This one year programme is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding that underpin the study of sport. It is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning and who want to pursue or advance their career in sport The course is an eight unit BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma, which includes: • Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Health • The Sports Landscape • Project Management • Activity Leadership • Nutrition • Anatomy and Physiology • Technology in Sport • Work Exposure Please note - units are subject to change. This course requires an up-to-date DBS check to be in place, which can only be applied for through the college. Fees for the DBS check are set by the government and are payable to the college. For Home and EU students, a loan from the Student Loans Company is available to support learners with fees if applied for. These fees cover the overall costs of the course, including sports kits, guest speakers and day trips. You will be expected to take part in practical sport and coaching activities regularly throughout the course. You will be expected to gain coaching and sports development experience through the coaching and organisation of some of the sports teams within the College. In addition to this, work experience placements will be offered with local employers, giving you valuable access to experienced practitioners of sports coaching and sports development as well as an opportunity to develop your own skills and knowledge. During your time on the course you will have the chance to attend extra residential activities. These may include: • Football (male and female) • Racket sports • Ski/snowboarding • Basketball • Netball • Volunteering Abroad (Morocco/Thailand) There is an extra cost for these activities. This is classed as a full-time course – on successful completion of the first year of this course, you will gain a BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. You can achieve a BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma by studying a further year on successful completion of the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. Home & EU students are eligible to apply for a full-time loan from Student Finance England.
The BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma programme is a full Level 4 qualification which can lead to enhanced employment opportunities in teaching, coaching and the fitness industry or entry to Higher Education through a top-up degree or to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport at Cambridge Regional College.
To progress from the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma you will need to successfully complete your BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. Progression to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma is conditional on group sizes being educationally and/or economically viable.
To join the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma course, you will need to show evidence that you have achieved the below:
You need to have either:
• 2 A levels at grade A* - E
• Pass at an equivalent Level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC L3 Diploma)
• Plus, English & Mathematics GCSE at grade 9 - 4 (or old grade A* - C) or a willingness to complete these.
In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a professional interview.
Each project, activity or assignment that you complete will be assessed. These assessments indicate your level of performance and contribute to your final grade. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Assessment will be through practical and theoretical assignments.