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Course Duration

16 Months

Course Level

5 (Graduate)

Delivery Model

Onsite / Online

Higher National Diploma in Sport

Certified By Pearson

The purpose of BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the sport sector and adapt to a constantly changing world. The qualifications aim to widen access to higher education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.

Who is this qualification for?

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 careers 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.

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By completing this form a personal advisor will call you to answer your questions and guide you through the application process.

The program is designed to enable you to participate with the industry and develop employment based skills and knowledge.

Higher National Diploma in Sports

The HND qualification provides a solid grounding in Sport, which students can build on towards a BA (Hons) in Sports Business with our partner university. Holder of the Pearson BTEC would have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study, they would have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems.

As the demand for sport professionals has been on a constant rise, the requirement for professionals to acquire sport specific skills is mandatory. The basis of sport is on the vital social, educational, and cultural values. It is the combination of involvement, integration, acceptance of differentiations, tolerance, and a fulfillment of rules. Students would require both relevant qualifications and employability skills to enhance their career prospects and contribute to their personal development. The qualifications embed throughout the program the development of key skills, attributes and strengths required by current employment standards.

Higher National Diploma – Core Modules

 S.No  Units  Credit
 1 Physical Activity, Lifestyle, & Health   15
 2 The Sport Landscape   15
 3 Project Management (Pearson – set)   15
 4 Risk & Safety Management in the Outdoors   15
 5 Inclusive Sport   15
 6 Sport Marketing   15
 7 Technology in Sport   15
 8 Environmental Issues & Ethics   15
 9 Entrepreneurism in Sport   15
 10 Outdoor Facility Management   15
 11 Sport, Health & Society   15
 12 Event Management   15
 13 Managing a Sport Program   15
 14 Performance Analysis   15
 15 Research Project   30

Career Opportunities:

Career opportunities in the sports industry are not limited to those with the athletic prowess; there is a wide range of positions in the field for non-athletes too. The Global sports industry today is is growing at a rapid pace, faster than any country’s GDP. An unexplored multi – million-dollar industry, houses career opportunities like no other. Multiple functional roles would be the requirement for most sporting organizations across the various sports:

  • Sports Marketing
  • Sport Analyst
  • Sports Sponsorship Advisor / Manager
  • Sports Media and Communication (Press and Media)
  • Sports Facility Management
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Event and Operations Management
  • Sport Consultant & Many more…

There is a pressing demand of individuals with a focused skill set, mainly due to the globalization in the industry. Keeping in mind the economic and commercial factors, changing distribution platforms in the delivery of a particular sport itself and the products supporting the game. Sport has now become a discipline of great interest to aspiring professionals for career advancements, but also to enthusiasts.

We at Westford University College are heading toward offering the best in sports education, with competency-based programs from reputable accredited universities, providing a progressive learning environment, for students to be able to breakthrough stereotypes and do the extraordinary.

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