Sport and Fitness College Certificate

What is special about this course?

The aim is to provide students with a background knowledge of duties in the sport and fitness industry as well as developing their general education skills.

Students are presented with opportunities to explore a number of aspects of sport and fitness studies in a theoretical and practical way. The course will interest those who are seeking employment but require enhanced skills to be successful.

Entry requirements

2 National 4s, one of which must be PE
satisfactory attainment of a SCQF Level 4 course.
Applicants who do not have an appropriate PE qualification will be invited to attend a practical assessment.
Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.
Please note that students on this course are required to have a satisfactory (PVG) Protecting Vulnerable Adults  check to enable participation in practice placement.  If you know of something that may appear on a disclosure check that could affect your application, please contact: or telephone 01343 576269 before you apply to discuss.

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The course includes Intermediate 2 units from
among the following subjects:
• Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods
• Sport and Fitness: Coaching and Development
• Human Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Activities
• Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing
• Teamwork through Sport and Recreation Activities
• Communication
• Information and Communication Technology
Option units include:
• Sport and Recreation: An Introduction
• Residential
• Sporting Activity, Participation and Performance: Indoor Football
• Sports Officiating and Organising - Association Football
• Fitness Project
• PE Performance
• Sporting Activity, Participation and Performance: Tennis
* In-house Tournament

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching, supported with Virtual Learning Environment engagement. At times you may be out in the community helping to deliver sports sessions.

Assessments are varied and will consist of the following: Closed book, Open book, Practical, Portfolios, Presentations, Essays.

How long will my course last?

Full time - 1 year

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study may include College Certificate: Sport and Fitness (SCQF Level 6).

Employment as Leisure Attendant in sports halls, leisure centres or leisure clubs in hotels.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2020/21

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.