Sport and Fitness (NQ) @ SCQF Level 5


Elevate Your Future in Sport and Fitness!

Are you passionate about the world of sports and fitness? Ready to turn your passion into a rewarding career? Our SCQF Level 5 Sport and Fitness course is your gateway to a world of opportunities in this exciting industry.

What Awaits You:

Unlock Your Potential: This course is designed to ignite your knowledge and hone your skills, equipping you with the expertise you need to thrive in the sport and fitness sector.

Real-World Relevance: The learning experiences here are strategically tailored to meet the exact demands of employers in the field. What you learn in the classroom seamlessly connects with the skills that employers seek.

Experience that Counts: Gain hands-on experience and bolster your confidence through a wide range of engaging practical and theoretical activities. Our dedicated lecturers will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you’re well-prepared for the workforce.

Your Path to Employability: Not only will you acquire a wealth of knowledge, but you’ll also become more employable. Employers are actively seeking employees with the skill set and experience you’ll gain during this course.

Diverse Opportunities Await: Whether you dream of becoming a personal trainer, sports coach, fitness instructor, or want to explore the many other exciting roles within the industry, this course opens doors to a multitude of career pathways.

Your Success Story Begins Here: Join us and embark on a journey towards a fulfilling career in sport and fitness. With our SCQF Level 5 course, you’re not just learning – you’re preparing to thrive.

Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your passion into a profession. Enrol now and sculpt your future in the vibrant world of sport and fitness!

Your exciting future starts here!

Course code



Dumfries Campus


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

Entry Requirements

  • Four National 4 awards or equivalent, or

  • Other qualifications and/or experience

You will undergo a PVG (criminal records check) to ensure you can progress within this industry and gain employment. This is because you may have placement with children and vulnerable adults.

If you are currently studying at Dumfries & Galloway College, you will also require a positive progressing learner reference.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you may be given a date and time slot to take part in an interview. This can be face to face or over the phone.

It is important that you put an effort into your application online. We will ensure the entry requirements and your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for.

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.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods
  • Leadership within Physical Activities
  • Nutrition, Health, and Wellbeing
  • Teamwork through Sport and Recreation Activity
  • You will reflect on meta-skills
  • You will get career and further study advice
  • You’ll use Teams regularly for your coursework

The course content is subject to change.


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


Previous students on this course have moved on to:

  • SCQF Level 6 Certificate in Sport & Fitness

Then progressed to

  • HNC Fitness, Health, and Exercise
  • HNC Coaching and Developing Sport

Career Prospects

Careers in:

  • Leisure facilities
  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness Instructing
  • Roles in non-sport and fitness related industries

Additional funding information

You may be eligible for Bursary or EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) funding for this course.

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. Students will have exciting practical and theory-based experiences in Sport & Fitness.

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