Coaching and Developing Sport - HND Year 1 - Borders Academy of Sporting Excellence (SCQF level 7)


05 Sep 2022


23 Jun 2023

This course supports 'talented' performers to develop their individual skills whilst completing a nationally recognised qualification that can least to employment or entry to university (to 2nd or 3rd year in some cases). The course covers a range of topics including: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Sports Development, Coaching Knowledge. It is designed to meet the requirements of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) providing candidates with the skills required for employment in the industry. The course is delivered over 2 years (although there is an option to leave after one year with an HNC) and structured around 3 days in college, for academic course work and strength and conditioning sessions, and up to 2 days expert tuition in their sport (normally through Dirt School or Scottish Rugby Academy structure).

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HND Year 1 in Coaching and Developing Sport at SCQF Level 7


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College plus work placement and sports specific sessions.


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

SCQF Level 6 qualification in Sport and Communications, or 2 Highers, preferably in English and/or Physical Education. All applicants must have a proven interest in sport. Selection may be subject to satisfactory interview session.

Progression opportunities

HND Year 2 in Coaching and Developing Sport, employment or higher education


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