Start Date: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September Level 5 Full-Time Bede Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

The Higher National Diploma (HND) in Sport (Coaching Science) provides an introduction to the subject area and supports progression into the relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study.

These pathways are linked to the skills matrix produced by CIMSPA (where appropriate) and can provide professional status and progression to direct employment.

56 UCAS points (or real world industry experience)
UCAS code: SPO1

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire The course fees are £5,999 per year. This is significantly lower than many similar courses at universities. The lower course fee is to widen access to people from different backgrounds and circumstances and to support our students.

Students will be taught by experienced lecturers, who all have subject specialisms and industry experience. Teaching will take place in our state of the art Sports Academy facilities, which include a gym, digital exercise studio, sports hall, sports science laboratory, sports massage facility, outdoor pitches and Goals soccer centre.

Students will be in smaller class sizes than the usual university class-size - this is to enable a widening of access and support, which we feel is important for people entering into Higher Education for the first time.

Students will take part in a school placement (or similar)at Level 5 as part of the teaching practice unit.

This course has been strategically put together with support from employers and previous students to create a pathway that enables students to advance into a number of different careers in sport coaching and sports and exercise science.

Our strong partnerships with employers is a unique selling point, as these partners are involved in course design and delivery - providing real-life approaches to assessments, for example live briefs, masterclasses, being on presentation panels etc.

This is a full-time programme but there will be times during the week where students do not have scheduled lessons. Students are expected to prioritise their timetabled sessions over other commitments. Timetables are likely to be across 3 days.

The course is CIMSPA accredited.

The units taught at Level 4 are:
- Nutrition
- Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Professional Skills
- Coaching Practice & Skill Development
- Training, Fitness, Testing
- Technology in Sport
- Sports Massage

The units taught at Level 5 are:
- Research Project
- Advanced Coaching
- Performance Analysis
- Talent Identification and Development
- Teaching Practice
- Psychology for Performance
- Strength & Conditioning

Pearson Higher National

- 120 credits available at Level 4 (Year 1)
- 120 credits available at Level 5 (Year 2)

What’s next?

You could progress to a career in the sports sector, for example coaching or personal training.

Alternatively, many of our graduates will progress to the third year top-up degree at university.

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