If you are interested in this course, and would like to find out more please email j.edmunds.hlnsc.ac.uk
About the course
This course will equip students with the community coaching skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to achieve high performance in the UK community coaching environment. It will also provide insight and understanding into the diversity of roles within community coaching, equipping students with an understanding of culturally diverse organisations, cross-cultural issues, diversity and values.
The awarding body has worked closely with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) in developing this programme. The Level 4 programme lays the foundations of learning by providing a specialised introduction to coaching in the UK landscape and different coaching functions. Students will gain a wide range of coaching knowledge linked to practical skills gained through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios.
By the end of Level 4, students will have sound knowledge of coaching concepts in the UK and be competent in a range of subject-specific skills and general skills relevant to key areas of Sport and Exercise Science.
Those who complete the course will be awarded the Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Community Coaching for England.
Subjects covered in the course include Anatomy & Physiology, Professional Skills, Coaching Practice and Skills Development, Lifestyle Coaching and Community Coaching, to name a few.
Assessment takes place using a variety of methods including assignments, presentations, projects, and case studies. All students will receive regular feedback on their work and progress from their tutors. The qualification will be graded at pass, merit and distinction.
Why choose us
The Community Coaching for England HTQ is taught by a range of experienced industry professionals and the aim of the course is to develop your theoretical and practical knowledge of Sport and Coaching related subjects. This is designed to equip learners with community coaching skills, knowledge and understanding to progress to subsequent studies in higher education institutions or employment in UK community coaching. You will have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement through our links with a range of sport and active leisure employers. Support is also in place – mentoring services, workshops, and tutorials, to help support you along your journey.
What could you do next
The Level 4 Higher National Certificate is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant Sports and Sport Science related courses, for example:
- BA (Hons) Sport & Fitness Studies
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
- BSc (Hons) Sports Studies
- BA (Hons) Sport Coaching
- BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching
- BA Sport Development with Coaching
- BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching and Performance
- BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Analysis.
Studied full-time over one year. The timetable for September 2024 entry is yet to be confirmed but will be communicated when available with those who express interest.
We expect those studying this HTQ to ensure they have a Level 3 in a related subject, as well as GCSE maths and English at a Grade C/4 or above. We welcome interest from mature students who may not have the formal qualifications expected, but a wealth of experience in a related subject.
The College is gaining approval to offer this course in September 2024.