Advanced Certificate in Coaching Sport and Fitness - Gardyne Campus, 26 Aug 2024

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills for further study and/or a career in sport and fitness.


Dundee and Angus College, Dundee
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This course is available on the Dundee and Angus College website.



Gardyne Campus

Course Content

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills for further study and/or a career in sport and fitness. The course supports a daily sports and fitness activities programme working alongside Active Schools and incorporates SQA units at SCQF level 6-7. A key element of this course is experiential learning on practical coaching/fitness placements, which are tailored, wherever possible, to meet the individual career aspirations of the learner.

This course also develops knowledge and skills in the following areas: Sports Coaching (SVQ), Exercise and Fitness (NPA), Sports Science, Sports Performance and Child Wellbeing & Protection in Sport (SportScotland).

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five National 5s (grade C or above) in English, PE or a Science or successful progression from a relevant full-time sport course is required. Relevant industry qualifications and experience will also be considered.

Suitable applicants will be invited to outline their sporting aptitude, academic progress and sporting career aspirations at an interview, which includes conducting a 10-minute coaching session and completing an extended written task.

PVG Scheme Membership is a mandatory requirement for placement.

Method of Assessment

Variety of ongoing assessment tools: portfolio development, practical coaching ability, written assignments, presentations & successful work placement.

Future Prospects

Successful learners may progress to HNC in Sports Coaching and Development or Physical Activity and Health. Learners will be well-positioned to access employment and/or voluntary opportunities within sport and fitness.

About Dundee and Angus College

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Dundee and Angus College is a further education college in the Tayside region of Scotland. Created in 2013, the college is a merger of Angus College and Dundee College.

Whatever your age or background, Dundee and Angus College offer a wide range of courses all designed to help improve your future study and employment prospects.

The college aims to provide all of their learners with the very best learning experience in an atmosphere of respect and support. They endeavour to help you succeed in your course, and progress in your chosen career.

Dundee and Angus College is for learners at all stages of their learning journey; if you’ve just left school or need to re-train or learn a new skill in later life, their courses and services are designed to support you.

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