The Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Sport is designed to further develop employment opportunities and access into higher education. At United College Group we aim to equip all students with sporting skills, qualities, and knowledge for a range of careers in the sporting sector. These include but are not limited to, Fitness Manager, Sports Development Officer, Activity Leader, Sport and physical Activity Manager, and Coach.
The Higher National qualifications are designed for students wishing to develop knowledge and understanding in an applied practical setting and includes a wide range of sporting studies to promote and enhance career progression and develop students if they choose to continue their academic journey.
Level 4 Higher Certificate in Sport is made up of 120 credits (1-year) and provides national recognised qualification to develop attributes to successfully enter the sport sector.
Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Sport is a two year programme, which will allow access to higher education, developing a wide range of sector knowledge and academic skills to achieve students future aspirations.
Pearson BTEC Level 4/5 Higher National in Sport
Higher Nationals in Sport are assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments (which are set and marked by centres) and internally assessed Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres). Assessment methods will be diverse and vary across each unit and may consist of the following:
Fitness Manager, Sports Development Officer, Activity Leader, Sport and physical Activity Manager, and Coach.
Applicants should have one or more of the following: Level 3 qualification in a related subject area. GCSE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject. Other related Level 3 qualification. Access to Higher Education Diploma. An international equivalent of the above Achievement of GCSE grades A* to C or 9 to 4 in English and maths is preferred. Relevant industry experience will also be considered.
To cover tuition fees, loans are available from the government. You may also get support towards your living costs. The amount you can borrow depends on where you live and your household income. There is also extra support for those with special circumstances, for example, if you have children or adult dependants, a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. Please be aware that unless expressly stated, the cost of your course is for a single year only.
There are a number of United Colleges Group policies which directly affect Higher Education students. Please see all related policies below. For further United Colleges Group policies, please see the link below in the footer of our website or click this link.
Higher Education Terms and Conditions
Student Disciplinary Code
UCG HE and FE Tuition Fee Policy
UCG Complaints Policy 2019-22
HE Student Protection Plan 2019/20
United Colleges Group Access Statement
Higher Education Student Support
Our College Code
UCG Admissions Policy
The College does not have facilities to host students in-house. For guidance on finding accommodation please contact our Student Advisors.
Please note that to ensure students get the best experience possible, our Higher Education courses will run subject to numbers. If we are unable to meet our minimum threshold, we will aim to direct you to a provider who has a similar offer.