Sport and Fitness

Sport and Fitness Level 5

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 5

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 5


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:

  • Communication
  • Introductory contemporary fitness and exercise training methods
  • Developing leadership within physical activities
  • Human anatomy
  • Physiology and physical activity
  • Information and communication technology
  • Nutrition, health and wellbeing
  • Teamwork through sport and recreation activities

What qualifications do I need?

You'll need three passes at National 5 and one of them must be English. You can also apply if you have successfully completed NC level 4 Sport and Fitness, or if you have relevant life or work experience.

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

What can I do after?

After successfully completing this course you'll have the skills needed to get an entry level role in the sports and leisure industry, in leisure centres, sports club, fitness centres or gyms. You'll also be qualified to work as a sports development assistant.

Or you could develop your skills further by studying another course, such as:

  • Access to HN Sport
  • HNC Sports Coaching
  • HNC Sports Therapy and Fitness
  • HNC Health and Exercise
  • Sport and Fitness level 5/6 January start



Programme Information

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year

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Study options

Campus Mode Level
Paisley Full time SCQF 5

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