This sport and fitness course is designed to prepare you for entry to the 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.
What will I learn?
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Football, Rugby, Hockey and Table Tennis (including NGB Coaching awards where appropriate)
- Developing Leadership within Physical Activities
- Developing Cardio Fitness
- Core Skills Communication (Intermediate 2)
- Fitness Programmes
- Resistance Training
- Circuit Training.
Employer and industry links
- National Governing Bodies
- Glasgow Life Sport
- Local Authorities
Jobs and further study
- This course is designed to help you move on to various SCQF Level 6 courses such as Sport and Fitness, Sports Coaching, and Fitness and Exercise
- Former students have moved in to jobs as Leisure Centre Attendants.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- A current and active interest in sport and fitness
- Three passes at National 4, preferably one which should be English.
- Three standard grades or three Intermediate 1 passes, preferably one which should be English
- Any relevant level 4 course such as Introduction to Sport (level 4)
If you can demonstrate an active interest in sport or fitness, but don't meet the academic requirements, you can still be considered for this course
- Entry will be by interview, assignment and two acceptable references to determine your suitability for this course.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, 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.
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
- If you meet the entry requirements, or have qualifications pending, you will be invited in for an interview
- When you attend the interview you must bring a copy of your qualifications and your reference/s
- The college’s admissions department will email you an electronic version of the reference form. Please print this and ask your referee to complete it before bringing it along to your interview along with a copy of your relevant proof of entry qualifications,
- If you are unable to bring these documents to the interview you will be unable to be offered an unconditional offer
The interview will take the form of a group interview where you will be asked to discuss your interests and experience in sport and fitness. During the interview, you will hear about the course and then carry out a short written paper. Your qualifications and references will be checked followed by a group interview. You will have the chance to ask any questions about the course.
After you have attended your interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 1 – 2 weeks. The outcome would be one of the following:
- unconditional place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
- conditional place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualification which you may not be able to provide us until August. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place
- waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, however, the course is full. If any spaces become available you may be contacted usually around about the course start date.
- unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centre to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.
Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding. This will normally be sent out within three weeks of you accepting the place.