Community Coaching for England at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS

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Course summary

When you combine your studies with your interest and passion for sport, great things happen. Whether it is your aim to develop your knowledge of sport, exercise and coaching, or nurture your coaching skills on the court, field or pitch, Yeovil College University Centre will help you to stand out from the crowd. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Community Coaching for England allows students to achieve a qualification equivalent to the first year of a degree whilst undertaking a long-term placement or apprenticeship within a school or sport coaching setting. The duration of the course is one year full-time, one day per week and you will be taught by an experienced teaching team with a range of industry experiences across the sport coaching sector that closely match the course modules. Work Experience and Industry Placements Students must have a placement in an appropriate setting. There are some placements available with the Yeovil College Sport department or with Yeovil Town Football Club; these placements are subject to successful interview and approval. After the course On successful completion of the course you will gain a Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Community Coaching for England. Upon completion of this course, you could continue at university to top their qualification up to a full BA /BSc (Hons) degree, dependent on available entry points. For students wishing to enter the workplace, they could pursue a career in the sport industry, for example coaching in the school or community setting.


Lessons will consist of a mix of theory-based lectures, practical coaching, group and project-based study using a range of assessment methods. You will study a range of units that will develop your specialist knowledge and skills. Listed below are examples of units that are likely to be studied: Coaching Practice Community Coaching Psychology in Sport and Exercise Lifestyle Coaching Professional Skills Training and Fitness Testing Nutrition Anatomy and Physiology Please be aware that modules studied may change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline or in response to student and stakeholder feedback. The most up-to-date information about the modules and who is teaching them can always be found in the course handbook. You will continue to develop your report writing skills and presentation skills throughout this programme - you will become adept to writing at Level 4. You will also have access to regular 1-1 tutorials with the teaching team to support your academic development and study.

Assessment method

The HNC is assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised assignments, this includes a variety of methods such as essays, portfolios, presentations, and practical observations. A typical week has around 8 hours of contact time in taught sessions, plus additional 1-1 support available by student request. As with all HE programmes, students are required to take ownership of their learning and development and should expect to spend time studying and completing assessment tasks with independence outside of lectures.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Typical entry requirements are 48 UCAS tariff points from a relevant Level 3 qualification (such as two A levels or equivalent, BTEC Level 3 Diploma, Access to HE Diploma, or International Baccalaureate (with at least 24 points achieved)). We would typically expect the Level 3 qualification to be in a relevant area, such as Sport or a related field. UCAS tariff points from Scottish Highers or Advanced Highers, UCAS tariff points from the Irish Leaving Certificate and Welsh Baccalaureate are generally accepted. Grade 4 (C) in GCSE English and GCSE Maths (or equivalent) are highly desirable. Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview before an offer is made and will be advised of the criteria in advance. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over as of 1st September in the academic year of admission) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. Please email [email protected] to find out more. **Required Experience** Experience within a sports coaching whether in a school, community or elite setting is desirable.

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English language requirements

International applicants will be required to evidence English language skills - this could be an IELTS score of 5.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in reading and writing, a grade 4 in GCSE English (or equivalent), or having recently completed a Level 3 qualification taught and assessed in the English language. For more information, please email [email protected].

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6917 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6917 Year 1
Scotland £6917 Year 1
Wales £6917 Year 1

Additional fee information

For full information about tuition fees please see the 'YCUC Fees' and 'YCUC HE Fees Policy', both available in the 'Policies and Reports' area of our website. Please also be aware that fees are payable each year of the programme. Depending on the nature and location of the placement a student chooses to undertake, travel expenses might be incurred. Whilst some students may choose to buy their own copies of certain key texts this isn't essential as relevant resources are available through the College's Learning Resources Centre.
Community Coaching for England at Yeovil College University Centre - UCAS