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University Centre Bishop Burton

Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: HNCS

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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1.0year

Full-time | 2021

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2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

The BTEC Higher National qualification in Sport & Exercise Science targets students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. This route provides a wide-ranging study of the Sport & Exercise Science sector allowing students to develop a broad understanding of the key disciplines.

**Learning and Teaching Approach**
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students’ learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student-centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus.

**What is the contact time?**
Approximately 17 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Part-time is also available. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

**What else can I expect?**
- You will study on the Bishop Burton Campus and have access to excellent sporting facilities including a commercial sport science laboratory, fitness suite, dance studio, strength and conditioning rooms, sports halls, 4G playing pitches & high performance football and rugby pitches.

- High quality applied internships in high performance sport with Bishop Burton College academies.

- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.

- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.

- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.

- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.

- Opportunities to attend trips and additional industry recognised qualifications to enhance learning.

- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support

- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.

**What kind of job could I get when I graduate?**
Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer, Sports Development Officer, Activity Leader, Sport and Physical Activity Manager, Coach, or Duty Manager. Upon successful completion of the HNC Sport & Exercise Science programme students can progress onto the second year (level 5) of the FdSc Sport, Exercise Science & Health programme.

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Department:

Sport

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