SVQ 2 Sports Coaching at SCQF level 6
The Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ 2) in Sports Coaching at SCQF level 6 allows learners to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work and expertise.
This qualification covers areas such as planning, delivering and reviewing sports coaching sessions; maintaining the health, safety, welfare and security of participants and staff; and responding to concerns about possible safeguarding issues. It also includes supporting participants with disabilities to take part in activities and instructing children in health-related exercise and physical activity.
This qualification has been designed in partnership, and is jointly awarded, with the SkillsActive sector skills council to ensure relevance to the sector.
SVQs are based on National Occupational Standards. SQA works in partnership with other organisations to ensure that NOS are relevant to the current and future needs of Scottish industries.
This qualification is available through approved SQA centres, employers and training providers.
Why deliver this qualification
Learners will gain an internationally recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully. Employers will also benefit from their employees being proficient.
As assessment is carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work.
Learners can progress to a range of qualifications including:
- HNC Coaching and Developing Sport
- HND Coaching and Developing Sport
- HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise
- HND Fitness, Health and Exercise
- NPA Sports Coaching: Rugby Union (UKCC Level 3)
The SVQ can be offered in any of the following modes:
- part-time (eg day-release)
Who does this qualification suit
This SVQ is suitable for:
- learners who may have just left school
- individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
- employees who wish to obtain short, continuing professional development courses
Entry is at the discretion of the centre.
Learners should be in a job or placement where they are carrying out relevant tasks and responsibilities which allow then to gather the required evidence.
No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in/knowledge of subject would be an advantage.
This SVQ 2 could provide progression to:
- an HNC/HND in Coaching and Developing Sport or HNC/HND Fitness, Health and Exercise
- employment in the sport and active leisure industry, perhaps as a coach
Centres will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.
How to assess
For general information on how to assess this qualification, please refer to the document Guidance on how to assess SVQs. For detailed guidance on how to assess this particular SVQ, please refer to the assessment strategy.
Where can you take this course?
Qualification content and delivery tools
Information about the qualification(s)
Group award code: GL39 22
The SVQ Sports Coaching at SCQF level 6 consists of three mandatory units and one optional unit.
For details of the units making up the SVQ, please refer to the qualification structure.
National Occupational Standards
Unit information for this qualification is available on our Accredited Qualification Unit Search.
Core Skills signposting
This award is also part of the Modern Apprenticeship in Active, Leisure and well-being Levels 2.
SQA also offers the following components of this Apprenticeship:
|Unit Title||SCQF 4|
|Core Skills: Communication||F426 04|
|Core Skills: Numeracy||F42A 04|
|Core Skills: Information and Communication Technology||F42E 04|
|Core Skills: Problem Solving||F42J 04|
|Core Skills: Working with Others||F42N 04|
Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material
- Assessment Strategy Sports Coaching (112 KB)