• Sport and Fitness

    NPA Sport and Fitness - Team Sports (Football)

  • Eligible Schools

    East/North/South Ayrshire

    This course is for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Tuesday/Thursday 2pm - 4pm

  • Start Date

    Aug 2023

Who is the course for?

This course is for you if you have an interest in, or wish to develop, valuable skills in the areas of football coaching, development and playing. This course will run over one academic year.  

We anticipate that the applicants will have a strong interest in football and will currently be involved in either playing or coaching.

What is the course about?

The NPA in Sport and Fitness provides the basic knowledge and skills in the theoretical and practical elements of football. 

As the course is focused on football there will be a high level of practical both playing and coaching. The sessions will be led by fully qualified football coaches  

SQA Course Units: 

  • Sport and Fitness: Coaching Development 
  • Sports Officiating and Organising – Recreational: Association Football 
  • Sports Activity Participation and performance: Association Football 

What do I need?

Pupils must currently be involved with a team and be playing at a competitive level, have a desire to learn new skills and show a commitment to consistent attendance. 

How will i be assessed?

Assessment across the units will be a mixture of theory and practical and will test knowledge and understanding gained during class time.

What should I expect?

The course is around 70% practical and 30% theory. All well as being able to perform all the fundamental skills of football, the students are also required to plan, deliver, and evaluate football sessions to their peers.

Next steps

This course may provide candidates with an opportunity for progression to a range of relevant NC courses.

Places available



Start Date

Aug 2023

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