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Sports and Exercise Science — Higher National Diploma (HND) Top Up

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Course ID: 166830

Course Year: 22/23

Course Details

  • This higher level qualification is studied over 2 year.
  • Enhanced skills will help to kick-start your career in the fast growing sports industry.
  • Builds on the relationship between theory and practical application of sports coaching.
  • Practical sessions take place in the College's own sports gym or outside, with access to specialist equipment and resources.
  • Note: You will be required to purchase personal equipment e.g. clothing and books.

What to expect from the course

The Higher National Diploma Top-up in Sport and Exercise Science builds on previous learning from the Level 4 Higher National Certificate. The one-year, full-time course is designed for those wishing to enter the field of sports coaching exercise science, and is geared towards a career in the fast growing sports industry. It builds on the relationship between theory and the practical application of sports coaching.

A key part of the course is the application of theory which can be utilised throughout various coaching placements. Students gain valuable and practical experiences in areas such as performance analysis, talent identification, sports rehabilitation and the application of sports coaching, which makes this an exciting and worthwhile course.

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

HND Sport and Exercise Science Programme Handbook (22-23)

This programme is delivered through in-person teaching. Should government guidance or public heath advice change in-year, students will be able to continue their studies with a blend of in-person and remote learning, supported by additional safety measures on campus.

Modules studied:

  • Research Project
  • Talent Identification and Development
  • Work Experience
  • Performance Analysis
  • Advanced Coaching
  • Sport Rehabilitation
  • Teaching Practice

How will I be taught?

Teaching and learning strategies within modules encourage and develop a range of learning styles. Students will have opportunities to actively assimilate, apply, question, debate and critically reflect upon the material presented within each module. Students will also experience a variety of assessment methods that measure achievement of learning outcomes and provide the best opportunities for students to show and demonstrate knowledge, skills and abilities.

The knowledge and skills acquired on the programme will link directly to the vocational context and will diversify into a range of skills.

Teaching and learning methods will include lectures and seminars which will underpin the practical style sessions.

Practical modules will take place in the sports gym or outside with tutor support and guidance, and extra independent learning sessions will be timetabled to allow access to specialist equipment and resources.

How will I be assessed?

This course is continuously assessed using a range of methods, including course work, assignments and practical observations.

Additional Costs

Students may be required to purchase their own materials for any specialist projects they undertake as part of the course.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.


Qualifications

Higher National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.


Career pathways

Students who successfully complete this qualification may continue their studies at The City of Liverpool College University Centre and progress onto the level 6 BA (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top-up) course.

Alternatively, graduates may wish to progress directly into employment in their chosen career or study at another higher education provider.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000
 : enquiry@liv-coll.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above - must include English and preferably maths - and any of the following:

- Completed HNC in Sport or equivalent Level 4 certificate of higher education.

Note: Relevant industrial experience may be considered for mature students. Equally important are the drive and determination to succeed and a good level of written English.

You should hold a total UCAS Tariff points score from relevant qualifications of at least 96 points.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email careersadvice@liv-coll.ac.uk or call 0151 252 3607.

Fees

This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance, or contact our HE team at HEoffice@liv-coll.ac.uk.

Fee for22/23 is 6568.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).


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