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Sport coach helps and guides female student in the gymnasium HNC in Community Coaching for England

Sport Higher Education units offered for FREE in North Shropshire College’s HTQ Community Coaching Course

Are you passionate about sports and fitness? Do you dream of turning your interests into a dynamic and rewarding career? North Shropshire College has an exciting opportunity for you to explore with our Higher Technical Qualification (HTQ) in Community Coaching – the best part is, the first two units are free!


About the HTQ Community Coaching Course

The Higher National Certificate (HNC) Level 4 in Community Coaching is a comprehensive program designed to equip aspiring sports coaches with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the field. This course covers a wide range of topics, including sports and exercise science, coaching theories, and the psychological principles that support effective coaching.

Recognised by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), this qualification ensures that you are well-prepared and confident as you enter the industry.

What the Course Includes
Popular Modules

  • Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Sport Psychology
  • Professional Skills
  • Coaching Practice & Skills Development
  • Training, Fitness, and Testing
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Community Coaching


Assessment Methods

The course employs diverse assessment techniques to ensure comprehensive learning and practical application:
Written Assignments – Address specific topics through detailed essays.
Group Assessment – Collaborate on projects to develop teamwork skills.
Peer Assessment – Evaluate and provide feedback on classmates’ work.
Portfolio Assessment – Compile your work to reflect on progress and achievements.
Practice-related Coursework – Apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.


Entry Requirements and Costs

You will need a Level 3 qualification in a related subject and GCSEs in Maths and English at grade C/4 or above. Mature students with relevant experience are welcome to apply.
The full cost of the course is £5,995, but with the current offer of the first two units for free, this year’s students will only pay £4,995. Student finance options are available to help manage the cost.


Career and Further Education Opportunities

Completing this course will open the doors to a variety of career paths, including roles as a Youth Development Coach, Governing Body Coach, Sports Club Coach, or positions within Sport England and other community initiatives. Additionally, this qualification is recognised for admission to numerous higher education courses, such as BA (Hons) Sport & Fitness Studies, BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science, and many more.


Why Choose North Shropshire College?

Expertise and Accreditation – This qualification is accredited by Pearson who are a globally-renowned education provider.
Career Opportunities – Enhance your employability in the growing field of community coaching.
Specialised Focus – This course includes tailored content for community coaching within the local context.
Practical Application – You will engage in hands-on coaching sessions and real client work.
Networking and Mentoring – You will connect with other experienced professionals.
Personal Development – You will Improve your leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills.


Start your journey and APPLY NOW!

With our special offer of the first two units for free, there’s never been a better time to pursue your ambition and become a community sports coach. North Shropshire College’s HTQ in Community Coaching provides an excellent foundation to start a rewarding career, backed by industry recognition and a focus on practical, hands-on learning.


More Information will be available at our open event, Monday 24th June at 6pm.


Tel: 0800 032 1986


Sport coach helps and guides female student in the gymnasium HNC in Community Coaching for England