Coaching and Developing Sport HNC @ SCQF Level 7

Dumfries and Galloway College

Course details

Course description

You will study:

  • Sports Coaching Theory and Practice,

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Energy Systems,

  • Coaching of Sports

  • Sports Development

  • Work Placement

  • Assisting with Sport Events

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Coaching Children

    *The course content is subject to change.

This course will introduce you to the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in sports coaching and/or sports development. Together we will examine the principles of good coaching practice, as well as developing your practical and theoretical knowledge of coaching and sports development.

A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check must be successfully completed as part of this course, you will be required to pay for this. You will also be required to purchase a sports kit. Further information will be provided at your Information and Interview Session.

Learning outcome

The HNC in Coaching and Developing Sport can offer you excellent career opportunities in the sport & fitness industry.

Careers in

  • Sport development
  • Community sports coaching
  • Coaching in professional sport
  • Sports facilities supervisory roles
  • Teaching

Students may apply to progress to the HND in Coaching and Developing Sport. Dependent on the university, you may be able to gain entry to 1st or 2nd year of study on related degree programmes.

Provided by

Dumfries and Galloway College


Provider website

Dumfries Campus

Bankend Road



Entry requirements

  • Two Highers at grade C or above; OR
  • SCQF level 6 qualification in a sports related subject; OR
  • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

If you are currently studying at Dumfries & Galloway College, you will also require a positive progressing learner reference.

You may be invited for an information and interview session where you will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area.

Course options

Course details

Full time

21st Aug 2023 to 14th Jun 2024

Cost: Visit the provider's website for details.

Venue details

Dumfries Campus

Bankend Road