Sports Coaching and Development Football (HND year 1)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


The HND in Sports Coaching and Developing Football provides the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a professional within the sector. The topics covered range from human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to sports coaching, sports development and professional practice — including research skills.

This qualification will provide you with structured opportunities to experience the culture required for successful employment in football coaching. It will allow you to develop confidence and interpersonal and leadership skills while enhancing your knowledge and expertise in football coaching.

You will learn methods and techniques used in football coaching to develop yourself as a sports coaching practitioner, which could ultimately lead to a range of employment opportunities. You’ll be encouraged to take responsibility for your own learning and develop transferable and employability skills such as; independent research, planning, evaluating, presenting and working in a team.

Year 1 includes a stand-alone, industry-recognised Professional Development Award in Sports Coaching at SCQF level 7. Year 2 advances the PDA in Sports Coaching to SCQF level 8.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and practical test.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level