Sports Coaching and Development

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This is a recently revised and popular course designed to provide a foundation for anyone wishing to enter the field of Sports Coaching and Development. There are also PDA's (Professional Development Awards) in Sports Coaching which is fully embedded into the HND in Sports Coaching and Development course, which are jointly certificated with sportscotland and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity(CIMSPA).

The course is designed to prepare students for entry into employment within the Sports Coaching & Sports Development industry or onto Higher study at university.

Year 1:
Sports Development 1; Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics in Sport; Sports Coaching and Development: Developing Professional Practice; Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Yourself; Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Others; Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Coaching; Sports Coaching and Development: Graded Unit 1; Coaching Children; First Aid for Sport & Fitness; Prevention & Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries; Psychology of Sports & Exercise

Year 2:
Sports Development 2; Physical Preparation for Sports Performance; Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Yourself 2; Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Others 2; Sports Coaching Practitioner: Knowing Coaching 2; Sports Coaching and Development: Graded Unit 2; +4 Optional credits (units TBC).

Entry Requirements

Higher English and Physical Education plus 3 subjects at National 5 including Maths or a science subject; or Pathway to Sports Coaching or Pathway to Fitness, Health and Exercise; or other relevant qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and practical test. Current active involvement within sport and a strong interest in sports coaching.

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

Year 3 of a related degree programme

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level