Who is this course for?
Do you want to gain an industry-recognised qualification with one of the UK’s highest achieving providers?
Do you want to gain experience with Jersey’s key partners in sport and physical activity?
We aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of our students through applying their theoretical studies to practical, hands-on experience.
What are the entry requirements for the course?
A minimum of 4 x GCSE A*-C or 4+, including English and Maths
OCR/BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma- MMP
A Level profile – DDE
Mature learners may present a varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in the sport, physical activity or health industry
How long is this course?
This is a two year programme, starting September 2019.
What will I study on this course?
Year 1 Units (subject to approval):
Physical activity, lifestyle and health
The Sport Landscape
Anatomy & Physiology
Year 2 Units (subject to approval):
Entrepreneurism in Sport
Leisure management & leadership
Understanding & evaluating initiatives
Coaching Special Populations
What Qualification will I gain?
Higher National Diploma in Sport – the equivalent of two years on a degree programme.
Will I go out on work experience?
Placements in the first and second year are provided with Jersey’s key providers e.g. Jersey Sport, Jersey Reds, Jersey Cricket Board and the Jersey Football Association.
How is the course assessed?
All units will be individually graded as ‘Pass’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Distinction’. To achieve a pass grade for the unit you must meet the assessment criteria set out in the specifications.
Criteria will be met through assessment methods such as assignments, reports, presentations, demonstrations or practically.
What does this course lead on to?
The course will prepare you for a career in sport through relevant, work-based teaching and learning, extensive work experience and extra industry-recognised qualifications.
During your time on the course, you will pick a Pathway to accompany your degree i.e. Coaching, Active Referral (Fitness and Health) or Leisure Management – you will then complete relevant courses such as coaching awards, CMI management courses, Strength & Conditioning, Level 2 Fitness Instructor or Level 3 Personal Training.
You are also free to choose to undertake courses from other Pathways.
Career destinations include: Sports Coach, Personal Trainer, Leisure Management, Team Leader, Physiology, Sports Analysis, Strength & Conditioning, Health
Students will have the option to complete a third year to achieve a full honours degree and progress into further education and career paths including teaching and nutrition.
How much will it cost?
Course fees will be approx. £7900, which are payable through Student Finance.
How can I find out more?
Contact UCJ admin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 608526.
The course is supported by our recgonised key partners: Jersey Sport, Jersey Football Association, Jersey Reds and Jersey Cricket Board.
In addition to the course, work experience and further qualifications – the College also supports a once in a lifetime trip to Nepal for approximately 2 weeks where students plan and deliver lessons at a school affected by the recent earthquake.