Sports Coaching and Development HNC (Senior Phase)


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The HNC Sports Coaching and Development course allows you to develop an understanding of both the theoretical and practical issues relating to a career in sports coaching for indoor or outdoor sports.

If you're already working in the sports industry, or if you want to kick off your career in sport, this course is ideal for you.


Level SCQF 7

DeliveryFace-to-Face | Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays - All day. 


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

You will study the following mandatory units:

  • Human anatomy, physiology and biomechanics in sport
  • Sports coaching and development: developing professional practice
  • Sports coaching and development: graded unit 1
  • Sports coaching practitioner: knowing coaching
  • Sports coaching practitioner: knowing others
  • Sports coaching practitioner: knowing yourself
  • Sports development 1

What next... 

  • Further to successful completion of the HNC Sports Coaching and Development, you may wish to pursue employment opportunities in a range of posts in sports centres, coaching or outdoor adventure.
  • You can progress to the HND Sports Coaching and Development, BSc (Hons) Sport and Fitness or BA (Hons) Sports Management.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above.
  • Candidates require a good performance background in a variety of sporting activities. Experience in coaching, while desirable, is not essential, although the potential to develop this competence must be evident. A keen interest in sport is a requirement for this award.