- Suitable for those progressing from a relevant HNC.
HND (SCQF Level 8)
2 years (typically 3 days in College)
Year 2 only. For year one, see HND Sports Coaching & Development.
This course is aimed at those who wish to participate in sport, lead others in coaching sessions and those who wish to work directly with athletes in helping them to improve their performance.
The course has an exciting mix of practical subjects which are studied alongside related theory, giving you the opportunity to develop new skills, improve on existing skills and gain an in-depth understanding of sports coaching and development subjects.
Embedded within the course are varied National Governing Body Awards in a variety of sporting delivery.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
All students must complete a PVG check via the College. Where one already exists it must be updated for College use.
It is also mandatory for all students to have the relevant uniform to represent the College in any offsite and practical activity.
HND Coaching with Developing Sport (SCQF Level 8).
If you are studying a full-time advanced course (HNC level or above), you may be entitled to funding.
You can apply for a full-time course online or using a paper form.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
NESCol can provide extra support to students who have additional support needs, including:
You may be eligible for additional funding to support the cost of living, including travel costs, cost of materials, and childcare.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
Employment opportunities are available in leisure management, sports coaching, sports training, education, administration and if applicable, in sports performance as an elite athlete.
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Please note: Course delivery – in response to Covid -19, courses may be delivered through a blend of campus-based classes and/or remote learning. Please check at time of booking. All classroom environments follow strict government social distancing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors.
You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
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