Introduction to
Sport, Leisure & Fitness SCQF Level 4

This course will introduce you to fundamental aspects of leisure, health and wellbeing.


Why take this course?

This course is aimed at those who are interested in working in the sport and fitness industry, and will provide you with a good understanding of leisure, health and wellbeing. Throughout the course you will be given the opportunity to build a wide range of vocational skills whilst boosting your confidence and enhancing your practical performance.

What you will experience

On this course you will study personal fitness and wellbeing, sports performance and how to deal with accidents and emergencies. You will take part in a wide variety of practical work, where you will develop your skills in sports such as indoor football, table tennis, badminton and volleyball.

The course consists of two group awards:

  • Intermediate 1 Skills for Work: Sport & Recreation
  • National Progression Award (NPA) in Sporting Events: Personal Best
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Key facts

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for those with National 4, Intermediate 1 or Standard Grade Foundation/General level qualifications.

For those returning to education, life skills and experience in the workplace may allow entry subject to availability.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 

At University

You cannot progress directly to university from this course, but after completion of a HND that would become an option.


You may be able to secure work at entry level within the sport, leisure and fitness industry. Employment opportunities can include: 

  • Community Sport Worker
  • Outdoor Activities Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Places are still available on this course, which started in August 2019. Please see below for your options.

Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Fraserburgh Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
1 Year
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.