Sports Coaching (Level 6)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


This course prepares you to work in the sports coaching and leisure industry. It also provides the knowledge required to progress onto further study.

You must be physically fit to undertake the practical elements of the course.

The course consists of Level 5 and 6 units, which cover a range of practical and theoretical sports related units. Units can include:

Human physiology; Basic sports coaching techniques; Developing volunteers; Leading sporting activities; Communications 4; Outdoor education; Indoor games and sport; Work / Coaching placements; Sports development; Circuit training; Planning personal fitness; Swimming pool lifeguarding award

A programme of team building and leadership skills is undertaken along with Level 6 Communications, First Aid certificate and national governing body sports awards.

Entry Requirements

3 relevant subjects at National 5 including an English based subject, or NQ Sport and Fitness (Level 5), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview, reference and pre-entry 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.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level