Sport and Recreation (Stranraer Academy) SFW @ SCQF Level 5


This is a Skills for Work Award which will be delivered to you as school pupils at Stranraer Academy. It will help you to develop your skills and knowledge in a variety of recreation and sports and can help prepare you for employment within the field of Sport and Fitness.

Course code



Stranraer Campus


1 year Thursday Afternoon Attendance

Entry Requirements

  • You should have a strong interest in Sports and Fitness

  • You should be physically fit as there is a strong emphasis on practical participation

  • It would be helpful if you were studying towards or hold N4 English and other relevant subject areas such as PE, Biology or Nutrition

Information and Interview Session Requirements

There is no interview requirement for this course. Offers will be made based on your application so please be sure to answer the application questions fully.

Course Content

You will learn about the sport and fitness sector. You will develop an excellent work ethic including timekeeping and a positive responsible attitude, health, and safety issues in a variety of sporting activities, technical knowledge and skills in planning and setting up equipment and skills in making training plans and setting goals for others.

The course content is subject to change.


Assessment is ongoing throughout the year.


On successful completion of the course, you can progress to a range of sport and fitness courses at Dumfries and Galloway College. It may also enable you to progress on to Higher PE at your school.

Career Prospects

Previous students on this course have moved on to careers in:

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

Additional funding information


Course Contact Details

Michelle Hodgson – or 01387 734194

Selling Points

This course gives school pupils an understanding of the requirements for working in the Sport & Fitness industry. It also enhances learners’ transferable skills including communication, leadership, and confidence.

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