Transform your passion for sport, coaching and fitness into a rewarding career, supporting and motivating others to develop and realise their potential. This course is designed to provide you with the solid foundation of knowledge and skills required to work within the vocational areas of exercise and fitness, sports coaching, and health and wellbeing. It will also provide you with the knowledge required to progress onto Advanced Certificate: Sport and Fitness.

  • Development of skills in sport and fitness environments
  • Sport and Exercise Skills for Solo, Team Sports
  • Information Technology (IT) and Digital Technology for research, problem solving and monitoring and evaluating performance
  • Key concepts of nutrition and health and wellbeing impact on performance in sport and fitness activities
  • Understanding the benefits of effective leadership, project and team working especially for coaching
  • One year full-time

  • Developing leadership within physical activities
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition, health and wellbeing
  • Teamwork through sport and recreation activities
  • Current exercise trends
  • Sporting activities: Team and Individual
  • Core Skills, Work Ready Skills and Employability Skills will be developed on this course

External Candidates

  • Four National 4s or above
  • You will need a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland

Internal Candidates

  • Successful completion of current course
  • Positive ILR
  • You will need a PVG check through Disclosure Scotland

All applicants will be invited for an information session

  • Advanced Certificate: Sport and Fitness
  • Leisure attendant
  • Pool lifeguard (with additional external qualification)
  • Youth and community work
  • Active Schools instructor
  • Volunteering within the community in a sporting context
  • Sports development assistant
  • 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
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise.