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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. If you apply, you will receive a course full email and if place was to become available we would be in contact but we cannot guarantee this. Some courses still have availability- please check the website for update information on course availability.



This course is suitable for individuals who wish to pursue 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.

  • Sport & Fitness Courses

    What the course includes

    • Formal association football 
    • Teamwork through sport 
    • Sporting Activity: Badminton
    • Nutrition  
    • Provide play sessions in a sport environment 
    • Human Physiology in the Development of Performance




Why choose this course

You will have the opportunity to gain governing body coaching awards in various sports which can lead to employment. There will also be opportunities to take part in industry related workshops and events.

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. 

  • Where it leads

    Education: HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise and HNC Coaching and Developing Sport courses at West Lothian College. 

    Employment: Various roles within sports coaching and health and fitness. Previous students have gained employment with local authority and private 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:

  • 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.