This course can be completed at either Sutton Coldfield College or Stourbridge College and will both include one day a week at the University of Worcester..
Through a selection of practical and encompassing a multidisciplinary approach towards Sports Coaching, this course will develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in the sports coaching industry. This two year course will investigate fundamentals of sports coaching including; physiology, acquisition of skill, psychology, performance analysis and disability sports coaching. Strong industry links promotes a wide range of learning experiences and opportunities to take master classes with professional coaches in addition to a coach education programme. There are opportunities for work based learning with BMet Sports Academies. As part of the course you will also develop links to the UK Sports Institute and Youth Sport Trust and you will be eligible to enter a team into BUCS league system.
With more people playing sport and engaging in physical activity there are new job opportunities in this sector. The HND is a vocation course and the assessment methods will reflect this including case studies, practical coaching and lab reports.
UCAS Tariff Points: Pre-2017 Entry - 180 points, Post-2017 Entry - 72 points
The tariff points can be made up of:
A Levels (GCE and VCE): 1 A Level at Grade B and 1 A Level at Grade C
BTEC Extended Diploma: Grade MMP
BTEC Diploma: Grade DM
BTEC 90 Credit Diploma: Grade DD
Access to HE: to be confirmed
Minimum number of GCSEs at Grade C or above: 5
which must include:
GCSE English: Grade C or 4
GCSE Maths: Grade C or 4
Are Level 2 equivalents accepted?: Yes
Delivery and Assessment
Students will be assessed using methods such as report writing, presentations, written reports, in class tests and case studies.
On successful completion of the programme there are opportunities to progress onto a linked BSc (Hons) degree programme at Worcester. Alternatively you could enter employment as a coach, sports development, sports administration, for example.