Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The Higher National Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) is a one-year, full-time course that provides a foundation for those wishing to enter the field of sports coaching exercise science. The course is geared towards a career in the fast-growing Sports industry. It aims to introduce students to the theory and application of Sports Coaching and Exercise in various environments. A key part of the course is the coaching placement through which students gain practical coaching experience. Specialist areas such as Psychology of Sports Coaching, Training Fitness and Testing, Lifestyle coaching, Coaching practice, skill development and many other related subjects make this an exciting and worthwhile course. 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.


Core modules will include: • Coaching Practice and Skill Development • Fitness, Training and Testing • Fundamentals of Sports Exercise Psychology • Professional Skills • Anatomy and Physiology • Nutrition • Injury Prevention • Lifestyle Coaching

Assessment method

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

How to apply

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The Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6700 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6700 Year 1
Scotland £6700 Year 1
Wales £6700 Year 1

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Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS