Levels 4 and 5 HNC/D in Sport and Exercise Science (New)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study

At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Sport & Exercise Science through four Core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are:

* Nutrition
* Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
* Anatomy & Physiology
* Professional Skills (Pearson-set unit).

Depending on the pathway, at Level 4, students will undertake a further units from:

* Coaching Practice & Skill Development
* Training, Fitness, Testing
* Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health
* Lifestyle Coaching.

The college can also choose two further Optional units at Level 4 from the following:

* Biomechanics
* Technology in Sport
* Injury Prevention
* Community Coaching
* Sports Massage.

Who should attend?

Candidates must be registered as Professional Rugby players

At Level 4 applicants will normally have 48 (formerly 120) UCAS points within a relevant subject area and have GCSE Maths and English grade A – C (9 – 4)

Applicants with other qualifications and backgrounds are encouraged to apply as professional sports experience alternate qualifications and individual experiences not specifically named in this document will be carefully considered on an individual basis.

All applicants who meet, or are predicted to meet, the entry criteria identified above will be invited to interview where individual circumstance can be discussed.

Applicants for the HNC (Level 5) should hold a recognised full level 4 qualification in a related field of study

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

The Level 4 Higher National Certificate provides a solid grounding in Sport & Exercise Science, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage and allows them to apply for the Level 5 Higher National Diploma which then allows students to specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study.
Those who complete the level 5 HNC may progress on to a BSc (Hons) within a Sports related discipline

Career Opportunities

Students will have the skills to develop and implement their knowledge of sports science on to individuals. Students could also consider a career in a sports science area such as teaching in mainstream education or health promotion fields, professional sports clubs, professional gymnasiums, Wakefield NHS, Nuffield Health & Fitness, Wakefield and Kirklees Councils

How will I be assessed?

With the exception of the Pearson set assignments all other vocationally relevant assessments will be utilised that provide differing assessment practices to meet the needs of different learning styles. A range of formative methods will be used throughout the programme and the variety of methods will stimulate students and help to develop specific skills relevant to industry; methods such as mock exams, formal debates, peer reviews, written tasks, quizzes and practical delivery. The assessment types aim to reflect ‘real world’ practice, where possible, a variety of assessment approaches are adopted, e.g. reports, essays, written examinations, practical assessments, presentations, posters; all of these are designed to cultivate a critical appreciation of the relationship between theory and practice in the area of Sports Science.

Location: Lightwaves- Wakefield City Campus
Level: Level 4/5
Start date: October
Duration: 1 year HNC by progression on to year 2 of the HNC
Time of day: Afternoon/Evening

Guide Price: Please contact us for details.

Delivery: In house
Category: Sport & Recreation »
Duration: 1 year HNC followed by progression on to year 2 of the HNC
Qualification: HNC and HND

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