NQ Developing Sport and Fitness Performance (Level 5)

This course is designed to prepare you for entry to the Sport and Fitness industry at a basic level or as preparation for studying a Sport or Fitness related course at Level 6. The emphasis is on developing your own sport and fitness performance and knowledge, with a view to moving on to a dedicated sports coaching or health and fitness course in the future.  

This course contains many practical elements for which you should ensure that you are physically fit.

Course content

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Indoor Sports: including Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming (including NGB Coaching awards where appropriate)
  • Developing Leadership within Physical Activities
  • Developing CV Fitness 
  • Core Skills Communication (Int 2)
  • Exercise and fitness subjects including resistance training, circuit training and gymnasium 
  • Assisting with fitness programming

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • A current and active interest in sport and fitness
  • Three passes at National 4, preferably one which should be English, or
  • Three standard grades or 3 Intermediate 1 passes, preferably one which should be English, or
  • Any relevant level 4 course such as Introduction to Sport (level 4)
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
  • Entry will be by interview, assignment and 2 acceptable reference to determine suitability for this course.

Selection Process Information

Progression routes

This course is designed to articulate with various SCQF Level 6 courses such as Sport and Fitness; Sports Coaching; Fitness & Exercise. 

Former students have accessed employment as Leisure Centre Attendants.

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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E: dmcgurn@glasgowclyde.ac.uk


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