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Sport and Fitness

HNC Fitness Health and Exercise – Fast Track January Start

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 7

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 7


Why study at West?

Kick start an exciting career in the Sport & Fitness industry at West! Our wide range of courses are delivered across our 3 campuses and externally, partnered with our local sports centres in Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde, offering sector leading fitness facilities.

Our highly qualified lecturing team possess a wide range of extensive industry experience working with a broad and varied category of athletes, sporting activities, client groups and levels from professional to keen enthusiast.

Although our Sport and Fitness courses offer you an alternative to conventional classroom learning, we don’t just cover the physical side of things. You will also gain an extensive range of knowledge and understanding in a variety of disciplines, whilst promoting and enhancing personal skills such as planning, organisation and communication skills. We work closely with industry partners across all three of the campus regions promoting health, fitness and wellbeing, offering live sessions to our community groups. This can only enhance our students experience on their learning journey.

Graduates from our course have gone on to work in the Sport and Fitness industries for many leading organisations across the West of Scotland and beyond.

What will I learn?

The framework has been developed to include industry recognition in the form of the endorsement by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

You'll learn about:

  • Exercise Programming
  • Health Screening
  • Nutrition
  • First Aid for Sport
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Anatomy

You will also gain Gym Instructor: Level 2 qualification

What qualifications do I need?

You'll need two Highers including English or a Higher with literacy content, or have successfully completed Advanced Sport and Fitness (SCQF level 6), or NPA Level 6 (SCQF level 6). Relevant qualifications from other national governing bodies and work experience will also be considered.

For a place on the course you'll need to attend an interview and have suitable references.

What can I do after?

From HNC you could progress on to HND or Exercise Professional Personal Trainer course or access a range of Degree level courses at Universities across Scotland (entry point at year one or two) in relevant subject areas such as Sport and Exercise Science Sports Studies Physical Education or Physical Activity and Health related studies. Undergraduate Strength and Conditioning programmes.



Programme Information

Start Date: January 2023

Duration: 4 days per week/18 weeks

Last few spaces remaining, apply now!

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Additional Information

18-year-old, Lenny Griffin from Glasgow completed our fast track HNC Fitness Health and Exercise in January 2022 before progressing to HND level in August, read Lenny's Story

Study options

Campus Mode Level
Paisley Full time SCQF 7

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