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Coaching and Developing Sport HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Sport & Fitness, Hospitality and Leisure

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

30th Aug 2021, 1 year

Location

City Campus

  • Applications from International Students Welcome
  • Overview

    This course introduces and develops the skills and knowledge you’ll need for a career in sports coaching. Together we'll examine the principles of good coaching practice, as well as developing a wide range of practical and theoretical knowledge of games and sports. Work experience is included on HN programmes and you will also have the opportunity to qualify for Sports Coaching awards from national governing bodies.

    You'll lead practical coaching sessions, in college and in schools. An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check must be successfully completed before you coach young people in schools.

    This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit: www.scqf.org.uk/the-framework/.

    Entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements

    • Two Highers at Grade C or above including English (or Modern Studies, History, Geography, Media Studies); OR
    • NQ/NC qualification at SCQF level 6 in a Sports related subject; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

    Additional selection requirements

    You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

    ESOL entry requirements

    Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

    What you study

    You’ll study:

    • Sports Coaching Theory and Practice.
    • Principles of Fitness Training.
    • Anatomy Physiology and Energy Systems.
    • Sports Mechanics.
    • Events Management in Sport.
    • Coaching of Sports Level One.
    • Psychology of Sports Coaching.

    After the course

    Careers

    This course prepares you for a career in sports as a Sports Development Officer, or a Sports Co-ordinator.

    Continuing Study

    After successfully completing this course, you can progress on to:

    • Year 1 or 2 of BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching at University of the West of Scotland.
    • Year 1 or 2 of BA (Hons) Sports Development at University of the West of Scotland.

    Additional Information

    Materials

    A practical kit must be purchased and you will need a whistle and stopwatch.

    • Mode of Study:
      Full-time
    • Start Date:
      30th Aug 2021, 1 year
    • Location:
      City Campus
    • Applications from International Students Welcome