HNC/HND in Sport (Coaching and Sports Development Pathway)

The Sport’s Coaching and Development industry is a dynamic and fast growing industry within the UK with a vast amount of employment opportunities available. An Edexcel HNC/HND in Sport (Coaching and Development pathway) is a logical step towards a BSc in Sports Coaching for learners that do not yet hold formal qualifications to attend University direct. This is a more vocational option compared to the HNC/HND in Sport and Exercise Science course that we offer, aimed at those that have an interest in the Sports Coaching and Sports Development sector, rather than pure academic sport science.

Entry Requirements

Typical offer Subject/level: GCSE Maths and English Language at grade C (4+) or above, plus L3 Sports Coaching qualifications or BTEC Level 3 in Sport or Sport and Exercise Science, grade MP or above or two A levels in the Sciences at grade C or above. Applicants should have 32 UCAS points from A level, BTEC Level 3 or equivalent qualifications e.g UKCC.

Course Content

Students will study mandatory units which may include:-

  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • The evolution of sports development
  • The sport and leisure industry
  • Managing sports development
  • Principles of sports coaching
  • Research Project


And optional units which may include:-

  • Work-based placement
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise
  • Physical activity, lifestyle and wellbeing
  • Training and fitness for sport and exercise
  • Nutrition for sport and exercise
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Field-based fitness testing
  • Personal and professional development
  • Technology in sport and exercise science
  • Injury prevention and treatments in sport and exercise


The HNC/D award will be made on the accumulation of credits from the modules studied over 1 or 2 years study.

Duration and Delivery

The HNC is a full time, one year course with the option to ‘top up’ and complete a second year (HND) (apply direct through UCAS). Lectures will take place on two days during the week (exact days and times of delivery to be confirmed).


Students also have the opportunity to progress onto a BSc in Sports Development or Sports Coaching with one of our partner universities. (Further information at interview). Alternatively, students may wish to enter employment within the industry.

Additional Information

Tuition fees for 2017-2018 is £4100.  The course will provide students with the opportunity to gain entry to university or paid employment within the industry.

Enrolments take place throughout the year and learners can join the course at any stage. 

This course is delivered at our Kingston Hall Road centre.

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The tuition fee for the HNC course for 2018/19 is £4950. All fees quotes are subject to change, please contact us for the latest information. 
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your interest in this course.  Applications for this course can be made through UCAS.  UCAS Code for HNC is CC66.

Institution Code is K83


Kingston Hall Road

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