National 5 SfW Sport and Recreation (Course Code: C219 75)

SCQF Level 5 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Sport and Recreation?

Interest in sport in Scotland is growing. There are about 40,000 people employed in the various aspects of sport and leisure. As the number of sports centres continues to increase, there are more jobs in coaching and sports management. Some jobs are seasonal – skiing or work in holiday centres, for instance, and do not offer permanent employment. Leisure facilities offer a fairly steady source of jobs.

This course will give you the opportunity to find out more about the Sport and Recreation industry and the practical tasks involved in being a sports centre worker.

Sport and Recreation offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:

Career Pathways

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What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, however you would be expected to have achieved:

What will I study?

The course is made up of four compulsory units, one taking 60 hours, two taking 40 hours, and one taking 20 hours:

You will learn about:

Where will I take the course?

Work experience/placements

Work experience in a real or simulated environment is a key component of this course. You should be able to arrange a placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance teacher in school.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be based on a range of practical activities in real or simulated workplace settings. Tutors will observe and keep records of your work.

What can I go on to next?

You may be able to progress to:


Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?