HND in Sport

Course: BTEC HND Diploma in Sport
Code: QHNDL5SPO1/F011H
Location: Hartford Campus
Dates: 18/09/2017 to 25/05/2019
Fee: £5995.00
Hours/week: 13.00
Weeks: 30



01606 74444

What is the programme structure?

Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport has been developed to focus on: providing education and training for a range of careers in the secto; the education and training of those who are employed, or aspire to be employed, in a variety of types of work, such as in performance analysis, nutrition for sport and exercise, sports development, sports coaching, education, research and development.

Who is the programme for?

If you are passionate about helping others discover the joy of sport or working with athletes to maximize their performance, this course will equip you with the practical and theoretical expertise to become a dynamic and innovative coach in this rapidly expanding sector.

How long does it take to complete?
2 years full time (Approx 2 days a week)

What qualifications do I need?

UCAS Points Required: 80 points from Level 3 qualifications. For example: A levels; BTEC Extended Diploma; Access to HE Diploma; NVQ3. In addition, GCSE English at Grade 4/5 or C equivalent is desired or be willing to work towards this qualification. Students who do not meet the admissions requirements will be considered for entry if they can demonstrate that they have the relevant vocational experience, motivation and personal qualities appropriate for this course.

What does it include?

Listed below is an example of units typically delivered but the Pearson Edexcel qualifications are modular, which allows a certain degree of flexibility and Mid Cheshire College will tailor the units to the needs and interests of the group.

Research Project
Principles of Sports Coaching
Applied Sports Coaching
The Evolution of Sports Development
Managing Sports Development
The Sport and Leisure Industry
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise
Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise
Field based Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
Employability Skills
Work based Experience
Injury Prevention and Treatment in Sport and Exercise
Skill Acquisition in Sport
Analysis of Sports Performance
Physical Education

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
You will use facilities at the College’s sports centre including a sports hall, fitness suite with specialist gym equipment, a sports laboratory and outdoor sports pitches.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

Additional costs will be for Sports Kit between £75 - £100 and stationery items. Financial support may be available for this.

Find out about tuition fees and additional course costs

How is the programme assessed?
This programme will be tutor assessed by a combination of methods e.g. essays, poster displays, reflective activities, projects, presentations, laboratory reports, group assessments and case studies. Formal assessments are moderated by Pearson Edexcel. There are no exams.

What award will I achieve?
BTEC HND in Sport

Examining/Validating Body:
Pearson Edexcel

What can I do next?

A key progression path for Edexcel BTEC HNC and HND learners is to the second or third year of a degree or honours degree programme, depending on the match of the Edexcel BTEC Higher National units to the degree programme in question.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.

Additional Learning Support is available for HE students who declare a disability or a specific learning difficulty, and who have claimed the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA). See link below for details.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively email

Apply online
For HND in Sport

All applicants wishing to apply for a Higher Education course at Mid Cheshire College must apply through UCAS – see the link below for help with the application process. Although the deadline is 15th January, we will consider late applications but advise applying by the end of April.

The only exception to this is for those applying for the employer-sponsored HNC/HND Engineering, who can complete the 19+ Application Form which can be downloaded here.

To find out more about the application process and how to write personal statements, follow the resources below.

Do you have any questions?
If there is anything you would still like to know about this course, please don't hesitate to ask us.

Money matters.
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to apply for financial support to help you during your studies. Find out more.