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Higher National Diploma (HND) Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) (full-time)



Study Mode

University Level

Start Date



2 years


£6000.00 per year

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Course Overview

Delivered at our Trowbridge campus and awarded by Pearson, this course is designed to support you with progression into relevant occupational areas or onto degree-level study.Throughout the course, you will enjoy a variety of teaching techniques that include practical activities as well as the opportunity to apply your new skills to real life situations.The awarding body for this course is Pearson and click on the link below to find out more about Higher National qualifications:

What will I learn?

The course includes modules in the following subjects:

Year One:

• Nutrition

• Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

• Anatomy and Physiology

• Professional Skills (Pearson set)

• Coaching Practice and Skill Development

• Training, Fitness, Training

• Technology in Sport

• Injury Prevention

Year Two:

• Research Project (Pearson set)

• Advanced Coaching

• Performance Analysis

• Talent Identification and Development

• Advanced Nutrition

• Psychology for Performance

• Strength and Conditioning for Coaching

Please note:

Modules and course content are subject to change.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course will be studied full-time over two years and it will be necessary for you to undertake a significant amount of independent directed study to meet the demands of the programme.

Your personal tutor will help you to define your short- and medium-term goals throughout the course and can help you plan your independent directed study.

You will benefit from a work placement with an employer in an industry related to your course and you will be encouraged and supported to make every effort to obtain an appropriate placement.

You will be provided with additional information and guidance at interview, enrolment and during induction. The college will assist you in finding suitable placement opportunities in the industry and will support you throughout the programme.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve a Higher National
Diploma (HND) Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) awarded by Pearson.

Entry Requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above including English and Maths (or equivalent level 2 qualifications) plus one or more of the following:

- 48 UCAS Tariff Points from an appropriate level 3 vocational programme (e.g. BTEC National Diploma).

- A Level 3 Extended Diploma or GCE AS / A Level or a 6 unit Vocational A Level.

- Success in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

- Formally assessed outcomes acquired through recognised prior learning or experience.

Applications from mature candidates are welcomed and considered on an individual basis.

Where English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent qualification will normally be required.

Applicants without the qualifications specified will be considered based on their ability to study the subject at the required level.

You may be required to attend an interview and you can apply for this programme through UCAS.

The UCAS institution code for this programme is W74.

The UCAS course code for this programme is SP01.

Don't quite reach the entry criteria? You can still apply to do this course on completion of our Access to Higher Education course.

Additional Costs and Information

For some trips or visits, there may be additional charges that apply which you will be made aware of when and if appropriate.

The Office for Students (OfS), the new independent regulator for Higher Education in England, has confirmed that the college is successfully registered as a provider for Higher Education and that students are eligible for funding and student support from Student Finance England. Please visit for more information.

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