Pathway to Sports Coaching: Football Studies

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This course aims to provide the foundations for future employment in leisure/sport industry occupations or further progression to related higher education courses. This course can also act as a preparatory course towards future progression onto HN study within Sports Coaching or Fitness, Health and Exercise. It also aims to develop an awareness of a range of team and individual activities and includes the opportunity to develop personal expertise.

Learners will be required to provide relevant items of equipment and clothing.

Football participation and performance; Football organisation and officiating; Coaching Development
Exercise and Fitness studies; Core skills; First aid; Event organisation; Volunteering opportunities; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Nutrition for Sport and Fitness.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5, preferably English, Physical Education and a science subject; or successful completion of NC Sport and Fitness; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and a group based practical assessment.

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.

Progression Routes

Relevant HND

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level