NCFE Diploma
Sport, Exercise & Fitness Level 2 Equivalent to SCQF Level 5

This course will help you to lay the foundations needed for a successful career in the sport, fitness and wellbeing industry.


Why take this course?

If you have a passion for sport, fitness and wellbeing then this course will help you to lay the foundations needed for a successful career in the industry. You will develop your theoretical knowledge and strengthen your practical skills through a mixture of different activities.

What you will experience

You will learn about nutrition, health and wellbeing in relation to physical activity. You will also look closely at important aspects of working in this industry including team work, health & safety and communication. Practical activities are wide–ranging, meaning you could be playing badminton or basketball one day and working on circuit or fixed weights training the next!

You will also complete a National Progression Award (NPA) in Exercise and Fitness in addition to the NC — an extra qualification to boost your CV and further prepare you for progression towards further study or work. This applies to both Aberdeen and Fraserburgh students, but is based in Aberdeen.

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Key facts

Mode of study
1 Year
Subject area

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of three National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade General/Credit level qualifications. Appropriate life or work experience will also be considered as a suitable entry requirement.

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

Additional costs

You will be required to purchase the designated training kit/uniform.

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following courses 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.


Employment opportunities after completing this level of course can include:

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

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


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.