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Yeovil College University Centre

Sport (Coaching and Physical Education)

UCAS Code: SPED

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


Equivalent to 48 UCAS tariff points

Access to HE Sport accepted

Equivalent to 48 UCAS tariff points

Equivalent to 48 UCAS tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The Sport Coaching and Physical Education Higher National Diploma will allow students to achieve the first two years of a degree whilst undertaking a long term placement within a school or coaching setting. The programme offers the opportunity to help build the experience and work related practice students require to begin a journey into an exciting career as a coach or teacher. Taught by highly skilled industry professionals with qualified up to masters degree level. All learners study towards Higher National Diploma in Sport (Community Sport and Physical Activity)

**Why this course?**
Students studying on the Higher National Diploma in Sport with Yeovil College University Centre are able to build up an outstanding level of knowledge specific to sports coaching and physical education throughout the two year qualification. Studying a varied range of topics throughout the qualification all students gain an in-depth insight into the sports industry across a variety of levels, this is applied directly to local industry and examples of best practice working with local sports organisations providing all students with an excellent starting point for a career in sport.

**What might I become?**
The study program allows learners to participate in a comprehensive work placement throughout their study, staff at Yeovil College University Centre are able to support students and applicants to obtain placements alongside the course, students are actively encouraged to participate in a work placement alongside the qualification in order to develop employment based practical skills and is mandatory in the second year of study as students are required to complete a work placement module. Opportunities can include; P.E. teaching assistant, sports development officer, leisure centre management roles.

Upon completion the Higher National Diploma provides learners with the equivalent to Year 1 and Year 2 of a degree study program at level 5, following this if desired learners are able to apply for BSc/BA (Hons) qualifications in a sport related subject as a ‘Top-Up’ year. This can lead to further study opportunities such as masters degrees and/or the postgraduate certificate of education (PGCE).

**Why study at Yeovil College University Centre?**
Yeovil College University Centre has outstanding facilities available for students; our learning resource centre offers students with a high level of study resources available including the most up to date books, journals and online resources as well as qualified and experienced library staff on hand to support with accessing and finding resources applicable to your course. Students are able to work in the learning resource centre if desired, alternatively higher education students at Yeovil College University Centre can gain access to a quiet study area which has been designed around the needs of students studying on degree and higher national courses. Students are able to access the sports facilities on site at Yeovil College including a full gym equipped with weightlifting equipment, machines and cardiovascular machines with other specialist equipment available for use that may be specific to units studied on the course. In addition to this students studying on the HND Sport qualification are able to access the colleges wide ranging sports enrichment program which can include weekly fixtures, this includes sports such as Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball and Badminton. Students studying towards this qualification are able to utilise this opportunity to support with the development of their coaching working with experienced and expert coaches within their chosen sport.

Modules

Year One includes: Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health, The Sports Landscape, Project Management (Pearson Set), Activity Leadership, Inclusive Sport, Sport Marketing, Biomechanics, Technology in Sport.

Year Two includes: Research Project (Pearson Set), Entrepreneurism in Sport, Sport, Health and Society, Coaching Special Populations, Understanding and Evaluating Initiatives, Personal and Professional Development, Work Experience.

Assessment methods

Lessons will consist of a mix of theory and practical. Where possible putting practical demonstration and application to theory content. Students are required to study and complete assessment tasks with independence outside of lectures and take ownership of their learning and development whilst under the guidance of tutors. A typical week has between 6-10 hours of contact time, plus additional 1-1 support available by student request.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,548
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EU
£6,548
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,548
per year
Scotland
£6,548
per year
Wales
£6,548
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Yeovil College University Centre

Department:

Sport and Public Services

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