Pathway to Sport, Fitness and Health (NQ) @ SCQF Level 4


This course is designed to introduce you to the Sport and Fitness industry at an introductory level which will prepare you for progression onto a Sport & Fitness @SCQF Level 5 course or into employment in the exciting Sport & Fitness Industry. You will gain practical skills and experience in a variety of sports and fitness contexts.

Former student Scot Alexander successfully completed his Sport & Fitness @ SCQF Level 4 qualification before progressing all the way to his HND. He now runs his own successful fitness business.

Course code





Full Time 2 or 3 days per week for 1 year

Entry Requirements

No formal academic qualifications are required however, an interest in Sport & Fitness is essential.


If you are currently studying at Dumfries & Galloway College, you will 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.

You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an interview.

It is important that you prepare well for your interview. During the information and interview session, 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. During your Information and Interview Session, 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:

  • Practical sport activities
  • Practical fitness activities
  • Events
  • Employability skills
  • Health & safety in a sport & fitness context


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 SCQF Level 5 Certificate in Sport & Fitness upon completion of this course

Career Prospects

Previous students on this course have moved on to:­

  • SCQF Level 5 Certificate in Sport & Fitness

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 track record of bringing out the best in their students. Students will enjoy exciting practical and theory based experiences in Sport & Fitness.

Once you have completed your course you will be equipped to work in an industry that you will enjoy everyday.