HND Sport and Leisure Management | Loughborough College

Higher National Diploma (HND) in
Sport and Leisure Management

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This two-year, full-time course aims to provide you with a broad range of management skills relating specifically to sporting, leisure and physical activity. With strong links to industry professionals, this HND offers you the opportunity to gain a firm comprehension of practical skills development, and will allow you to enhance your existing knowledge and expertise.

Course Content

The HND in Sport and Leisure Management combines theoretical study with practical experience, providing you with an understanding of the key areas of industry practice. The course will develop you as a fully rounded practitioner and professional within your respective field by studying various modules, including:

  • Exercise Prescription
  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • The Principles of Marketing

You will be taught by specialist managers who have proven experience in various divisions within business and commerce. We consistently strive to provide advanced training that is relevant and, therefore, we regularly update this learning programme to reflect the changing issues and practices within the sport and leisure management industry.


Year 1

  • The Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Marketing
  • Applied Coaching
  • The Evolution of Sports Development*
  • Operating and Managing in the Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Personal & Professional Development *
  • Customer Service
  • Industrial Placement
Year 2
  • Research Project
  • The Developing Manager
  • Exercise Prescription
  • The Evolution of Sports Development*
  • Personal & Professional Development *
  • Principles of Coaching
  • Managing Sports Development
  • Health Promotion
*Can be studied in Year 1 or 2


The programme includes course trips to relevant facilities and businesses within the sport and leisure industry, as well as a variety of talks from guest speakers appropriate to the subject area. Students will have the opportunity to gain the ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management, which is highly regarded by industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of 32 UCAS points
  • Vocational qualifications and experience are also considered.

UCAS code: 222N

Progression Opportunities

This HND enables you to progress on to study our BA (Hons) Sports Management (Top-Up) degree or another related course. Our HND also provides you with the skills needed to embark on a career within this exciting sector.

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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

2 Years

Programme Costs: (Per Year)

  • Full Time (FT): £7,395.00

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 18/19TFK5331

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