Sports Coaching (in partnership with Rangers Football Academy)

New College Lanarkshire


Broadwood Campus


The HNC in Sports Coaching, in partnership with The 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 course involves study of units such as:

Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Coaching; Knowing Yourself and Knowing Others; Sports Development; Developing Professional Practice; Human Anatomy Physiology and Biomechanics in Sport
A Graded Unit

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