Sport at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS

Course summary

Whether you see yourself as a personal trainer, helping individuals on a one-to-one basis, leading a class of pupils in their regular sports lessons at school, or working as part of a team in a workplace, there are numerous opportunities in this field. Maybe you would like to channel your personal interest in sports into teaching, or perhaps the science of how the human body interests you, and you would like to train as a sports psychologist or physiotherapist? Alternatively, you could become a sports professional yourself, developing your interest in sports into a career. Or you might set up your own sports management company, advising sportspeople on how to build and manage their careers and maximise their earning potential. Other career options include being a sports journalist, a sports representative at a holiday centre, a lifeguard at a swimming pool or an assistant at a leisure centre. Sport and fitness skills also include nutrition which has never been more topical as people are looking for new and effective ways to stay fit and healthy. Nutritionists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, and as private consultants. This course is for students who would like to work at degree-level to further their professional qualification in the sport and fitness industry. The UK sports industry is worth £24 billion and supports nearly a million jobs and there are plenty of exciting career routes and opportunities. Students on our HND in Sport are being developed for roles in sports coaching and sports development where they will go on to work for private organisations, or in local government. Sports science opens doors to careers based on physiology, biomechanics, and nutrition. In this course, you will learn about the sports and leisure industry, with a focus on sports coaching, lifestyle and well-being, nutrition, training and fitness, and physical education. Students will have full use of the Sports Hall and Gym facilities which hold a wide range of equipment. Students can also visit/use Aylestone Park Football Club and Leicester University Sports Hall. Progression Opportunities This course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding, and skills required for successful employment in the health and fitness, leisure, and sports sectors or for progression to an undergraduate 1-year top-up degree. On successful completion of the course students will: Have the sporting skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the global sports environment. Have the knowledge and training for a range of careers in Sports, including Fitness Manager, Personal Trainer, Sports Development Officer and Activity Leader. Understand the diversity of roles within Sports. Understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity, and values. Provide opportunities for students to enter employment or progress on to further education. Understand the local, regional, and global context of Sport and, for those students with a global outlook, aspire to international career pathways. Address contemporary issues facing the industry, and society at large, with particular emphasis on sustainability and the environment.


Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing (Core) The Sport Landscape (Core) Evaluating and Understanding Initiatives (Optional) Nutrition (Optional) Teaching Practice (Optional) Research Project (Core) Anatomy & Physiology (Optional) Event Management (Optional) Project Management (Core) Entrepreneurism in Sport (Core) Outdoor Learning (Optional) Technology in Sport (Optional) Activity Leadership (Optional)

Assessment method

You will be assessed on individual project assignments by the delivering lecturer. You will receive a range of creative assignments per year ranging from practical based work through to essays/ seminars and reports for the industry and practitioners. The length of projects will vary depending on the nature of the assignment. Assessments and feedback will be completed within two weeks of the project deadline

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For further information please contact us at: 0330 058 3000 [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5950 Year 1
Scotland £5950 Year 1
Wales £5950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College - UCAS