Sport and Fitness NC Level 5 NC

What is special about this course?

This NC in Sport and Fitness at SCQF level 5 has been designed to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills for the sport and fitness sector. Practical skills, core skills and relevant experience developed during this course could allow students to continue in education or move into other employment options in the Sport and Fitness Industry. It builds knowledge and skills in sport and fitness e.g. personal fitness, how to deal with accidents and emergencies and how to plan activity sessions.

Not only would this provide a smooth and gradual transition from SCQF level 5 studies, but would also act as an appropriate transitional study platform onto Higher National (SCQF level 7) study progression in sports coaching or health and fitness or into the world of work to undertake an SVQ level 2 in Sports Coaching; Activity Leadership or Instructing Exercise and Fitness, perhaps leading to a Modern Apprenticeship (MA).

Entry requirements

2 Standard Grades at General level or above (or equivalent) to include PE

or satisfactory attainment of an SCQF Level 4 course.

Students who do not have Standard Grade PE may be invited to attend a practical assessment.

Also

Due to the work placement / working with young people aspects of this course students will have Basic Disclosure checks carried out

The course contains the following mandatory units:

  • Introduction to Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods
  • Developing Leadership with Physical Activities
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Activity
  • Communication
  • IT
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing
  • Teamwork Through Sport and Recreation Activity

In addition, the students will undertake a range of units from the following subject areas:-

  • Citizenship through Sport and Fitness Volunteering
  • Introduction to Health and Safety in the Provision of Sporting Activities
  • Map Reading with Expedition leadership
  • Sporting Activity: Participation and Performance
  • Sports Officiating and Organising – Recreational
  • Introduction to Sports Development
  • Introduction to Sport and Recreation
  • Sports Injuries – Introduction to Identification, Prevention and Treatment

Decision on unit choice will remain with the college and will be discussed at interview and induction. 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Tutor developed materials, on-line resources, books and literature


How long will my course last?


1 Academic Years

1 academic year


Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
    • Dunoon Learning Centre
    • Helensburgh Learning Centre
    • Islay Learning Centre
    • Lochgilphead Learning Centre
    • Oban Learning Centre
    • Rothesay Learning Centre
    • Local Centres

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

Funding

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression - This course may allow students higher level study progression in sports coaching or health and fitness or into the world of work as a fitness / gym attendant, sports development assistant, sports club attendant perhaps leading to a Modern Apprenticeship or act as an appropriate transitional study platform onto Higher National (SCQF level 7) study progression in sports coaching or health and fitness or into the world of work to undertake an SVQ level 2 in Sports Coaching; Activity Leadership or Instructing Exercise and Fitness, perhaps leading to a Modern Apprenticeship (MA).

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