Sport, Coaching & Physical Education HND
What makes Sport, Coaching & Physical Education at Worcester special?
This two-year HND programme – with entry from 72 UCAS tariff points – is taught at the University of Worcester’s campus. The course addresses the fundamentals that underpin sport, coaching and physical education and can also be a springboard leading to a full degree in a range of sports areas.
With an innovative approach that draws in subjects from across the sporting spectrum, a strong emphasis on applied knowledge and work-based learning, and the chance to enhance your employability with nationally recognised coaching qualifications, this programme can open the door to a number of exciting opportunities.
- Excellent facilities, including BASES-accredited physiology labs, our Motion Performance Centre, and the University of Worcester Arena - an official Paralympic training venue and winner of the 2015 Guardian Buildings that Inspire Award
- Possible progression on to a range of sports degrees
- Wide range of future career possibilities, including teaching, sports science, sports marketing and coaching
What qualifications will you need?
UCAS tariff points
72 UCAS Tariff points including GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C or above.
Access to Higher Education Diploma will be considered.
Relevant vocational qualifications and experience may also be considered.
An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check may be required for some modules.
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.
The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.
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What will you study?
Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.
Teaching and Assessment
How will you be taught?
- Develop a broad and progressive level of knowledge, including understanding of different perspectives, academic writing, research and skills required for employment in the dynamic sport and exercise sector (team work, problem solving, ICT etc.)
- Utilise and apply concepts, models and practices in a wide variety of sport-related settings
- Engage effectively in analysis, reflection and evaluation of yourself and others
- Work independently whilst applying knowledge in work-related situations/scenarios
- Develop the skills and attributes to perform effectively in the domains of Sport, Coaching and Physical Education; demonstrating safety and ethical awareness whilst undertaking a range of leadership roles
- Lectures, seminars, demonstrations, sports-related simulations, tutorials, group and individual project work, supervised independent learning, directed study, open and resource-based learning, e-learning, work experience and placements
- Mix of tutor-led, student-led and independent learning
- Learning opportunities enable active assimilation, application, questioning, debate and critical reflection · Guest speakers and visits
- Application of theory and practice
Meet the team
Here are a few of the current members of the department who teach on this course:
Chris joined the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science in 2013 and was appointed to lead the Sport, Coaching and Physical Education HND. Chris has lectured at both FE and HE for over 18 years on a range of sports-related courses. His areas of interest include exercise prescription; health assessment and evaluation; sports coaching; and sports psychology. Chris is a passionate and enthusiastic lecturer who strives to create a learning environment that is conducive to personal and academic development.
Where could it take you?
The course provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers in sport including:
- Sport Community Coaching (including disability coaching career opportunities)
- Sport Performance Coaching
- Sport Development Officers
- Sports Marketing
- Performance Analysis
- PE teaching
- Armed Forces and Police
- Coaching Business Start-up
- Graduate level employment in the Private, Public and Voluntary Sectors.
Alternatively, you may wish to continue to study for a sports-related degree and other professional qualifications.
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How much will it cost?
Full-time tuition fees
UK and EU students
The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2017 will be no more than £9,250, subject to approval by Parliament.
For more details, please visit our course fees page.
The standard annual fee for full-time international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.
For more details, please visit our course fees page.
Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.
Visit our Money Advice pages for information on how much you should budget for your course.
Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.
We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £91 per week to the £149 per week 'En-suite Extra'.
For full details visit our accommodation page.
How do you apply?
Applying through UCAS
Sport, Coaching and Physical Education (HND/SCPE) with course code C610
UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.