Rangers Soccer Academy Coaching Programme

New College Lanarkshire


Broadwood Campus


The HNC in Sports Coaching, in partnership with Rangers Football Club, gives learners the knowledge and skills necessary to work as professionals within Football or the wider discipline of sports development and coaching. Successful applicants will be placed within the Rangers Soccer Academy programmes most suited to their home location and travel requirements. These work placements will provide invaluable experience within the Rangers Soccer Academy, allowing individuals to develop their coaching practice, employment and education prospects.

As part of the HNC, the Soccer Academy coaches will have access to the Rangers Online Academy platform for previous session content to assist with planning, delivery and review of coaching sessions. The platform also provides access to educational webinars to enhance the all-round development of the coach, with sessions including nutrition, sports science and wellbeing. These remote learning opportunities are also supported by practical coach development and in–service days delivered by the Soccer Academy as they further invest in their coaching team. The programme may also offer additional opportunities to participate in and support the wider activity of the organisation.

This HNC also includes an embedded, stand alone, industry-recognised Professional Development Award in Sports Coaching at SCQF Level 7. This is jointly certificated by SportScotland and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

Entry Requirements

1 Higher; preferably English, Biology, Human Biology, Physical Education or Psychology; NQ Sport and Fitness (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview may be required. Personal Statement is required.

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 in Coaching and Developing Sport

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level