BASE Mountain Biking (SCQF level 6)


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

Borders Academy of Sport Excellence (BASE) supports sports performers to develop their individual skills and sports 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 up to 3 days per week in college that will include specialised strength & conditioning sessons and 2 days expert MTB tuition through Dirt School at the world class facilities of Glentress/Innerleithen.

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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 or equivalent blended delivery


Scottish Borders Campus

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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 in which a practical session will take place to assess current performance levels (Interviewees should come to interview with kit and bike).

Progression opportunities

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


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