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HNC/HND inSport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science) Blended Learning

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Blended learning provides the perfect combination of online/distance learning and contact day attendance, which is ideal for those balancing their studies alongside other professional or sporting commitments. This HND programme enables a multidisciplinary study of sports science at a higher level. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills within coaching as well as the sports science principals that underpin athletic performance.
Awarded by:Pearson

Key Facts

Start Dates:

  • September 2024



Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

2 Years

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Renowned for our provision of high-quality teaching, your learning will include online lectures, seminars and activities, as well as independent study. Learning will be largely online with 5-7
contact days per year, where you will be required to visit Loughborough College. During these contact days you will be able to put theory into practice, by utilising our sports science laboratories and practical facilities, where you will learn to develop your coaching techniques under the guidance of our expert staff.

Assessments include a range of essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity will allow you to experience various modes of academic and professional practice, developing your abilities and refining your skills in preparation for your next steps. We have an excellent support
system in place, where tutors will work closely with you both remotely and during contact
days throughout the duration of your programme. They will support your development and
track your academic progress to ensure that you achieve your best.


Year 1 (HNC)

  • Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional Skills
  • Training Fitness and Testing
  • Coaching Practice and Skill Development
  • Community Coaching
  • Injury Prevention

Year 2 (HND)

  • Research Project
  • Advanced Coaching
  • Talent IT and Development
  • Performance Analysis
  • Work Experience
  • Contemporary Issues in Coaching
  • Strength and Conditioning for Coaching

& Benefits


48 UCAS points


Following the successful completion of this course, students will be able to progress on to a Top-Up degree. Employment routes include sports development or coaching; both in professional
and community sport, including Premier League football clubs.

*Students are able to transfer to a campus-based top-up degree or into the final year of a campus-based or blended three year degree programme. BSc top-up (blended) Coaching subject to validation.

Course Costs

Programme Costs (Per Year):

  • Full Time (FT):

  • UK / EU Residents: £7,750
  • Non EU: £12,500

The fees and information stated on this page are for the 2024/25 academic year and may change for the 2025/26 academic year. We will update fee and course information for 2025/26 as soon as it is available.

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included, while studying a course within the sports department are listed below:

  • DBS checks, where required, are included in the fees.
  • The cost of all assessments at first attempt are included in your course fees, but if you do not pass at first attempt, you will be responsible for resit fees at a cost of £40 per module.
  • Field trips are available throughout your programme. Whilst these are not compulsory to complete the degree programme, where a field trip is present costs are normally covered but you are expected to make a contribution towards food, which varies depending on duration of the trip.
  • The department runs a number of additional visits/ workshops/ qualifications for which students are not usually asked for payment. A refundable deposit may be required which is normally around £20. The deposit is refunded upon attendance/ successful completion of the course. There may be some food and drink costs and you should budget for day trips, which will vary depending on duration and venue.
  • All work is electronically submitted, however you will need to provide a printed copy of your final dissertation and a poster. The estimated cost for this is around £20-£25 per student in the final year.
  • You are required to purchase departmental kit for practical activities associated with your course (e.g. coaching, lab sessions, fitness testing). The price will be around £30-£100 depending on items ordered.

Please click here for a full breakdown of our fees policy

Find out more about the course costs and Financial Support available, or contact our Undergraduate Admission Team for more information.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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