Higher Education Programmes

Higher National Certificate (HNC) and
Higher National Diploma (HND)

"Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science)"

Our higher education programmes offer a world-class stepping stone, providing the opportunity to develop coaching and employability skills required to be successful in your chosen career in sports coaching and development.



VLUK's higher education programmes (HNC & HND) in sport give students the opportunity to develop knowledge in the sports industry and, just as importantly, the necessary employability skills required to be successful in their chosen career.

The programmes provide the opportunity to develop an understanding of the roles of sports development and coaching, as well as practice managerial skills and knowledge that can be applied within a variety of sports industries.

The team of lecturers delivering this programme are all experts in their field and importantly maintain their connections with industry, including the coaching and management of International and high performance sports teams, Time Warner and various professional sports clubs.

A range of guest speakers and industry visits complement the team of lecturers and further emphasises the dedication the team have in maintaining the vocational relevance of the degree programme.

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Start Date
September and October 2020

Course type

Course Duration
1 year (HNC) or 2 years (HND)


Level 4 & 5 BTEC Higher National Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science)

£6,165 per year

Entry Requirements
96 UCAS points, plus GCSE English and Maths (grades 4-9), or Access to Higher Education Certificate.

Course progression
Further study at Level 6 (Hons) Degrees

Career opportunities
Sports development and coaching roles with professional clubs, National governing bodies. Management and supervisory roles in these organisations.

Further information
Course enquiry line
01753 362248