Sports Coaching and Development

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Gardyne Campus


It covers multiple disciplines within the industry and facilitates the academic investigation of these topics at SCQF level 7.

Areas covered include Sports Coaching, Sports Development, and a range of Sports Science topics. Learners will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as professionals within the sports industry in various contexts.

Learners have the opportunity to visit and participate in a variety of sporting events and festivals and gain additional sports and fitness qualifications.

The course provides learners with the industry-recognised PDA qualification certified by SportScotland/CIMSPA (Level 2 Coaching Framework).

Entry Requirements

2 relevant Highers including English, Physical Education or a science subject. Or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. There will be an interview, practical assessment and written test.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

The HNC will articulate directly into the HND in Sports Coaching and Development upon successful completion of 15 credits. Successful learners may gain employment within the sport and fitness industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport, Fitness and Uniformed Services

SCQF Level