Coaching and Developing Sport (in partnership with Partick Thistle Community Trust)

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


The HNC in partnership with Partick Thistle 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 Partick Thistle Community Trust (PTCT) programmes most suited to their home location and travel requirements. These work placements will provide invaluable experience within Partick Thistle, allowing individuals to develop their coaching practice, employment and education prospects.

In addition to live coaching sessions, you will study:

Laws of the game; Event management; Game analysis; Human physiology and physical training methods; Sports development; Developing professional practice; First aid; Injury prevention; and Inclusive coaching.

The HNC, in partnership with Partick Thistle PTCT may also offer additional opportunities to participate in and support the wider activity of the organisation.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, preferably including English or another English based subject and Physical Education plus SFA 1:1 Coaching Award; or NQ Sports Coaching; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview and practical exercise session.

Progression Routes

Year 2 HND Coaching with Sport Development or related courses at university.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport, Fitness and Sports Therapy

SCQF Level