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Sport Education

The sport education curriculum at the Glasgow School of Sport is written and delivered by the S&C team with delivery support from the coaching teams in Athletics, Badminton, Gymnastics, Hockey and Swimming.

The sport education curriculum enables pupils to gain additional Scottish Curriculum Qualification Framework (SCQF) and Qualification Curriculum Framework (QCF) credits towards the entry points required for college or university as detailed in the following table:

All S4 pupils participate in a single period of Sport Education per week with S5/6 pupils participating in one double period per week. Sport education is not available to those pupils who opt for a 4 subject route with Bellahouston Academy.


All S5 pupils who opt for a 3 subject timetable sit the Level 6 Award in Sports Leadership and additional SCQF and associated qualifications as follows:


• UK Coaching Child Well-being and Protection in Sport workshop
• SportScotland Coordination and Control workshop
• SportScotland Physical Literacy workshop
• SportScotland Understanding Talent workshop
• National Sports First Aid course
• Disability Inclusion Training (Scottish Disability Sport)
• Level 1 Award in Strength and Conditioning for Sport (QCF)


The Glasgow School of Sport has recently been awarded 1st4sport Recognised Centre Status and approval to deliver the QCF Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence. This accreditation process also involved the Glasgow School of Sport becoming endorsed by Skills Active. The Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence provides recognition/credit for the sport specific component of the Glasgow School of Sport programme for S6 pupils. The Level 3 Diploma in Sporting Excellence enables pupils to gain 64 points on the UCAS tariff system (equivalent UCAS points to an A and B at higher level). When combined with the SCQF Level 6 Award in Sports Leadership, pupils gain equivalent UCAS points to an A, B and C at higher level.