Sport and Exercise Sciences HND Level 5

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    Full Time

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    Two Years

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    September 2019


The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Sport and Exercise Sciences builds on the knowledge learnt at HNC, by providing greater breadth and specialisation. The HND course is the equivalent to the 2nd year of a University Degree.

The course is designed for students who wish to gain a sports qualification to further their career aspirations in the sports and leisure industries, or prepare them for further training or Higher Education.

This is a vocational qualification delivered over two days designed to develop theoretical knowledge and apply it into a practical setting to progress into this rapidly increasing industry of sport and exercise science.

What will I do?

During the Sport and Exercise Sciences HND, you will study a range of units including:

  • Research Project
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Psychology For Performance
  • Advanced Lifestyle Coaching
  • Work Experience
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Advanced Nutrition

Each module is assessed through a range of coursework assignments, presentations, practical group and individual work.

Varied teaching strategies and learning environments are used which include classrooms, human physiology and science laboratories, and sports field and sports hall. The College also has links with a variety of local sporting organisations.

The entry qualifications for the Sport and Exercise Sciences HND are an MMP profile on the BTEC Level 3 course or a related subject OR 2Cs and 1D at A-level (minimum 80 new UCAS points), or an Access to HE qualification.

You will also need a Level 2 qualification or above in English and Maths (e.g. GCSE or Functional Skills)

Individual cases will be considered and please note relevant work experience will be taken in to consideration if you fall outside of any of these categories.

The Sport and Exercise Sciences HND will take you two years to complete. You will attend Boston College’s Peter Paine Performance Centre in Boston for two day a week.

The HND can also be studied as a top-up if you already hold a relevant HNC.

The Sport and Exercise Sciences HND course fees will be:
HNC, Year 1 (2019) - £5550
HND, Year 2 (2020) - £5550

Fees may vary depending on personal circumstances, please enquire for further information.

You can apply for a student loan to cover the costs of course fees. You may also be able to apply for various grants and loans to support your learning. Specific advice regarding student loans and other benefits can be obtained from

The careers team based in College can also assist your application. Please contact them via the Information Line on 01205 313218

International and EU Students, please contact the International Office on +44 (0)1205 313212 or for details on fees.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

Each module is assessed through a range of coursework assignments, presentations, practical group and individual work.

Successful completion of the course should enhance your prospects of finding a career within the health, leisure or sports industries. It will also enable you to progress onto university to achieve a Degree perhaps in the areas of PE/Sports Teaching or Sport and Exercise Science.

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If you live outside of the UK and would like to apply for this course, please complete the International Enquiry Form.

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