Higher Education Programmes – Sport
This course allows you to work towards a Higher Education qualification at HNC Level 4 in your first year and HND Level 5 in your second year of study. It makes it ideal for those learners taking their first steps in Higher Education or returning to study after a break.
Who is this course for?
This course is for students looking to develop a career in sport. It will be focused on skills knowledge and experience needed to make a successful career in the sports industry. Students will be expected to gain practical coaching experience during the course.
The HNC Course is a BTEC modular course with the HNC running for one year looking at core units of Applied Sports Coaching, The Evolution of Sport Development and the Sport & Leisure Industry as well as topics such as Managing Resources in Sport & Leisure Management.
The HND course either builds on the knowledge learnt on the HNC as the same modules are studied or is a two year course in its own right. The HND is a level 4 course in the first year before progressing onto a higher level of study, Level 5 in the second year. Level 5 is the equivalent of a typically second year undergraduate programme. The core modules include those of the HNC in addition to Event Management , an in depth Research Project and a Personal / Professional Development Module.
In addition, both courses will improve general study and literacy skills up to the level of the qualification.
We honour the importance of a realistic balance between the focus on both your educational development and industry experience. The work experience element of the Higher National Diploma in Sport: Coaching and Sports Development, will equip you with the employability skills to develop a career in the sport of your choice, with the potential to continue study to a Level 6 Honours Degree.
1 or 2 years
Applicants will normally need to have gained 120 UCAS tariff points from; a BTEC Level 3 qualification or a GCE ‘A’ level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one subject.
In addition, 4 or 5 GCSE grades at A* to C or equivalent, including English and Maths.
Other related level 3 qualifications, or an Access to Higher Education Certificate awarded by an approved further education institution or related work experience would also be considered. In addition, there will be an interview on a one to one basis.
The BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Sport is a qualification with a minimum of 120 credits (It can stand alone or act as the first year for the two year HND Course)
The BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport is a qualification with a minimum of 240 credits.
Structure of the Edexcel BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport (QCF).
- Applied Sports coaching
- The Evolution of Sports Development
- The Sport and Leisure Industry
- Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Well Being
- Work-based Experience
- Managing Resources in Sport and Leisure Management
- Skill Acquisition in Sport
- Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise
- Research Project
- Principles of Sports Coaching
- Managing Sports Development
- Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
- Event Management in Sport & Leisure
- Field Based Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
- Personal & Professional Development
- Analysis of Sports Performance
For more information about the course qualification, click here
The course is validated by Pearson BTEC
How to apply
Click here, and complete the application form. One of our advisors will be in touch to provide you with personalised assistance through the application process.
Where you can study
You can study this course at the following locations:
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September and October 2019
4 and 5
1 or 2 Years
Various - see map
Level 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Sport (Coaching and Sports Development)
120 UCAS points plus GCSE maths and English (grades A*-C), or equivalent, or
Access to Higher Education Certificate
Course provided by
£6000 per year
Further study at Level 6 (Hons) Degrees
Sports Development and coaching roles with professional clubs, National governing bodies. Management and supervisory roles in these organisations.
Course enquiry line 01753 362248