Sport and Fitness SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

This course will equip you with a balance of vocational skills related to the areas of fitness and sport, providing an integrated programme of theory and practice to enable students to work effectively in a variety of sectors in the sports and fitness industry at a leadership level.

It is possible to study Higher English alongside the sport and fitness course - applicants wishing to study Higher English must indicate this clearly within their Personal Statement.

Entry requirements

2 National 4s and 2 National 5s, to include PE and English
satisfactory attainment of a relevant SCQF Level 5.
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.
A satisfactory Protecting Vulnerable Adults (PVG) check is also required.

The course includes Higher and Intermediate 2 units from a range of subjects. You will also gain two National Progression Awards (NPA) at higher level.
• Exercise and Fitness: Free Weight
• Exercise and Fitness: Fixed Weight Training
• Exercise and Fitness: Circuit Training
• Sports: Activity and Participation Opportunities in the Community
• Sports: Investigate Activity Development Opportunities in an Organisation
• Provide Play Sessions in a Sport Environment
• Communication
• Introduction to Coaching and Instruction
• Sports Science
• Sports Officiating and Organising - Recreational Basketball
• Sporting Activity Participation and Performance: Volleyball
• Sporting Activity Participation and Performance: Badminton
Option units include:
• Volunteering Experience
• PE Performance
• Residential
• Introduction to Fitness



PE kit, Outdoor kit, Notebook, Stationery, Stopwatch and whistle.

Most of your kit and equipment costs (except stationary) may be covered  by a College bursary, which you must apply for separately.  The bursary will also supply a hooded sweatshirt, waterproof jacket, polo shirt and exercise t-shirt so that you are fully equipped for the course.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

The course has an even balance of theory and practical and most classes will be delivered on campus.

Face to face teaching, supported with Virtual Learning Environment engagement.

Opportunities for  coaching placements will be provided throughout the year.

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
    • Speyside High

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 an HNC/D in:
• Coaching and Developing Sport
• Fitness, Health and Exercise
• Leisure Management
• Sports Therapy
Employment initially at operative level within leisure and sports centres, however, students should have developed the skills to take advantage of coaching and supervisory posts.

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What our students, graduates and staff say

"I really enjoy the course . The teaching staff are brilliant, the teaching is brilliant and I have met other people who are as passionate about sports , fitness and coaching as I am" Aidan Stephen.

The Sport and Fitness Level 6 Course will provide you with the in depth knowledge required to further your studies at HNC level. The course focuses on Health, Fitness and Coaching and will include quite a bit of theory. For this reason we are looking for students to be motivated, hard working and have a real passion for sport.

Apply for Sport and Fitness SCQF Level 6

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.