Coaching and Developing Sport HND @ SCQF Level 8


This course will further develop the skills and knowledge you will need for a career in sports coaching and/or sports development. Together we will examine the principles of good coaching practice, as well as developing your practical and theoretical knowledge of coaching and sports development.

A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check must be completed as part of this course, you will be required to pay for this.

You will be required to purchase a sports kit.

Further information will be provided at your "Information and Interview" Session. 


Course code





Full Time 2 or 3 days per week, additional hours for work experience and attendance in the evening may be required.

Entry Requirements

HNC Coaching and Developing Sport qualification along with a positive learner reference.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Progressing students from Dumfries and Galloway College will not be required to attend an Interview session, however, you will be required to pass the HNC with a positive learner reference.

For external applicants; during your information and interview session, you will be expected to provide positive responses to questions relating to your course choice, your future career, and your previous experiences in sport & fitness.

Once we have received your application you may be given a date and time slot to take part in an interview. You must confirm your interview appointment.

Course Content

You will study:

Fitness Conditioning in Sport
Sports Mechanics
Improving Coaching in Sport
Coaching of Sports Performance Development
Sports Development and Research
Psychology of Sports Coaching

The course content is subject to change.


Assessment is ongoing throughout the year and includes practical assessments and project work.


On successful completion of the course, you can progress to university. Dependent on the university you may be able to gain entry to 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study.

Career Prospects

The HND Coaching and Developing Sport can offer you excellent career opportunities in the sports industry.

Previous students on this course have moved on to:


Further study at university
Scholarships abroad

Careers in:

Sport development
Community sport coaching
Coaching in professional sport
Sports facilities management

Additional funding information

You should apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Please visit for further details.

Selling Points

You will be taught by sports coaching staff with significant industry experience and a proven record of accomplishment in bringing out the best in their students.