Advanced Certificate: Football Studies

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


This course is designed to support those who wish to pursue a career in the football industry. The course is practical in nature and allows you to develop your playing performance in an elite setting whilst also developing skills in a range of additional roles including coaching, scouting, sport science, and stadium management.

You will study:
Basic sports coaching techniques; Deliver a coaching programme: football; Free & Fixed weights; Sporting activity: association football; Sporting activity participation and performance; Sports officiating and organising – formal: association football; Nutrition and health; Sports: activity and participation opportunities in the community; Event organisation; Scouting and talent identification; Developing technical performance in football.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5, or Intermediate Certificate: Sport and Fitness, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview.

You may 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

Relevant HNC/D

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level