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School of SPORT NQ SPORT & LEISURE HIGHER SPORT & LEISURE (SCOTTISH GROUP AWARD) NC SPORT & FITNESS (LEVEL 5) NQ HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORT PERFORMANCE NQ SPORTS COACHING HNC/D SPORTS COACHING WITH DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT NQ SPORT & HOSPITALITY HNC/D SPORT & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT HNC/D FITNESS, HEALTH & EXERCISE HND SPORTS THERAPY

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NQ SPORT & LEISURE About this course (SCQF 4) The course is an introduction to the skills you’ll need for a career in the sport and fitness industry. Mainly practical, it covers sport leadership and fitness, and includes SQA units in a variety of sports activities. What you need • There are no formal entry requirements, however you’ll need to show a positive attitude towards learning • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview, where you’ll need to demonstrate your interest in sport What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Introduction to Human Physiology, Physical Education: An Activity Based Approach, Sport and Physical Recreation in the Community. Please note that these may change. Activities may include football, basketball, volleyball, badminton. After the course… • Career – local authority sports attendant, community worker, youth club assistant • Continuing study – apply for NQ Sports programmes at an advanced level at the college How long One year, starting in August. Where Riverside Campus. Contact Kath O’Donnell on 0141 566 6222 ext. 2537 or kath.o’[email protected]

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HIGHER SPORT & LEISURE (SCOTTISH GROUP AWARD)

NC SPORT & FITNESS (Level 5)

About this course (SCQF 5) The course has a number of practical and theory elements that combine to give you a foundation to develop your interest in Sport and Leisure and allow progression to a higher level award. It also gives you an insight into the business of Sport and Leisure providing you with knowledge of many aspects of the industry and what’s needed of employees in the sector.

About this course (SCQF 5) If you want a career in sport, health and fitness or coaching this new National Qualification and Certificate will give you an excellent introduction.

What you need • There are no formal entry requirements, however you’ll need to show a positive attitude towards learning • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview, where you’ll need to demonstrate your interest in sport

The course is designed to prepare you for progression to a higher award whilst also giving you a sound start for jobs in the sport and leisure industry. The course provides you with knowledge of many aspects of exercise, sports and fitness – including Fitness Training and Exercise Physiology. What you need • You should have studied a range of Intermediate 1 subjects at B or above or 3 Standard Grades at band C or above

What you’ll study The core units you’ll study include: Development and Design of Training Programmes, Human Physiology, An Introduction to Sports Therapy, Exercise and Fitness Training, Sports Officiating and Organising, Coaching Development and First Aid. There are practical elements in the course that include volleyball, racquet sports and football.

• We recommend that you are at least 16 at the start of the course – this will allow you to go on to an HNC

After the course… • Career – local authority sports attendant, community / youth worker

What you’ll study The course is currently under review, however some of the core units you may study are Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods, Introduction to Developing Leadership within Physical Activities, Human Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Activities, Team Sports, Sports Coaching Studies, Volleyball, Basketball, Circuit & Resistance Training and First Aid.

• Continuing study – successful students can apply for entry to Level 6 courses in NQ Health, Fitness & Sports Performance or NQ Sports Coaching. Students who have other Highers may progress directly to HNC/D courses in Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy or Fitness, Health & Exercise How long One year, starting August. Where Riverside Campus. Contact Kath O’Donnell on 0141 566 6222 ext. 2537 or kath.o’[email protected]

• Applications with other equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered • Before we offer you a place, we’ll invite you to an interview, where you should display good communication skills and demonstrate an interest in sport

After the course… • Career – local authority sports attendant, community / youth worker • Continuing study – apply for entry to Level 6 programmes in NQ Health, Fitness & Sports Performance, or NQ Sports Coaching How long One year, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley. Contact Kath O’Donnell on 0141 566 6222 ext. 2537 or kath.o’[email protected]

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NQ HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORT PERFORMANCE About this course (SCQF 6) The course covers a range of SQA units at an advanced level. It’s designed to give you options – preparing you for an HNC, but at the same time giving you a sound start for jobs in the sport and leisure industry. Sporting activities are built into the course. What you need • 3 National Courses at Intermediate 2 including English or 3 Standard Grades at Band 3 including English, OR • An appropriate sports qualification at Intermediate 2

What you’ll study The subjects you’ll study include: Fitness and Exercise, Sports Coaching Studies, Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Swimming, First Aid, and Circuit and Resistance Training. These are currently under review. After the course… • Career – local authority sports attendant, community worker, swimming pool lifeguard, youth club assistant • Continuing study – apply for HNC Sports programmes at the College

• Other equivalent qualifications or experience

How long One year, starting in August.

• We recommend that you are at least 16 at the start of the course – this will allow you to go on to an HNC

Where City Campus Charles Oakley / Riverside Campus.

• Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport

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Contact Kath O’Donnell on 0141 566 6222 ext. 2537 or kath.o’[email protected]

NQ SPORTS COACHING HNC/D SPORTS COACHING WITH DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT About this course These courses introduce and develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need for sports coaching. The principles of good coaching practice are examined and a wide practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports is developed. Work experience is included on HN programmes. You will also have the opportunity to qualify for Sports Coaching awards from National Governing Bodies. You will lead practical coaching sessions, in college and in schools. An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check will require to be successfully completed before you coach young people in schools. What you need NQ Sports Coaching (SCQF 6) • 3 National Courses at Intermediate 2 including PE, Intermediate 1 English and Mathematics or Numeracy or 3 Standard Grades at Band 3 including PE, English and Mathematics or Numeracy • We recommend that you are at least 16 at the start of the course – this will allow you to go on to an HNC • Other equivalent qualifications or experience • Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport HNC/D Sports Coaching with Development of Sport (SCQF 7/8) • At least 1 Higher at Grade C or above although as our courses attract many applicants we prefer applicants who aspire to complete studies over 2 years at HND to have Higher English and a second Higher in a Science subject or PE • NQ/NC qualification at Level 6 OR

• Other equivalent qualifications or experience supported by a personal statement and a reference from a PE teacher or sports coach • Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Sports Coaching Theory and Practice, Principles of Fitness Training, Anatomy Physiology and Energy Systems, Sports Mechanics, and Event Management in Sport. After the course… • Career – sports development officers, sports co-ordinators and other positions • Continuing study – NQ: apply for our HNC/D Sport courses. HNC: apply for 2nd Year HND. HND: apply for second or third year entry to BA and BA (Hons) courses at Stirling University, University of Abertay, Glasgow Caledonian University, Edinburgh Napier University and the University of the West of Scotland How long NQ – One year, starting in August. HNC – One year, starting in August. HND – Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Townhead / Riverside Campus. Contact NQ – Mags Burnett on 0141 566 6222 ext. 2527 or [email protected] HNC/D – Alan Simpson on 0141 566 6222 ext.1382 or [email protected]

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NQ SPORT & HOSPITALITY HNC/D SPORT & HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT About this course These courses will help develop the skills and personal qualities you will need to work in the sports, leisure and hospitality industry. When you complete the HNC/D, you’ll be capable of leadership in leisure clubs and other areas of the industry. You will lead practical coaching sessions regularly, so you require to complete an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check before you coach young people in schools. What you need NQ Sport & Hospitality (SCQF 5/6) • 3 National Courses at Intermediate 2 including PE, Intermediate 1 English and Mathematics or Numeracy or 3 Standard Grades at Band 3 including PE, English and Mathematics or Numeracy • We recommend that you are at least 16 at the start of the course – this will allow you to go on to an HNC • Other equivalent qualifications or experience • Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport HNC/D Sport & Hospitality Management (SCQF 7/8) • At least 1 Higher at Grade C or above although as our courses attract many applicants we prefer applicants who aspire to complete studies over 2 years at HND to have Higher English and a second Higher in a Science subject or PE • NQ/NC qualification in a related subject at Level 6 OR

What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Coaching of Sports, Exercise Principles and Programming, Nutrition, Principles of Fitness Training, Fitness Conditioning, Organising a Sporting Event, and Current Exercise Trends. After the course… • Career – NQ: jobs in a wide range of sectors. Many hotels now have private sports and leisure facilities. HNC/D: junior managers capable of leadership in sport, fitness and leisure operations • Continuing study – NQ: apply for our HNC/D courses in Sports, Hospitality or Events. HND: apply for third year entry to BA and BA (Hons) courses at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, Aberdeen University and Edinburgh Napier University. You can also apply for sport and fitness related Degree courses at the University of the West of Scotland, University of Abertay, Stirling University and Glasgow Caledonian University How long NQ – One year, starting in August. HND – Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate. Where City Campus Townhead. Contact Elspeth McCallum on 0141 566 6222 ext. 1381 or [email protected]

• Other equivalent qualifications or experience supported by a personal statement and a reference • Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport

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HNC/D FITNESS, HEALTH & EXERCISE About this course (SCQF 7/8) This course is for people with an interest in fitness training. The HNC will equip you with the knowledge and skills to fitness test clients, carry out gym inductions, prepare training programmes and take exercise-to-music sessions. The HND will help you to develop all aspects of exercise prescription, and delivery methods for health, fitness and leisure environments of all types. You will have the opportunity to qualify for awards from governing bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) First Aid Award. Vocational experience is also possible to arrange using the College’s links with national governing bodies, Sports Scotland and employers. What you need • At least 1 Higher at Grade C or above although as our courses attract many applicants we prefer applicants who aspire to complete studies over 2 years at HND to have Higher English and a second Higher in a Science subject or PE • NQ/NC qualification in a related subject at Level 6, OR • Other equivalent qualifications or experience supported by a personal statement and a reference • Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Plan, Teach and Evaluate a Gym-Based Exercise Session, Plan, Teach and Evaluate a Group Exercise with Music Session, and Exercise Physiology and Anatomy, Nutrition, Health Screening, First Aid for Sport, Applied Exercise Prescription. After the course… • Career – sports clubs, private and public sports facilities, local authorities and government health and sport initiatives

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• Continuing study – HNC apply for HND Fitness, Health and Exercise at the College. HND apply for Degree courses in related areas. You could also apply for year three BSc (Hons) Sports Studies at the University of the West of Scotland, Dundee, Abertay and Edinburgh Napier Universities How long Two years, starting in August. You can also leave after one year with a Higher National Certificate. Where City Campus Charles Oakley / Riverside Campus Contact Mags Burnett on 0141 566 6222 ext. 2527 or [email protected]

“My time at college was an invaluable experience and it enabled me to gain the knowledge and confidence I needed to get me to university” Samantha Shaw HND Fitness, Health & Exercise

HND SPORTS THERAPY About this course (SCQF 8) The course helps you develop an understanding of safe and effective principles of fitness, training and injury rehabilitation. It equips you with the skills to become an effective health and sports professional and a member of a support team competent in preventing and treating injuries. You will work in our sports injury clinic – developing skills in clinical assessment, devising treatment plans and providing physical therapies. You may also be involved in pre and post match and touchline support for sporting events. What you need • At least 1 Higher at Grade C or above although as our courses attract many applicants we prefer applicants who aspire to complete studies over 2 years at HND to have Higher English and a second Higher in a Science subject or PE • NQ/NC qualification in a related subject at Level 6 OR • Other equivalent qualifications or experience supported by a personal statement and a reference • Offers are subject to attending an interview where you should demonstrate your interest and knowledge/skills in sport What you’ll study Some of the subjects you’ll study include: Applied Physiology, Psychology of Sports Injury, Pathology, Exercise Principles and Programming, Applied Anatomy, Body Massage, First Aid for Sport, and Nutrition for Sports Therapists. After the course… • Career – therapist with sports club, football club, rugby club or other sports organisation, freelance sports therapist, self-employment. Government health initiatives and national sports development programmes • Continuing study – apply for Degree courses in Sports Therapy, Sports Science, Health Studies, Sports Studies – all with possible advanced entry. Specifically a Degree in Sports Therapy at Central Lancashire, Chichester or Teeside Universities How long Two years, starting in August. Where City Campus Charles Oakley / Riverside Campus. Contact Paul Rooney on 0141 566 6222 ext. 2539 or [email protected]

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