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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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This course will give you practical and theory-based skills in fitness, health and sport. You will have the opportunity to lead fitness sessions with young people and work with a range of client groups. 

Read about Emma Fairbairn's West Lothian College experience here

  • Sport

    What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Circuit training
    • Fixed and free weight-training
    • Volleyball
    • Basketball
    • Anatomy 
    • Nutrition

Why choose this course

The course will give you expertise, skills and qualifications for work in the sport and fitness sector. We work closely with local employers: you will visit a range of fitness settings to take part in various classes. This gives valuable industry experience and give you an introduction to gym instructor level 1. The college is an active member of Scottish Student Sport. We have sports teams in football, rugby, basketball and badminton, so you will have the opportunity to represent the college in various external leagues. 

Entry requirements

  • Three National 5 qualifications or equivalent at grade C or above, one of which must be English

We welcome applications from people with relevant life and work experience.

An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland application is required which you will do through the college if offered a place.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: HNC fitness, health and exercise; HNC coaching and developing sport; other HNC courses at West Lothian College.

    Employment: sport and fitness leader, leisure-club host, community centre activity leader and more.

Interview arrangements

If you are invited for an interview/course information session, plan to be in college for around two hours. The interview includes:

  • An introduction from the course tutor
  • An individual interview
  • Short written task

Please bring your practical kit and be prepared to take part in fitness testing activities. Also bring evidence of your qualifications and/or employment references.


Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.