Sports Coaching and Development

Dundee and Angus College


Gardyne Campus


This course builds on the knowledge and understanding gained throughout the HNC where multiple disciplines within the industry are investigated in an academic manner at SCQF Level 8.

Areas covered include: Sports Coaching, Sports Development and a range of Sports Science topics. Learners will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills necessary to work as a professional within the sports industry in a variety of contexts.

Learners will 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 3 Coaching Framework).

Entry Requirements

HNC Sports Coaching and Development (15 credits); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 7.

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

3rd year sports degree programmes

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport, Fitness and Uniformed Services

SCQF Level