Heart of Worcestershire College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sports Coaching and Leadership Management

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Course summary

This full-time course runs two days a week in both first and second years, which gives students the opportunity to earn as they learn. The course is delivered through seminars, lectures and practical sessions, following a theory into practice model. The opportunity to apply these new skills in the sports industry will take place through work experience. The HND provides a unique insight into the sports industry with several high-profile guest lecturers from professional athletes and coaches to professional sports club CEO’s. Visits to the London 2012 site, Cardiff’s Sports Village, national stadia and outdoor activity centres are just a few of the trips that we organise to help enhance your learning experience. Thus, enabling you to recognise the skills you have and where you can apply them within sports coaching and leadership management.

Course details


Year 1

  • Coaching Practice & Skill Development
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health
  • The Sports landscape
  • Project Management
  • Risk & Safety Management in the Outdoors
  • Technology in Sport
  • Inclusive Sport
  • Sports Marketing
Year 2
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Coaching
  • Performance Analysis
  • Entrepreneurism in Sport
  • Sport, Health & Society
  • Work Experience
  • Event Management

Assessment method

You will be assessed through written assignments, individual projects, individual and group presentations and time constrained assessments. You will also meet up regularly with your tutor to discuss personal progress and plan your studies.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Heart of Worcestershire College is not a licensed student sponsor for UK student visa's. We are therefore unable to issue student visa's for study in the UK under the Tier 4 UK immigration points based system.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


All applicants will be asked to attend a formal interview to assess suitability and commitment to the programme of study. The College has a commitment to widening participation in Higher Education, and will therefore give careful consideration to prior experiential learning, non-traditional qualifications and qualifications obtained outside of the United Kingdom.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Uniform (optional) £80 Due to the vocational nature of the course visits are an essential part of the curriculum. A recommended budget of £150 per academic year should be made available by students.
Sports Coaching and Leadership Management at Heart of Worcestershire College - UCAS