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Sport (Community Sport & Physical Activity), Football Club Coaching pathway

Yeovil College University Centre

UCAS Code: SFCD | 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 | 2022

The Higher National Diploma Sport (Community Sport & Physical Activity), Football Club Coaching pathway will allow students to achieve a qualification at an equivalent level to the first two years of a degree whilst undertaking a long term placement within a 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. You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes lecturers and professional practitioners with industry experience with some qualified up to masters degree level.

For those who don't want to study the full HND, there is also the option to undertake a Higher National Certificate (HNC) - this is a one year programme of study, equivalent to the first year of the HND. Upon completion of the HNC you can leave with this standalone qualification, or apply to 'top-up' your course to a HND with a further year of study.

If you are interested in studying part-time, please contact Yeovil College University Centre by calling 01935 845454 or emailing [email protected]

**Work Experience and Placement**
Previous students have completed work experience with local primary and secondary schools, sports development organisation, Somerset FA and professional football clubs. Work experience is a essential component of the course and students are advised to consider obtaining work placements prior to commencement of study.

**After the course**
On successful completion of the course you will gain a Pearson Higher National Diploma in Sport (Community Sport & Physical Activity). Graduates have gone to university to complete their top-up degree, completed master's degrees, PGCE's, as well as securing jobs in coaching and teaching.

Modules

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, over a day and a half per week plus additional 1-1 support available by student request.

The course has been designed to allow you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a sporting career within the local area. You will study a range of units that will develop your specialist knowledge and skills. Listed below are examples of modules that are likely to be studied. Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically in line with student and stakeholder feedback, awarding body changes, or to reflect developments in the discipline. Students can always find the most up-to-date information about modules and who is teaching them in the course handbook.

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

You will continue to develop your report writing skills and presentation skills throughout this programme - you will become adept at writing at Level 4 and Level 5.

Assessment methods

Pearson Education Limited BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport are assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by Yeovil College), this includes

Tuition fees

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£6,594
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£6,594
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Northern Ireland
£6,594
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Scotland
£6,594
per year
Wales
£6,594
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Yeovil College University Centre

Department:

Sport and Public Services

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