Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Sport and Exercise Science (Conversion to HND)

The Sport and Exercise industry is a dynamic and fast-growing industry within the UK with a vast amount of employment opportunities available. A Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport and Exercise Science is a logical step towards a position within the industry and a chance to top up onto a BSc in Sport Science at a local university. This suits learners who want a cheaper alternative to university, with dedicated small class sizes and one-to-one support while working towards a degree.

Introductory course information

Award: Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma Sport and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: C601

Location of study: Kingston Hall Road

Awarding body: Students who complete the course successfully will receive a higher national qualification from Pearson.

Course duration: 1 year (full-time)

Academic year dates: Full-time course: September 2018 - June 2019

Days of the week: Full-time course: TBC

Work placements: If you would like to undertake a work placement as part of the course, our placement staff will work with you to try to identify a suitable opportunity and location for your work placement in the UK. Please note that you are responsible for any costs incurred in travelling to and from your work placement, and for any accommodation costs. Further details on the likelihood of securing a placement, its impact on your course duration, and whether or not it will be paid are available from the Careers Advisory Service.

Timetables: Timetables are normally available at enrolment. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

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Entry requirements

Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Sport or Sport and Exercise Science. GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 including English Language and Mathematics.

Course overview

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science offers students a non-specialist ‘General Sport & Exercise Science’ pathway, which allows students to complete a Level 5 Higher National Diploma without committing to a particular professional specialism. This offers additional flexibility to providers and students.

Module information

The HND course will comprise a selection of core and optional Level 5 units taken from the Pearson Higher Nationals specification.

Teaching and learning

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of students. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will use industry-standard facilities and have access to computer labs and library resources throughout your course.

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre, and our computer laboratories.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity, with each credit taken equating to a total study time of around 10 hours. Your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select.

Academic support

Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:

  • study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • academic writing (including how to reference)
  • research skills (in conjunction with the library)
  • critical thinking and understanding arguments
  • revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Visit their pages for more information.

Teaching staff

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 senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience, athletes and personal trainers.

Course costs and financial support

Fees: For the academic year 2018-19 the tuition fees for this course are:

  • UK/EU students: Full-time £4,950
  • Overseas/International students: Full-time £9,000

 

Inflation linked tuition fee rises: The College may decide to increase tuition fees year on year at a reasonable rate in line with inflation. Any increases would not exceed the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for RPI-­‐X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments). This intention will be clearly advertised on the College’s promotional material.

 

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

  • annual printing allowance

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:

  • additional printing over and above the annual allowance
  • the cost of books or equipment that you might wish to purchase.

 

Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation page.

 

Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.

 

Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.

Careers and progression

Students who successfully complete the HND may wish to progress to an undergraduate degree or employment in Personal Training, Lifestyle Coaching, or the Nutrition or Education industries. Previous students have progressed to St Mary's to study a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science.

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