Coaching and Developing Sport

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


This course introduces and develops the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in sports coaching. The principles of good coaching practice are examined and a wide practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports is developed.

You'll be taught by sports coaching staff with significant industry experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

Year one:

Sports Coaching Theory and Practice; Principles of Fitness Training; Anatomy Physiology; Energy Systems; Sports Mechanics; Event Management in Sport; Coaching of Sports Level 1; Psychology of Sports Coaching.

Year two:

Psychology; Sports Mechanics; Coaching Level 2; Nutrition; Current Exercise Trends; Assisting Disability in Sport.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English or another English based subject; or NQ Sports Coaching; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

A relevant degree at a Scottish University

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level