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Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport

The BTEC Higher National qualifications in Sport are aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide ranging study of Sport and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in Sport. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the Sport, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Course Structure

The HND is offered on a PT basis, over 3 years. Students have the option to exit after 18 months with an HNC.

The HNC course is made up of 8 units - with those progressing to the HND completing a further 8 units (240 credit units).

Mandatory Core Units:

Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health

The Sport Landscape

Project Management (Pearson Set)  

Optional Units include:

Activity Leadership

Nutrition Technology in Sport

Working with Young People

Operation Management & Leadership

Residential Activity Management

Outdoor Activities

*The modules for the Part-Time course may vary from year to year.

Units may vary due to the availability of staff.

Important Information on the Full Fee  – Please note that this fee is for the 1st year only. Fees will apply for each year of a course.


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Course Code: 71641
Contact Hours

6 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

10 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, to include use of online materials.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and meet the following criteria:

GCSE English 

GCSE English Language Grade C or above or equivalent

GCSE Maths

GCSE Maths Language Grade C or above or equivalent


A minimum of 32 UCAS points including:

  • A levels which must include one at A2 OR
  • Level 3 Diploma and must include a subject in a related area

Access Diploma

Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 50%+

International Requirements

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0; (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)PTE 51    
  • Or equivalent (Examples of equivalent qualifications would be a GCSE in English, Level 3 Programmes, Essential Skills in Literacy – Level 2, ESOL Level 2 or another qualifications gained at an Institution within the UK).


Successful completion of the admissions process


Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, project based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.
Where will it take me?
The purpose of this BTEC Higher National in Sport is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individual able to meet the demands of employers in the Sport sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake it.
How will it make me more employable?
The HNC/D in Sport provides a Nationally Recognised Qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and provides opportunities to progress to Higher Education.  Along with the vocational skills you will also develop employability skills through workshops such as teamwork, innovation and problem solving. You are encouraged to take up work placement with local council departments, fitness facilities, or in Physical Education sector. It is the responsibility of the student to organise this work placement.
Additional Costs
 As part of the course you will be expected to participate in field trips which will incur travel costs (£15.00)
 Course and Provider regulated by Pearson.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
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