Celtic Pathway into Football Coaching (Level 6)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


This course will give you the skills, expertise and relevant vocational qualifications to work within the football industry. It aims to develop a pathway/certification for football coaches, leading to possible employment with Celtic Football Club.

It also provides you with the knowledge so that you can progress onto HND Coaching and Developing Sport or HND Fitness, Health and Exercise.

Units include: Sporting Activity Football; Coaching Children; Coaching Young Footballers; Introduction to Analysing Football Performance; Talent Identification and Scouting; Human Physiology through Physical Exercise; Introduction of Support Mechanisms.

A programme of team building and leadership skills is undertaken, along with core skills, First Aid certificate and National Governing Body football awards.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including an English based subject; NQ Sport and Fitness (Level 5); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry is by interview, written test, references and possibly a practical football session.

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

HNC Celtic - Coaching and Developing Football, or possible future employment with Celtic Football Club.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level