Coaching and Developing Sport

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus, Langside Campus


This coaching and developing sport course will give you the underpinning knowledge and practical coaching skills you need to pursue a career in a sports-related field or to progress to Higher Education.

Sports Coaching Theory; Coaching Children; Anatomy and Physiology; Conduct and Ethics; First Aid; Work Experience; Sports Development; Research; Coaching of Sport: an introduction; Graded Unit 1; Strength and Conditioning; Inclusive Sport; Fitness Testing; Nutrition; Principles of Fitness; Psychology of Sports Coaching.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher including an English based subject or NQ Sport and Fitness (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Evidence of participation in a recognised sport or outdoor pursuit. Entry subject to interview and possibly a fitness 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.

Progression Routes

HND Coaching and Developing Sport; 1st or 2nd year entry to Bsc Hons Sports Coaching, Sports Development or Sports and Development at University of the West of Scotland. Employment in the Sports Industry.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level