This course prepares you to work in the leisure industry. It also provides the knowledge required to progress onto the HND Coaching and Developing Sport or HND Fitness, Health and Exercise.
You must be physically fit to undertake the practical elements of the course.
The course consists of Level 5 and 6 units, which cover a range of practical and theoretical sports related units. Units may include (depending upon at which campus you study):
Human physiology; Basic sports coaching techniques; Developing volunteers; Outdoor education; Indoor games and sport; Circuit training, fixed and free weights; Planning personal fitness; Swimming pool lifeguarding award.
A programme of team building and leadership skills is undertaken along with a focus on gaining National Governing Body Awards where applicable, including Sports Hall Athletics, Intro to Badminton Coaching, SFA Coaching Certificate at 1.1 and 1.2, Go Mountain Biking Cert and CYQ Level 1 Assistant Gym Instructor Award.
3 relevant subjects at National 5 including English, or NQ Sport and Fitness Activities (Level 5), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. All applicants must have an active interest in sport or fitness. Interview and a short written test.
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.
HND Fitness, Health and Exercise, HND Coaching and Developing Sport or employment within the leisure industry.
Sport and Fitness