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Passionate about a career in sport? This full-time qualification will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career in the sport industry as a Practitioner, Manager or Coach. The curriculum will develop your knowledge and understanding, opening up a broad choice of career options.

Year 1 of this two year course is studied at Level 4 (HNC). Year 2 is at Level 5 (HND).

NOTE: A minimum number of enrolments are required for this course to run.

Entry requirements

  • BTEC level 3 Sport or Public Service or related A Levels
  • 48 points
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Maths
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for the subject and ideally you will have volunteered, coached or worked in the sector.
  • You will need a clear DBS check for any work based unit where placements may be children or vulnerable adults.

GCSE GRADE CHANGE: From September 2017 grades 4/5 in English & Maths will be equivalent to GCSE grade C.
See conversion chart for further information.

How much does it cost?

£5,500 per year with an inflationary rise if you proceed to the HND.
If you are over 19 you may access a student loan for the fees and maintenance.

The Student Finance England website has full details and you can use their calculator to see what help you may be entitled to.

Recommended texts for each module approx £45

Who is it suitable for?

Anyone looking for a career in Sport

Awarding Body

BTEC

Why study?

Our staff have a wide range of experience in the Sport industry, which means that you will benefit from first hand expertise in sports such as hockey, track and field, kettle bells, fitness instructing, personal training, judo, and boxing. Staff teach, but also compete or work in the fitness industry, so they have first-hand work experience and expertise to share. We have well developed sporting networks and we can offer our learners work experience in an area of their choice.

Where will this course take me?

You will have the opportunity to progress to year 2 or 3 of an Honours degree programme.
Career progression: Leisure Centre Manager, Sport Coach, self-employed in the fitness industry, sport development, recreation, Anatomy and Physiology or Nutrition.

The Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND in Sport and in Sport and Exercise Sciences offer progression routes to membership of The Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM) and the Institute for Sport, Parks and Leisure (ISPAL).

Core modules

Year 1

  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • The Evolution of Sports Development
  • The Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Specialist Units
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Well-being
  • Employability Skills

Year 2

  • Research Project
  • Principles of Sports Coaching
  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • The Evolution of Sports Development
  • Managing Sports Development
  • The Sport and Leisure Industry

Specialist Units

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise
  • Field-based Fitness Testing for Sport & Exercise
  • Managing in the Health and Fitness Industry
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Well-being
  • Employability Skills
  • Physical Education
  • Small Business Enterprise
  • Managing Resources in Sport and Leisure Management

Will I have to provide anything?

A Clear DBA.
You will also need to fund transport to your work placements.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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