The NQ Football Performance course will give you the opportunity to train and play in the manner of a professional footballer. This course is design to improve player’s technical abilities, tactical game understanding and knowledge. It also provides students with physical components such as strength and conditioning, agility and speed.
You will also visit and train at external training facilities of professional clubs in clubs in Scotland.
This course will represent the college on a weekly basis, Wednesday afternoon in the Scottish Student Sport completive football league.
You will also play football matches against other courses with in the college.
You must be physically fit to undertake the practical elements of the course.
What will I learn?
“A fantastic opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.”
Martin McGinness - 2019
“The course has made me technically better at football and showed me new tactical ways of how to play.” Christopher Welsh - 2019
“It has improved my tactical and technical skills and also given me a better standard of fitness.” Sam McCann - 2019
“Staff were very welcoming and the course has helped me with my first touch and over all game.” Callum Durrant - 2019
The course consists of Level 4 units and college certificates which cover a range of practical and theoretical sports related units. Units can include:
- Sporting Activity Football
- Technical and Tactical within Team Training Sessions
- Sporting Activity: An Introduction
- Health Analysis, Football Preparation
- Sports Conditioning for Footballers
A programme of team building and leadership skills is undertaken along with core skills
A PVG will be required to undertake any coaching placements/work experience which may be included in the course
Employer and industry links
- Glasgow Life Sport
- United Sports
- Challenger Sports
- Camp America
Jobs and further study
- Introduction to Sport and Fitness (Level 4) January start
- NQ Sport and Fitness Activities (Level 5) January start
- NQ Sports Coaching (Level 6)
- NQ Celtic Pathway into Football Coaching (Level 6)
- Access to HNC Sports Coaching with Development (Football Pathway) (Level 6) - (NEW for January 2021)
- Access to HNC Coaching and Developing Sport (Level 6) - (NEW for January 2021)
- HNC Sports Coaching with Development (Football Pathway) (Level 7)
- HNC Coaching and Developing Sport (Level 7)
- HND Coaching and Developing Sport (Level 7 and 8).
Entry requirements (minimum)
- You must have an active interest in football and fitness
- Entry will be by interview and two acceptable references to determine suitability for this course
- We will consider your application if you can demonstrate an active interest in fitness or sport but have no formal qualifications.
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.
When you apply:
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 then 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 get 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.
You will also be sent details on an information day. This normally takes place in June and will give you the chance to meet other students on your course, get a tour of the college, meet some ex-students and get a chance to speak to people from industry.
You will then be sent out information about the induction date. This will take place in August, 2–3 weeks before your course starts.