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

Introduction

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 into 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.

Location:

Dumfries

Duration

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.

Additional Entry Requirements

None

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be virtual either through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement!

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. 

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. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

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

Assessments

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

Progression

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