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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time


This course is suitable for individuals who want to start a career in sports coaching.  Theory and practical units will be covered across various sports which include: Football, Basketball and Badminton

  • What the course includes

    This course includes:

    • Recreational association Football
    • Teamwork through Sport
    • Developing leadership within physical activities
    • Human anatomy and physical activities
    • Sporting activity: Basketball
    • Gym Instructor - preparation

Why choose this course

The opportunity to gain governing body awards which can lead to employment.

Various trips and workshops to enhance learning opportunities.

Entry requirements

  • Three National 4 qualifications, one of which should 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. 

  • Where it leads

    Education: Level 6 Sports performance or other level 6 courses at West Lothian College.  Previous Sport and fitness students have progressed onto further study at: Stirling University, Edinburgh Napier University and University of West of Scotland.

    Employment: A career within sport can lead to a range of employment opportunities. Previous students have gained employment with: Xcite, Rangers Football Club and Sport Scotland.

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.

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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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.