Sports Coaching and Development

UHI Inverness


Inverness Campus


This course allows you to develop an understanding of both the theoretical and practical issues relating to a career in sports coaching for indoor or outdoor sports.


Mandatory units are:
Anatomy, physiology and energy systems; Coaching and developing sport: graded unit 1; Coaching children; Coaching of sports: an introduction; Conduct and ethics for sport and fitness practitioners; Research in sport and fitness: an introduction; Sports coaching theory and practice; Sports development: an introduction; Workplace experience.

Optional units may include:

Assist in a sport or fitness related event; First aid for sport and fitness; Fitness testing for sport; Flexibility training; Foundations of outdoor activities; Personal development planning; Prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries; Principles of fitness training; Psychology of sports coaching; Safe practice in outdoor activities; Strength and conditioning: an introduction.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers at C or above, preferably English and Maths or a science subject; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6.

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

On successful completion of this course you may progress to the HND Coaching and Developing Sport, BSc (Hons) Sport and Fitness, or the BA (Hons) Sports Management.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time



Course Length

1 year


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SCQF Level