NQ Sports Coaching - Level 6

This course is designed to give students the skill, expertise and relevant vocational qualifications to work within the leisure industry. It also provides the knowledge required to progress onto HND Coaching and Developing Sport or HND Fitness, Health and Exercise. 

A PVG will be required to undertake any coaching placements / work experience which may be included in the course.

This course contains practical elements and applicants should ensure that they are physically fit enough to undertake the practical elements of the course. 

Course content

The course consists of Level 5 and 6 units which cover a range of practical and theoretical sports related units. Units can include:

  • Human Physiology
  • Circuit Training
  • Athletics
  • Basic Sports Coaching Techniques
  • Basketball 
  • Badminton
  • Football

A programme of team building and leadership skills is undertaken along with Level 6 Communications, Level 5 Information Technology, First Aid certificate and national governing body sports awards.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three relevant subjects at National Level 5 with C pass or above, one of which must be English-based, or
  • Any relevant level 5 course such as NQ Sport and Fitness (Level 5) or Introduction to Sport and Fitness (Level 5) (January Start) , including a pass at Level 5 Communications
  • All applicants must have an active interest in sport or fitness
  • Entry will be interview, a short test and two acceptable reference to determine suitability for this course
  • Applications are also welcome from those without formal qualifications who can demonstrate an active interest in fitness or sport and relevant life/work experience.
Selection process information

Progression routes

  • HND Coaching and Developing Sport
  • HND Fitness, Health and Exercise

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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