NPA Sport and Fitness: Individual Sports (SCHOOLS)

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2021/22 can apply for this course***

The NPA award provides practical opportunities to; Understand and apply the roles and functions of a Sports Coach; Use communication and leadership styles required to conduct activity sessions; lead physical activity sessions; plan, implement and review activity sessions as part of a team; Organise and Officiate planned sporting activities.

The award is designed to articulate with current college Sports Coaching and Development provision and to support those who may wish to follow, in future, that particular employment pathway.

The NPA will provide you with opportunity to:

• Gain an introductory insight and knowledge of the sports coaching industry.
• Develop an educational path to higher level study in sport.
• Build your confidence and learning skills.
• Develop your employable skills, such as; Teamwork, Communication, Problem Solving, Timekeeping and Leadership.

Attendance:

Falkirk Campus: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from August until April for one year.

 

 

Being practically orientated, the course will contain the following subjects:

• Sport and Fitness: Coaching Development
• Sports Officiating and Organising
• Sporting Activity Participation and Performance

The NPA in Exercise and Fitness Leadership is not designed to lead directly to employment but will underpin the knowledge and skills required by employers and are linked to the National Occupational Standards for this subject area. It will provide progression opportunities for higher level study, which can lead to employment within the following areas

•  Sports Coaching
•  Sports Development
•  Active Schools
•  Leisure Operations
•  Events Management

***PLEASE NOTE - only puils who will be at school during session 2020/21 can apply for this course***

Mandatory:


• Successful one to one interview and group based practical assessment
• A strong interest in Sports.

Plus one of the following:

• 3 National 4 awards (or equivalent) including English or (Comm’s equivalent), and preferably PE & science based subjects at Grade C or above.

 

Being practically orientated, the course will contain the following subjects:

• Sport and Fitness: Coaching Development
• Sports Officiating and Organising
• Sporting Activity Participation and Performance

For more information, please contact your pupil support teacher in your school.

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Start date

    24 August 2021

  • End date

    21 April 2022

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5