NSCG | HNC Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science)
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Course overview

The HNC Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science) is taught by experienced industry professionals and the aim of the course is to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of Sport and Coaching Science related subjects. This can lead to subsequent studies in higher education institutions or employment in the sports industry.
The course is made up of units at Level 4 and 5, with credits awarded for each unit. These units are:
HNC course: Core units
> Nutrition
> Fundamentals of sport & exercise psychology
> Anatomy & physiology
Additional units
> Coaching practice & skill development
> Training/fitness/testing
> Injury prevention
> Sports massage

You will learn through a well-balanced range of studies, which combines practical skills and theoretical knowledge. In addition to the course it is recommended that you seek out other relevant qualifications that will help you gain employment. The College can provide assistance in finding suitable qualifications.

What are the entry requirements?

Typically, you'll need a relevant level 3 qualification and at least 4 GCSEs at grade C (4) or above (including English and mathematics). All students will be interviewed and assessed individually.

How is it assessed?

The course is accredited by BTEC. There is no final written examination as you achieve your qualification through continuous assessment and some externally set assignments. This involves carrying out assignments, project work, case studies and practical based assessments in which you collect evidence of your competence until you have gained a Pass grade in all units and skills. If your work is outstanding you may be awarded an overall Merit or Distinction grade. It is imperative that all units are achieved on the programme in order to be awarded the qualification.

What financial support is on offer?

There are two types of loans to help students cover the costs of their higher education course in college: tuition fee loans and living cost loans (also called maintenance loans). You pay these loans back when you finish your course and earn over £26,575. If you earn less than that, you won’t have to repay anything. If you’re earning more than that, we’ll work out your repayments at 9% of your income over that amount. Maintenance loans are only available to students studying on a full-time basis. They are not available for students studying on a part-time basis. For full details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the HNC you could progress onto a HND. Alternatively, you could progress into employment in roles such as sports coach, personal trainer, sports therapist and outdoor activities co-ordinator/manager.

How do I find out more?

Please contact course leader Steve Sumnal; 01782 254317 / steve.sumnal@nscg.ac.uk

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