Sport and Fitness (NQ) @ SCQF Level 6


Sport and Fitness: SCQF Level 6

Ready to take your passion for sports and fitness to the next level? Our SCQF Level 6 Sport and Fitness course is designed to empower you with a comprehensive skill set that will set you on the path to success in this dynamic industry.

Course Highlights:

Master the Art: Dive deep into the world of sports and fitness with a curriculum that covers both practical and theory-based skills you’ll gain a holistic understanding of the field.

Elevate Your Leadership: This course is not just about personal growth; it’s about becoming a leader in the field. You’ll develop the ability to plan and deliver sport and fitness activities, honing your leadership skills to inspire others. You’ll gain a qualification in leadership too,

Diverse Experiences: Immerse yourself in a rich variety of classes and activities that go beyond the basics. By actively participating, you’ll cultivate invaluable hands-on experience that will set you apart in the job market.

Employability Focus: We’re dedicated to making you highly employable. The skills and knowledge you gain here align perfectly with what employers in the industry are seeking. Your journey with us is a direct ticket to a promising career.

Pathways to Success: Whether you aspire to pursue further studies or launch your career right away, this course is your stepping stone. It’s a robust preparation for both higher education and immediate employment opportunities.

Unlock Your Potential: Join us at SCQF Level 6 and tap into your full potential in the world of sport and fitness. We’re here to nurture your talent and guide you toward a future brimming with opportunities.

Your Future Awaits: Don’t miss this chance to propel your passion into a fulfilling profession. Enrol now and embark on a journey toward becoming a standout expert in the exciting realm of sport and fitness.

Secure your spot and take the first stride towards a rewarding future in sport and fitness.

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

  • Three National 5 Awards or equivalent, or
  • Successful completion of a SCQF Level 5 Sport & Fitness Programme, or
  • Other qualifications and/or experience

You will join PVG (criminal records check) this is to ensure you can continue a chosen career path as well as attend placement where there may be children or 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 may be face to face or by phone.

It is important that you fill in your application form really well. 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.

When you apply 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:

  • Exercise and Fitness (Cardiovascular, Free Weight and Circuit Training)
  • Volunteering
  • Marketing
  • Sport Development
  • Sports Coaching/Leadership
  • Reflection on your meta-skills development
  • You’ll prepare for employment
  • You’ll be given guidance on your chosen career path and potential for further study
  • Your digital and IT skills will be developed using Teams

The course content is subject to change.


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


Students may apply to progress to:

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

Career Prospects

Careers in:

  • Leisure facilities
  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness Instructing
  • Supervisory 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. Please contact a member of the funding team for 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. Students will enjoy exciting practical and theory-based experiences in sport & fitness.

Learners can also expect:

  • Trips and visits to local sport and fitness providers.
  • Experience delivering in the community.
  • Involvement in local events.

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