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  • Course Length

    2 years

  • Fees

    £6,000

  • Awarded By

    Pearson Education Ltd

  • UCAS codes

    • Course Code: NCH8
    • Institution Code: N34
    • Campus Code: Q

Sport HND

About the course

If you’re looking to go into any career in sport, this broad higher national degree course is for you. The programme emphasises linking theory to practice and provides many opportunities for students to apply their skills in real world contexts. You will develop your employability and gain skills and understanding in a range of sporting and leadership disciplines.

Units include: Physical activity and lifestyle, Nutrition, Technology in sport, Activity leadership/Coaching, Work experience, Anatomy & physiology (*Subject to change depending on staffing and availability.)

Through studying this course you will:

  • Develop the skills to work in professional sporting environments
  • Work with adults and young people while building a better understanding of how sport is used within the community
  • Develop your technical, as well as practical, understanding of sport
  • Build upon scientific and sociological principles
  • Develop highly employable skills such as communication, organisation and leadership
  • Benefit from our organisations variety of sport facilities and opportunities.

We have close links with local sports clubs and partnerships, providing you with excellent opportunities to gain hands-on, industry experience. Supported by staff you’ll develop a strong evidence-based approach to coaching.

This is a 2 year course (full-time). Your course will be assessed by written, oral and practical tasks designed to develop the broad range of knowledge and skills underpinning the sports industry and practice.

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken plus 80 UCAS points from at least one of the following

  • A Level: CCD
  • BTEC Level 3: MMP

Including a relevant subject in Sport, Sport Science, Fitness, Sociology or Public Services

On graduation from this programme, you will be well placed to pursue a career in sport and physical activity as well as a broad range of possible careers. Alternatively you can continue your studies by going on to complete a full Honours Degree and continue your study further going into postgraduate study.

Where next?

On graduation from this programme, you will be well placed to pursue a career in community coaching, sport and physical activity development as well as working for a national governing body of sport.

Alternatively you can continue your studies by going on to complete a full Honours Degree such as the BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching or the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching at the University of Gloucestershire.

Work experience and employability

N/A

What additional resources will I need?

Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £6,000 per annum

Find Student Finance Information on the Government website.

Students enrolling on this course can apply for the Higher Education Scholarship.

Contact

For queries about the course, please contact richard.dent@newcollege.ac.uk

Important COVID-19 update – Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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