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 underpinning knowledge required to progress onto Advanced Certificate: Sport and Fitness.

  • 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

All Applicants meeting the entry criteria will be invited for an Information Session

Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

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



  • 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