Coaching and Developing Sport - HND Year 1 - Sport and Exercise (SCQF level 7)


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

This course is ideal for those who have an active involvement and passion for sport. Through a blended learning approach as well as at least 3 hours per week spent on placement with a SRU Development Officer or Live Borders Active Schools Coordinator, you will learn how to deliver sports coaching, strength and conditioning, fitness testing, sports analysis, nutrition, psychology and sports development projects, while also gaining the real life experience of enabling young sports people to thrive and develop in their chosen area.HNC Coaching and Developing Sport offers a unique opportunity to work towards industry recognised coaching awards. The course is recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and enables access to employment or university. This means you can be confident you'll graduate with enhanced employment or university prospects in your chosen field. Through completion of this HNC there will also be the unique opportunity to work towards your chosen Sports Governing bodies Level 1 and 2 coaching awards as well as Refereeing, Saltire and 1st Aid qualifications ensuring you gain the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to provide you with various options on completion.

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HND Year 1 in Coaching and Developing Sport at SCQF Level 7


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College, Work placement (100 hours per year)


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

SCQF Level 6 qualification in Sport and Communications, or 2 Highers, preferably in English and/or Physical Education. All applicants must have a proven interest in Sport and Sports Coaching. Selection may be subject to a Satisfactory Interview Session (Interviews will include Group Practical Session so Interviewee's should bring Practical Kit).

Progression opportunities

HND Year 2 in Coaching and Developing Sport, employment or higher education


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