Football Coaching and Developing Sport

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


This course will give you the underpinning knowledge, practical coaching skills and relevant qualifications to work within the football industry or a sports related field. It can also be used to progress to higher education.

It aims to develop a pathway/certification for football coaches, leading to possible employment with Celtic Football Club.

The course includes 10 mandatory units and five options. If a student wants to leave at the end of Year 1 then in order to achieve their HNC they must pass all mandatory units and two options.

Sports development; Human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics in sport; Sports coaching practitioner: knowing yourself; Sports coaching practitioner: knowing others; Sports coaching practitioner: knowing coaching; Sports coaching and development: developing professional practice; Sports coaching and development: graded unit 1; Strength and conditioning; Psychology of sports coaching; Coaching children.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and 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 or relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level