Access to HNC Fitness and Sports Coaching - Level 6 (January)
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 course in Sports Coaching or Health and Fitness at Level 7. 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.
What will I learn?
This course contains many practical elements for which you should ensure that you are physically fit, and includes:
- Sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Football, Rugby, Hockey and Table Tennis (including National Governing Body (NGB) Coaching awards where appropriate)
- Basic sports coaching
- Planning personal fitness
- Developing cardio fitness
- Core skills
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Fitness programmes
- Resistance training
- Circuit training
Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- A current and active interest in sport and fitness
- Three National 5s, or equivalent, preferably one of which should be English; or
- Any relevant level 5 course such as NQ Sport and Fitness
- If you can demonstrate an active interest in sport or fitness, but don't meet the academic requirements, you may still be considered for this course
- Entry will be by interview to determine your suitability for this course.
- 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
Jobs and further study
- This course is designed to help you move on to various SCQF Level 7 courses such as HNC Sports Coaching and HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise
- Students who have been successful on this course have also gained employment as Leisure Centre Attendants and Sports Coaches.
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 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. During the interview, you will hear about the course and you can ask any questions you may have. Your qualifications and references 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:
- 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.