HND Sports Management and Coaching (subject to validation) at Stanmore College

Course Content

This Sports Management and Coaching qualification is designed to give students the knowledge and experience needed within the Sport industry. The units are aligned to the specification set by The University of Portsmouth and represent the core attributes required by employers. Upon completion of the HND programme learners can progress into further study or complete the degree 'top up'.

The purpose of the HND in Sports Management & Coaching is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in sports management and coaching. The qualification aims to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who aspire to gain a degree.

This qualification is for adults and those aspiring to gain a degree.

Year One

Over the two years of the course, you'll develop a broad understanding of sports management and coaching on specific topics which fall under the business umbrella.

Core units in this year include:

  • The Sports Landscape
  • Coaching Practice and Skill Development
  • Activity Leadership¬†
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health

Year Two

Core units in this year include:

  • Inclusive Sport
  • ¬†Project Management
  • Operations Management and Leadership
  • Community Coaching

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Course Outcomes

    1. Knowledge and Understanding
    1. Cognitive (Intellectual or Thinking) Skills
    1. Practical (Professional or Subject) Skills
    1. Transferable (Graduate and Employability) Skills


Proceed to a full degree by doing a 'top up' at the University of Portsmouth or elsewhere.

Once you graduate, you'll gain an established and nationally recognised qualification that will equip you for employment in a wide range of business settings.

Here are some potential routes:

  • Coaching in the community
  • Coaching in specific sports and leadership
  • Business management in sport

Entry Requirements

Level 3 BTEC or A LEVELS


  • 60 UCAS points (to include at least 1 A Level at grade D or above) + GCSE English and Mathematics Grade C or above


  • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in in Sport or Where appropriate, prior learning will be assessed and accredited.

Students whose first language is not English should have a minimum IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent).

You should possess higher level skills. Although there is no single definition of higher level learning skills, they include:

  1. Checking and testing information
  2. Supporting your points with evidence
  3. Self-directed study
  4. Self-motivation
  5. Thinking for yourself
  6. Analysing and synthesising information/materials
  7. Critical thinking and problem solving
  8. Working collaboratively
  9. Reflecting upon learning and identifying improvements



You will encounter a range of teaching methods, from lectures, workshops and tutorials to team-based projects. We aim to provide a stimulating and friendly learning environment enabling you to practice your skills ready for professional work. As a guide you should contribute 60% of your time studying independently and 40% in timetabled lectures, tutorials and team projects.


Majority of the assessments are through coursework, a minority of assessments are through exams. This ensures a balance in assessment to develop your skills using a variety of assessments. Some of the assessments include:

  • individual and group coursework
  • examinations
  • online activities
  • practical exercises


Course reading material, text books, computer or laptop at home and printer.

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