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The Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science at Activate Learning follows the Coaching Science pathway and provides a detailed foundation in which students can build on as they continue their studies beyond the Level 4 Certificate stage. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma allows students to specialise in more specific career paths associated with Sports Coaching and Sport and Exercise Science and progression routes to degree-level study. The purpose of our Higher National’s in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employment in the Sport and Exercise Science sector. Who is this course for? This course is for students looking to develop a career in sport. It will be focused on skills knowledge and experience needed to make a successful career in the sports industry. Students will be expected to gain practical coaching experience, playing pathway and spots analysis during the course.
The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Each module is worth a specified number of credits, with most modules counting for 30 or 15 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total amount of study time which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full details of the modules studied is available on the course website, but modules studied normally include: Unit 1: Nutrition Unit 2: Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology Unit 3: Anatomy and Physiology Unit 4: Professional Skills Unit 5: Coaching Practice and Skills Development Unit 6: Training, Fitness, Testing
Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants applying from outside of the UK will need to provide evidence of their qualifications, English level and passport/visa documents. Activate Learning requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.
|UCAS Tariff||96 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||4 or 5 GCSE grades at 4-9 (A* to C) or equivalent, including English and Maths at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£6165||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|