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Sport & Fitness

NQ Sports Performance Level 5

  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 5
  • Course Type:   Full-time

NQ Sports Performance Level 5

Please note: This course is now full and only reserve places are available

This course is suitable for individuals who wish to begin pursuing a career in sports coaching. The course is a combination of practical based units across a range of sports and theory which supports different elements of coaching.

  • What this course includes

    The course includes a range of units that will develop your practical skills and understanding of key concepts including;

    • Sporting Activity Participation and Performance (Various sports)
    • Teamwork through Sport & Recreation Activities
    • Developing Leadership within Physical Activity
    • An Introduction to Sports Mechanics

Why choose this course

You will do practical sessions in our modern and spacious facilities including endurance fitness suite, games halls and dance studio. There will also be opportunities to take part in industry related workshops and events.  The college is an active member of Scottish Student Sport and 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 4 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 will it lead?

    Education: Level 6 sports performance or other level 6 courses at West Lothian College.

    Employment: Opportunities for assistant coaching roles with local clubs and organisations.

Interview arrangements

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

  • Short written task
  • Group sporting activity

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

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