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Access to HNC Sports Coaching - Level 6 (January)

Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
29 Jan 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 Weeks (January to June)

Access to HNC Sports Coaching is designed to prepare you for entry to the industry at a basic level or as preparation for studying HNC Sports Coaching and Developing Sports course starting in August. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop your own sports and fitness performance, and to gain a range of industry-recognised sports qualifications. The course also provides you with the opportunity to network with external partners and to gain valuable industry experience.

What will I learn?

Access to HNC Sports Coaching contains many practical elements for which you should ensure that you are physically fit.

During the course you will learn:

  • Sports such as basketball, badminton, volleyball, swimming, football, rugby, hockey and table tennis, including NGB (National Governing Body) coaching awards where appropriate
  • Basic sports coaching
  • Core skills
  • Planning personal fitness
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Fitness programmes
  • Resistance training
  • Circuit training

A PVG will be carried out at the start of this course

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three passes at National 5, or equivalent, preferably one of which should be English; or
  • Any relevant Level 5 or 6 Sport Coaching or Sport and Fitness courses
  • You should demonstrate a current and active interest in sport and fitness in the application form
  • 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 requirement equivalency table

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

We have excellent links with: 

  • National Governing Bodies 
  • Glasgow Life Sport 
  • Local Authorities 
  • Active School coordinators 
  • Sports development

Jobs and further study

Successful students may progress to courses starting in August at Glasgow Clyde College including:

  • HNC/D Coaching and Developing Sport
  • HNC Football Coaching with Development 

It may also be possible to gain employment as a pool lifeguard, multi-sports coaching roles or specific sports coaching roles.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply 
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session. You may be asked for a reference as part of the process.
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a 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 offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding. This will normally be sent out in December. 

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3782