BASE Mountain Biking (SCQF level 6)

Course Introduction

Borders Academy of Sport Excellence (BASE) supports ‘talented’ performers to develop their individual skills and performance alongside their academic studies. The course has some common element with other level 6 Sport & Fitness courses but is built around a National Progression Award (NPA) in Achieving Excellence in Sport, covering: Analysis of performance; Behaviours of elite Athletes; and Performance improvement programmes. It is a full time course, with 3 days per week in college (for classes and strength & conditioning) and 2 days expert tuition. The expert tuition is normally provided by Dirt School (at the world class facilities at Glentress/Innerleithen); applicants from other sports are welcomed.


NPA Achieving Excellence in Sport and NPA in Exercise & Fitness Leadership (SCQF Level 6)


Full-time further education programme, 3 days per week in College, 2 days expert tuition


Scottish Borders Campus

Entry Requirements

This programme is designed to develop the competitive abilities of an athlete and it is expected that applicants will already be competing and performing at a high level. In addition applicants require two National 5 awards or equivalent, ideally in English and Physical Education. Selection will be subject to satisfactory interview session.

Progression Opportunities

You may continue to develop your mountain biking skills in HND Year 1 Coaching and Developing Sport (at SCQF Level 7)