Pathway into Football Coaching (Level 6)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


This course will give you the skills, expertise and relevant vocational qualifications to work within the football industry. It aims to develop a pathway/certification for football coaches, leading to possible employment with Celtic Football Club.

It also provides you with the knowledge required for progression onto HNC Football Coaching and Developing Sport, HND Coaching and Developing Sport or HND Fitness, Health and Exercise.

You must be physically fit to undertake the practical elements of the course.

The course consists of Level 6 units and college certificates which cover a range of practical and theoretical sports related units. Units can include:

Sporting activity football; Coaching children; Coaching young footballers; Introduction to analysing football performance; Talent identification and scouting; Human physiology through physical exercise; Introduction of support mechanisms.

Entry Requirements

3 relevant subjects at National 5 including an English based subject, or NQ Sport and Fitness Activities (Level 5), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and pre-entry 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.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level