Course Details

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Certificate: Introduction to Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level 4

This 18-week introductory course will help you decide if a sport and fitness related career is what you wish to pursue. It will also introduce you to the skills, qualities, and experiences required for the industry. It allows you to progress on to further education courses and improve your career prospects in this field.

What You Study

  • Exercise and fitness: an introduction
  • Sport and recreation: assist with activity sessions
  • Sport and recreation: personal fitness
  • Sporting activity: orienteering
  • Physical education: performance
  • Nutrition, health and wellbeing
  • Fitness for the Army
  • Local investigations
  • Sport and recreation: skills for employment
  • Sport and recreation: dealing with facilities and equipment

Duration and Attendance

18 weeks full-time (February – June).

Entry Requirements

External Candidates

  • Four National 3s or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details) or above, including English
  • Reference to support your application

Internal Candidates

  • Reference to support your application

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

External and Internal Candidates

You will need a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland in order to go out on the placement(s) as part of this course (visit for more information). If you are concerned about any information that may affect your PVG, you can contact our Guidance team to discuss this before submitting your application.

Funding Information

For information on how to apply for funding for your course fees to be paid, funding options and other financial support available, please visit the Financing Your Studies page in our Student Information section.

Further Study

Intermediate Certificate: Sport and Fitness.

Career Opportunities

  • Leisure attendant
  • Lifeguard (with additional external qualification)
  • Sports leader
  • Volunteer in the sport and fitness industry
  • Youth/community work

Student Expenses

  • Sport and fitness related kit is required to take part in practical activities, such as trainers, tracksuit bottoms, training tops, and shorts
  • You will be provided with a Fife College polo shirt, used for leading clients or client groups

Application Process

Interview and/or group information session.

Find Your Ideal Career

Want to know more about job opportunities, salaries, and employment rates in this industry? Check out our Career Coach page.

This course is currently offered on the date(s) and venue(s) listed below.

Method of Study Year of course Starts* Ends* Based at Apply
Short full-time 1st Year 01 Feb 2018 19 Jun 2018 Stenton Campus Glenrothes course full

While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of course information, this is subject to change, as part of our continuous improvement process.

*Start and End dates refer to the week commencing date and the actual date could be any date within that week.

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