Access to HNC Fitness and Sports Coaching - Level 6 (January)

Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
23 Jan 2023
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks January to June

This fitness course is designed to prepare you for entry to the industry at a basic level or as preparation for studying a course in Fitness, Health and Exercise or Sports Coaching at Level 7. The emphasis is on developing your own fitness / sports performance and instruction skills, with a view to moving on to a dedicated health and fitness or sports course in the future.

What will I learn?

This course contains many practical elements for which you should ensure that you are physically fit, and includes:

  • YMCA Level 1 Fitness and physical activities
  • Basic sports coaching
  • Strength and conditioning
  • First Aid at work
  • Human physiology in the development of performance
  • Group exercise with music
  • CIMPSA - industry skills

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • A current and active interest in sport and fitness
  • Three National 5s with C pass or above, or equivalent, one of which must be English-based; or
  • Any relevant Level 5 course such as NQ Sport and Fitness or Introduction to Sport and Fitness.
  • Entry will be by interview and a written task. References on request.
  • We will consider your application if you have relevant experience and can demonstrate an active interest in fitness or sport but have no formal qualifications.
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

  • National Governing Bodies
  • Glasgow Life Sport
  • Local Authorities
  • YMCA
  • MyZone
  • Rebound UK

Jobs and further study

  • Successful completion of this course, as well as positive attendance, attitude and attainment, will allow entry to HND Fitness, Health and Exercise where you can achieve CIMSPA recognised Level 2 Gym Practitioner and Level 3 Personal Trainer.
  • Successfully completing this course can also lead to progression to HND Sports Coaching
  • Students who have been successful on this course have also gained employment as Leisure Centre Attendants and Sports Coaches.

I've applied — what happens next?

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 which will preferably be over Zoom or Microsoft Teams. If that proves to be a barrier, please get in touch and we can arrange an alternative interview method.
  • When you attend the interview you must provide a copy of your qualifications
  • 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 provide these documents at the interview you will be unable to be offered an unconditional offer.

The interview may take the form of an individual or group interview where you will be asked to discuss your interests and experience in sport and fitness.

You will be required to complete a short written task - you will be given a couple of statements and asked to select one and give your views  on the topic. During the interview, you will hear about the course and you can ask any questions you may have. Your qualifications will also be checked at this point. 

After you have attended your interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 10 working days. The outcome would be one of the following:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6189