The Level 4 units lay the foundations of learning by providing a specialised introduction to coaching in the UK landscape and different coaching functions. This develops and strengthens core skills while preparing the student for Level 5 or to enter employment with the qualities necessary for job roles that require some personal responsibility. Students will gain a wide range of coaching knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. Students are involved in vocational activities that help them to develop behaviours (the attitudes and approaches required for a competence) and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such as communication, teamwork, research and analysis, which are highly valued in higher education and the workplace. By the end of Level 4, students will have sound knowledge of the concepts of coaching in the UK. They will be competent in a range of subject-specific skills as well as general skills and qualities relevant to key areas in Sport and Exercise Science. Graduates successfully completing the Higher National Certificate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic concepts of Sport & Exercise Science. They will be able to communicate accurately and appropriately and they will have the qualities needed for employment that requires some degree of personal responsibility. They will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. They will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to Sport & Exercise Science, show resilience under pressure, and meet challenging targets within a given resource.
At level 4 students will study a total of eight units and develop a board knowledge and awareness of key aspects of community coaching. The modules will consist of:- 1. Nutrition 2. Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology 3. Anatomy and Physiology 4. Professional Skills (Pearson Set) 5. Coaching Practice and Skill Development 6. Training, Fitness, Testing 7. Lifestyle Coaching 8. Community Coaching
Level 4 100% assessments including written reports, essays, practical sessions, examinations, portfolios and presentations
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8900||Year 1|
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Course Enquiry Team
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