Access to Sport, Fitness and Uniformed Services SCQF Level 4

What is special about this course?

This short course is designed to give you the skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of sport and fitness topics which will allow you to progress directly into our full-time SCQF Level 5 programme.

You will take part in practical sport and fitness classes and will also develop your skills in team working and health and safety.

Special features:

  • Range of sport and fitness topics covered including working in industry
  • Gain a first aid qualification
  • Opportunities to volunteer in the community
  • You will gain industry Coaching awards

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Category 1 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required to successfully achieve target qualification, where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in key elements of the course. Students on courses up to and including HND level have the cost of their application paid for. For further information visit this webpage.

Couse content includes:

  • Badminton
  • Introduction to coaching 
  • First Aid
  • Uniformed services: Working in teams
  • Introduction to fitness
  • Uniformed services: Health, safety, fitness and wellbeing
  • Work placement

Throughout this course you will be given the opportunity to improve your leadership and communication skills. You will also complete online modules that will prepare you for your future studies and enhance your employment skills.  


You will require a PE kit including indoor trainers, tracksuit bottoms or shorts, and a suitable t-shirt. You will also require a stopwatch and whistle (approx £80). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

You will study through a combination of face-to-face classes on campus within our sport and fitness facilities, and remote learning via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with support from your lecturers.

How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.

If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Course fees 2023/24*


Rest of UK


Further Education - Full time




Further Education - Part time (per single credit unit)




Further Education - Part time (structured 6 credits)




* Fees for 2024/25 are still to be confirmed.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of all 8 assessed credits within this course, you can progress on to one of our SCQF Level 5 courses in August/September.

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I want to start in 2024/25

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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.