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HND Sports Coaching & Development - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
This highly popular course is for the real sports enthusiast who has completed either the NC programme, has Higher Grade PE or relevant coaching experience.
What entry requirements will I need?
At interview (Stage 1) you must fit the programme criteria (possession of Highers or equivalent) and have the commitment to succeed. Successful applicants will be invited to a Stage 2 interview to plan, deliver and evaluate a 10 minute coaching session. On application, you will be assessed by college tutors to determine your experience and practical coaching level. Entry will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check. Applications are also welcome from those holding other qualifications and/or experience.
How and where will I study?
Study will take place in our purpose-built Angus College Sports and Fitness Centre.
What will I study on this course?
As well as practical experience of different sporting areas and hands-on experience of coaching, you will also study sports coaching theory and practice, conduct and ethics, principles of fitness, anatomy and physiology, coaching of sports, sports development, working with children, workplace experience, nutrition for fitness, health and exercise and sports psychology. You will also have the opportunity to visit and participate in a variety of regional sporting events and festivals and gain additional sports and fitness qualifications such as SCUK/ NGB awards, SVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor, NPLQ, SVQ Level 3 Personal Training and First Aid.
Job and progression routes?
The key coaching skills learned give career opportunities within private or Local Authority sports centres as a sports coach, sports development officer or fitness instructor. HND in Sports Coaching & Development or a degree programme at university.