Sport and Exercise Science Higher National Certificate & Diploma
- Type: Higher National Certificate & Diploma | Higher Education | Sport
- Level: 4-5
- Study Mode: Full-time
- Duration: 2 years
- Study Pattern: 2.5 days p/w
- Start Date: September 2020
- End Date: June 2022
- Location: Harlow College Campus
- Awarding Body: Pearson
This course will run but is subject to minimum numbers
- GCSE English & Maths grade C or 4/5
- Relevant Level 3 qualification, e.g. BTEC, UAL, A Level, Access to HE Diploma etc.
- 48 UCAS tarrif points
- Clear DBS check (where applicable)
- Mature students may have commensurate work/business /industry related experience that may be considered
Transfer of credit from another qualification is considered on a individual basis and will require an interview.
About the course
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).
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.
BTEC is the world's most successful and best-loved vocational qualification brand and is renowned for engaging students in practical, interpersonal and thinking skills for more than thirty years.
BTEC Higher National qualifications are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the principal vocational qualification at Levels 4 and 5.
The qualification provides students with a clear line-of-sight to employment and to progression to a degree.
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).
After the HND a Top-up to a full Degree may be possible. Check with Universities directly or the UCAS website.
After the HNC – you could ask to transfer to the second year of a degree. Again, contact the University's admission team direct after searching the course on the UCAS website. Or you could continue at Harlow College and complete your HND.
|Mandatory Core Units|
|2. Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology||4||15|
|3. Anatomy & Physiology||4||15|
|4. Professional Skills||4||15|
|6. Training, Fitness, Testing||4||15|
|7. Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health||4||15|
|11. Injury Prevention||4||15|
|12. Community Coaching||4||15|
|Mandatory Core Units|
|14. Research Project||5||30|
|18. Exercise Prescription||5||15|
|20. Health Community Engagement||5||15|
|22. Physical Education & School Sport||5||15|
|25. Work Experience||5||15|
|30. Entrepreneurism in Sport||5||15|
|33. Strength & Conditioning for Coaching||5||15|
|37. Sport Rehabilitation||5||15|
*These modules may be subject to change
How much does it cost?
Fees for new learners on HNC Year 1 are £5750
Fees for learners moving from HNC to HND (direct entry to year 2) are £5750
Fees for learners moving from HND year 1 to HND year 2 are £5665 (cost of living rise only = 3%).
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.
Included in the fee:
- £10 free printing per year
- All tuition and assessment
Not included in the fee:
- Printing over £10
- Cost of trips
- Cost of residential visits
- Basic stationery
*There may be additional costs for this course
The timetable should be available a month prior to commencement.
Teaching & Learning
Teaching will be a combination of individual, paired and group work. Assessment methods will vary for each module but will be a range of:
- Written assessment
- Practical assessments
- Work based learning
- Action research
Assessment & Feedback
The % of teaching and learning that is:
- Coursework/written 70%
- Practical 20%
- Work based learning 10%
The % type of planned learning:
- Independent study 20%
- Planned hours face to face 80%
Assessment % how much is:
- In year assessment/continuous 100%
- Final assessment end loaded 0%
Types of assessment %:
- Controlled assessment (open book or closed book)
- Exam – written
- Exam – multiple choice
- Portfolio 70%
- Practical piece 20%
- Work based 10%