Sport and Exercise Science

Community Coaching for England

Leaflet Code: HA0074


The HTQ qualification is a specialised introduction into professional coaching industry in the UK landscape and different coaching methods. The study program is an exciting and informative way of developing students technical and academic understanding of coaching methods and how these can be applied within the community of coaches. The aim of the course is to develop core technical skills while preparing for the world of employment.
Students will gain a wide range of coaching knowledge that is linked to different sporting disciplines within the UK landscape. Students will study and learn in several ways through research, independent study, directed study and workplace scenarios. During the course there are opportunities to gain additional industry recognised coaching badges and first aid qualifications that enhance the learning and develop the individual technical skills ready for a career within Coaching.
During the programme you will cover a wide range of units:
• Community coaching
• Lifestyle coaching
• Training, Fitness testing
• Coaching practice and skill development
• Professional skills
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
• Nutrition

Within these Units you will embark on the world of professional coaching implementing your academic development to real professional scenarios. Graduates successfully completing the Higher National Certificate will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge and demonstration of technical Community coaching principles applied when delivering coaching sessions to a wide range of communities. During the programme students will have developed a range of transferable skills to ensure effective team working, independent initiatives, organisational competence and problem-solving strategies. Students will be adaptable and flexible in their approach to Community coaching, showcasing resilience The purpose of the program is the develop professional, self-reflecting individuals that meet

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2024

You will be taught by a team of experienced teachers with a wealth of knowledge and industry experience from the sport sector including dieticians, physiologists, psychologists and strength and conditioning coaches. All staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s or PHD qualifications.

• 48 UCAS points in a related subject area.

• We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

• Level 3 qualification or equivalent in a related subject for example Public Services, Health and Social care, A Levels etc (Contact the course tutor for further details).

• Applicants are welcome with vocational qualifications such as the Certificate/ Diploma in Personal Training alongside relevant work experience.

• Recognition of prior learning/experience will be accepted in line with University policy and procedures.

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Year 1: Anatomy and Physiology (15 credits)

Year 1: Coaching Practice and Skill Development (15 credits)

Year 1: Community Coaching (15 credits)

Year 1: Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology (15 credits)

Year 1: Lifestyle Coaching (15 credits)

Year 1: Nutrition (15 credits)

Year 1: Professional Skills (15 credits)

Year 1: Training, Fitness, Testing (15 credits)

Level 4
100% assessments including written reports, essays, practical sessions, examinations, portfolios and presentations

All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing

If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work

You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.