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 Edexcel 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
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