Sport and Recreation (Dumfries College) SFW @ SCQF Level 5


Skills for Work: Sport and Recreation is an introductory qualification. It develops the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for work in the industry.

Course code





Tuesday AM

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements required for this course, although pupils should provide a detailed pupil statement when completing their application.

Pupils are required to attend regularly to develop the skills required to achieve success and wear appropriate clothing when participating in practical activities.

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 fully answer the application questions.

Course Content

Candidates will learn about:

  • assisting with planning, setting up and delivering activity sessions
  • assisting with setting up, dismantling and checking equipment and resources
  • assisting with accident and emergency procedures
  • dealing effectively and courteously with clients, staff and others
  • helping to plan and review a personal training programme
  • establishing good practice in identifying and reviewing personal goals
  • sourcing information about career pathways
  • identifying and reviewing skills and experiences


Assessment will be carried out throughout the year. Learners will complete a portfolio of evidence.


Upon completion you can progress to a range of Sport & Fitness courses at Dumfries & Galloway College.  It may also enable you to progress onto 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 -

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.