Course Details

Degree Programmes – Sport

Higher National Diploma – Sport: Coaching and Sports Development

Introduction
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.


Course Description
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.


Work Experience

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.


Duration

1 or 2 years


Entry Requirements
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.


Course Content
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).

Year 1:

  • 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

Year 2:

  • 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 


Validation/Accreditation
The course is validated by Pearson BTEC