Sports Coaching and Development (Football Coaching)

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


This HNC course is primarily for those wishing to pursue a career as a football coach. This highly practical course has excellent connections with Fife football clubs and beyond. It also provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a sports professional within a wide variety of different settings.

You will have the opportunity to achieve the Professional Development Award (PDA) in Sports Coaching at SCQF level 7 during the HNC year.

Subjects Include:
Human Anatomy; Physiology and Biomechanics; Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Self, Knowing Coaching, Knowing Others; Sports Development; Sports Coaching and Development: Developing Professional Practice ; Graded Unit 1.

The Graded Unit allows the candidate to explore a topic that is of particular relevance to their own future career aspirations.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; English, Physical Education or a science subject preferred plus National 5 English (if not held at Higher); or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6; interview.

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

HND Coaching and Development of Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level