Sport and Fitness
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?
You'll learn about:
- Exercise and fitness
- Helping with activity sessions
- Dealing with accidents and emergencies
- Physical education performance
- Nutrition, health and wellbeing
- Personal fitness
- Session planning skills
- Working with others
What qualifications do I need?You'll need three passes at National 4 level, and to regularly take part in sport and fitness. You'll also need to be motivated and passionate about sport. For a place on the course you'll need to attend an interview, providing references and proof of your qualifications.
What can I do after?
After successfully completing this course you'll have the skills needed to get an entry level role in sport and fitness, for example as a recreation assistant, assistant coach, assistant life guard or sports leader.
Or you could develop your skills further by studying another course, such as:
- NC Sport and Fitness (SCQF level 5)
- Sport and Fitness -Level 4/5 -January Start
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Our students go on to achieve great things, but don't just take our word for it,