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Accommodating anyone with an interest in the sport and fitness industry.

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The combination of excellent resources, expert teaching staff and affiliation with a number of outstanding sports facilities including Robert Gordon University (RGU): Sport, Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV), Pittodrie, and local fitness clubs, means that students will develop industry knowledge and skills in the very best of learning environments, and where applicable, gain work experience in real life work places. As well as this, the dedicated and experienced teaching team will guide and advise students throughout, helping you to build and develop fundamental skills in communication, team work and leadership.

This is an exciting and energetic industry, with a variety of different roles available upon completion of your chosen course/courses. Opportunities for industry-recognised qualifications are available in both HND routes, increasing the potential for work in the many jobs, including working in gyms, fitness centres, sports clubs, outdoor activity centres, community coaching – the list goes on. The best thing about this industry is that you don’t have to be a high performance athlete to succeed!

Besides work opportunities, the College has a number of articulation links in place with universities. This means that many students who study at HN level can progress to study a related university degree.

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Regardless of the path you want to follow, work or further study, the courses on offer will help to thoroughly prepare you for a future career in the industry!


Although we use external sports facilities, there are a number of sport and fitness facilities at our Aberdeen City, Aberdeen Altens and Fraserburgh Campuses. These are used extensively for learning and teaching purposes, but are also available for extra-curricular supervised sessions.


North East Scotland College sport, fitness and coaching courses can accommodate anyone with an interest in the sport and fitness industry, as there are a wide range of course levels available ranging from introductory to advanced.

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