Coaching and Developing Sport HND

UCAS code CX61
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What is special about this course?

The HND Coaching and Developing Sport course allows you to develop an understanding of both the theoretical and practical issues relating to a career in sports coaching for indoor or outdoor sports.

If you're already working in the sports industry, or if you want to kick off your career in sport, this course is ideal for you.

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above
  • Alternatively, a relevant sports-related National Progression Award at SCQF level 5 or above
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis
  • Candidates require a good performance background in a variety of sporting activities. Experience in coaching, while desirable, is not essential, although the potential to develop this competence must be evident. A keen interest in sport is a requirement for this award
  • This is a Category 1 PVG course: PVG Scheme membership is required to successfully achieve target qualification, where there is guaranteed contact with vulnerable groups in key elements of the course. For further information visit our PVG scheme webpage

Access routes

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Sports Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Conduct and Ethics for Sport and Fitness Practitioners
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Energy Systems
  • Coaching of Sports: An Introduction
  • Sports Development: An Introduction
  • Workplace Experience
  • Coaching Children
  • Research in Sport and Fitness: An Introduction
  • Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 1

Optional units may include:

  • Flexibility training
  • Strength and Conditioning: An Introduction
  • Principles of Fitness Training
  • Fitness Testing for Sport
  • Personal Development Planning
  • First Aid for Sport and Fitness
  • Psychology of Sports Coaching
  • Assist in a Sport or Fitness Related Event
  • Prevention and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
  • Safe Practice in Outdoor Activities
  • Foundations of Outdoor Activities

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Fitness Conditioning in Sport
  • Sports Mechanics
  • Improving Coaching in Sport
  • Coaching of Sports Performance Development
  • Sports Development and Research
  • Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 2
  • Coaching and Developing Sport: Graded Unit 3

Option units may include:

  • Managing Volunteers in Sport and Recreation
  • Health and Safety Legislation: An Introduction
  • Foundations of Outdoor Activities
  • Current Exercise Trends
  • Health Screening
  • Nutrition for Fitness, Health and Exercise
  • Plan, Teach and Evaluate and Group Exercise with Music Session
  • Inclusive Sport Coaching
  • Nutrition for Sports Performance
  • Managing a Sport or Fitness Related Event

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We continue to review government guidance and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will mainly be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and work experience will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing, where this is not possible alternative options will be considered.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • You will learn by way of face-to-face lectures, tutorials and practical sessions in college and in the community

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 2 years (HNC + HND)
  • Part-time: 4 years (HNC + HND)

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals with settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Note: The Scottish Government set this fee which has not yet been confirmed for 2021-22 so may be subject to change.

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,915
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £461

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2020-212021-22
Full-time per year £7,020 £7,230
Part-time (per HN credit) £468 £482

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Employment in a range of posts in sports centres, coaching and outdoor adventure, or as a freelance fitness instructor.

Can I progress into further study?

On successful completion of this course you may progress to the BA (Hons) Sports Management.

Is there more information available online?

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What our students, graduates and staff say

Studying allows me to gain more knowledge and has helped me to put out stepping stones that will guide me to what I want to do with the support of my tutor and lecturers.

Enrolling here has helped me gain a lot more confidence in meeting new people and its given me a helping hand with the career path I want to take. It looks like a girl’s football team is going to start up which I’m hoping to join!

Hannah McKay is studying on the HND Coaching and Developing Sport at Perth College UHI

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