Wakefield College

Levels 4 and 5 HNC/D in Sport and Exercise Science (New)

Wakefield College
In Wakefield

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Important information

Typology HNC
Methodology Inhouse
Location Wakefield
Duration 2 Years
Start October
  • HNC
  • Inhouse
  • Wakefield
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Sport & Exercise Science are aimed at those wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of the Sport & Exercise Science sector and are designed to support those who wish to pursue or advance their career in Sport & Exercise Science. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of Sport & Exercise Science the BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport & Exercise Science give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

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Where and when



Wakefield (West Yorkshire)
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Lower York Street, WF1 3LJ


OctoberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Career Opportunities Students will have the skills to develop and implement their knowledge of sports science on to individuals. Students could also consider a career in a sports science area such as teaching in mainstream education or health promotion fields, professional sports clubs, professional gymnasiums, Wakefield NHS, Nuffield Health & Fitness, Wakefield and Kirklees Councils

· Requirements

Candidates must be registered as Professional Rugby players At Level 4 applicants will normally have 48 (formerly 120) UCAS points within a relevant subject area and have GCSE Maths and English grade A – C (9 – 4) Applicants with other qualifications and backgrounds are encouraged to apply as professional sports experience alternate qualifications and individual experiences not specifically named in this document will be carefully considered on an individual basis.

· What happens after requesting information?

The appropriate Course Information leaflet and application form will be sent out shortly.

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What you'll learn on the course

Level 4
Level 5
Sport Science

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Faculty Sport and Public Services
Faculty Sport and Public Services

Course programme

What you will study

At Level 4, students develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of Sport & Exercise Science through four Core units, which include one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are:

* Nutrition
* Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
* Anatomy & Physiology
* Professional Skills (Pearson-set unit).

Depending on the pathway, at Level 4, students will undertake a further units from:

* Coaching Practice & Skill Development
* Training, Fitness, Testing
* Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health
* Lifestyle Coaching.

The college can also choose two further Optional units at Level 4 from the following:

* Biomechanics
* Technology in Sport
* Injury Prevention
* Community Coaching
* Sports Massage.

How you will learn

The teaching and learning environment offers students the opportunity to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of Sports Science. Assessments are designed to reflect industry requirements including “live” projects, case studies and field based work. The industry linked assessments provide students with valuable experiences to enhance their employment opportunities with high levels of students’ achievement and student progression into the sports science industry employment or onto post graduate programmes. Active learning is a key component of the programme providing a more realistic (context-based) study and problem solving in learning; confronting students with “real” problems which may be encountered in the work place.

Additional information

Please contact our Course Information Team on 01924 789111 for further details.

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