Strachan Football Personal Development Course

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


Strachan Personal Development is a unique course that provides an excellent opportunity for 16-19-year-olds with a passion for football. This course will develop your footballing skills, explore your personal fitness potential as well as increase your qualifications and employment prospects. This course can lead to a rewarding career in coaching, youth work, and sports facility management and maintenance.

This course is delivered in partnership with the Spartans Community Football Academy and Edinburgh College. You will have the opportunity to play in the Scottish Student Sports leagues and cup competitions as well as experience coaching workshops and masterclasses delivered by nationally recognised football coaches and practitioners. This is a one-year course and, upon completion, and upon completion, you will be better placed to progress on to other appropriate courses of study.

You will study subject areas that will help you understand how the body works and adapts to sport and exercise and how to work effectively and safely as a team. There will be focus and support on improving:

Written and communication skills; Sporting performance; Testing your own and others fitness levels; The positive impact of sport and physical activity on the individual and the community.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry is dependant on passing a football trial.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level