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Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport and Exercise Sciences QCF

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport and Exercise Sciences QCF

Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Sport and in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF) have been developed to focus on:

  • providing education and training for a range of careers in the sector the education and training of those who are employed, or aspire to be employed, in a variety of types of work, such as in performance analysis, nutrition for sport and exercise, sports development, sports coaching, education, research and development etc
  • opportunities for learners to gain a nationally-recognised vocationally-specific qualification to enter employment in the sector or progress to higher education qualifications such as a full-time degree in a related area
  • an understanding of the roles of those working in the sector within the department in which they work, including how their role and that of their department fits within the overall structure of their organisation and within the community
  • opportunities for learners to focus on the development of the higher level skills in sport, sport and exercise sciences and related areas
  • opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
  • the development of learners’ knowledge, understanding and skills in the field of sport, sport and exercise sciences and related areas
  • opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

This qualification meets the needs of the above rationale by:

  • equipping individuals with knowledge, understanding and skills for success in employment in the sport, sport and exercise sciences and related industries
  • enabling progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in sport, sport and exercise sciences or related areas
  • providing opportunities for specialist study relevant to individual vocations and contexts
  • developing the individual’s ability to make an immediate contribution to employment in the industry, through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme
  • developing a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life and thereby enabling learners to make an immediate contribution to employment

Course Outline

BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences QCF

Unit

No.

Mandatory core units –

all four units must be taken

 

Unit

level

 

Unit

credit

 

1 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise 5 15
2 Sport and Exercise Psychology 4 15
3 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences 4 15
4 Biomechanics for Sport 5 15
5 Research Project 5 20
7 Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise 4 15
Unit

No.

Specialist Units (choose units with a total credit value of at least 145 credits) Unit

level

 

Unit

credit

 

6 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise 4 15
12 Managing Sports Development 5 15
15 Operating and Managing a Sport and Leisure Facility 4 15
16 Managing in the Health and Fitness Industry 5 15
21 Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Well-being 4 15
25 Work-based Experience 5 15
27 Skill Acquisition in Sport 4 15
28 Sports Coaching 4 15
29 Analysis of Sports Performance 5 15
36 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 5 15

 

Unit and Unit Objectives:

Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology for Sport and Exercise – This unit examines the physiological systems relevant to sport and exercise sciences. The interrelationships between systems are stressed with learners considering homeostatic control mechanisms at rest and during exercise.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand the structure, function and control of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Understand the musculo-skeletal system in relation to its functions of support and movement
  • Understand the intracellular processes that lead to the phosphorylation of adenine nucleotides
  • Understand the characteristics of the nervous and endocrine systems with respect to the operation of homeostatic control.

 

Unit 2 Sport and Exercise Psychology – The aim of this unit is to develop an understanding of the key psychological factors that influence participation and performance in sport and exercise.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand motivation and its effect on successful sport and exercise performance
  • Understand the effects of arousal, anxiety and stress on sport and exercise performance
  • Understand the processes leading to the effective functioning of groups
  • Understand the psychological factors that impact on participants in exercise environments.

 

Unit 3 Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences – The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of and skills and techniques for sport and exercise science related research.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Be able to search for and summarise research articles in sport and exercise sciences
  • Understand key issues in research methods in sport and exercise sciences
  • Understand quantitative research within sport and exercise sciences
  • Understand qualitative research within sport and exercise sciences.

 

Unit 4 Biomechanics for Sport – The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of biomechanical principles and techniques used to improve an individual’s or a team’s sport performance.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand biomechanical principles in sporting contexts
  • Be able to record sport performances using biomechanical techniques
  • Be able to conduct notational analyses of performance
  • Be able to compare sport performances to biomechanical models.

 

Unit 5 Research Project – This unit aims to develop learners’ skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to their Higher Education programme and professional development.

 Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand how to formulate a research specification
  • Be able to implement the research project within agreed procedures and to specification
  • Be able to evaluate the research outcomes
  • Be able to present the research outcomes

           

Unit 7 Training and Fitness for Sport and Exercise – This unit will develop learners’ understanding of training principles and methods and their use in improving sport and exercise performance.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand the principles of training for sport and exercise
  • Understand the use of ergogenic aids in sport and exercise
  • Be able to assess levels of fitness of different sport and exercise participants
  • Be able to complete safe and effective training programmes for sport and exercise participants

 

Unit 6 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise – The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ understanding of the principles of nutrition and how these principles can be applied to enhance sport and exercise performance.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand macronutrients and the macronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants
  • Understand the micronutrient requirements of different sport and exercise participants and related issues
  • Be able to advise sport and exercise participants on nutritional strategies to improve performance.

 

Unit 12 Managing Sports Development – The aim of this unit is to give learners an understanding of how sports development schemes are planned and run, and the skills required to do this.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Know about the vision and emphasis of sports development agencies
  • Understand sports development partnerships, events and programming issues
  • Understand the planning and funding of sports development schemes and related barriers
  • Be able to manage and evaluate sports development schemes.

 

Unit 15 Operating and Managing a Sport and Leisure Facility – This unit provides an understanding of how a typical sport and leisure facility is operated to meet organisational goals, deliver services effectively and use resources efficiently to meet customer needs.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand philosophies of operation in sport and leisure facilities
  • Understand the responsibilities of managers in sport and leisure facilities
  • Understand resource management processes for sport and leisure facilities
  • Be able to apply monitoring, controlling and reporting techniques.

 

Unit 16 Managing in the Health and Fitness Industry – The aim of this unit is to provide learners with an understanding of the health and fitness industry, its management imperatives, client needs and trends in participation and provision over the last 20 years in the UK.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand the development trends of the health and fitness industry in the UK
  • Understand the marketplace dynamics in which health and fitness providers operate in the UK
  • Understand the resources required to establish and operate health and fitness businesses
  • Understand the health and fitness experience from the perspective of customers.

 

Unit 21 Physical Activity, Lifestyle, and Well-being – The aim of this unit is to give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to assist individuals with positive lifestyle changes in order to improve personal health.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand the role of physical activity in maintaining health and wellbeing
  • Understand dietary guidelines and the maintenance of desirable body weight
  • Understand the relationship between health and wellbeing and stress, smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Be able to plan lifestyle improvement programmes for selected individuals.

 

Unit 25 Work-based Experience – This unit aims to enable learners to experience the scope and depth of learning which may take place in a work-based context by planning, monitoring and evaluating the work experience.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Be able to negotiate industry experience
  • Understand the specific requirements of the placement
  • Be able to undertake work experience as identified
  • Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning.

 

Unit 27 Skill Acquisition in Sport – The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding relating to skill acquisition in sport, enabling them to plan sessions that foster an effective learning environment.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand the nature of skilled performance in sport
  • Understand information processing models in sport
  • Understand learning theories in sport
  • Be able to create an effective learning environment for leading sports activities.

 

Unit 28 Sports Coaching – The aim of this unit is to engage learners in the planning, delivery, observation, analysis and evaluation of sports coaching, with an emphasis on current coaching methods and practices.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand sports coaching and its relationship with sport and exercise sciences
  • Be able to plan coaching for selected sports
  • Be able to deliver coaching for selected sports
  • Be able to evaluate own sports coaching performance.

 

Unit 29 Analysis of Sports Performance – This unit gives learners the skills required to analyse sports performance, and to offer feedback to performers to bring about improvements.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Understand the requirements of selected sports
  • Understand how psychological and physiological factors affect sports performance
  • Be able to analyse the sports performance of individuals
  • Be able to provide feedback to individuals to help improve their sports performance.

 

Unit 36 Applied Sport and Exercise PsychologyThe aim of this unit is to introduce learners to a range of techniques that are used by sport and exercise psychologists to develop psychological skills in performers.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  • Be able to plan psychological skills training programmes
  • Be able to implement techniques to influence motivation
  • Be able to carry out techniques to control arousal and anxiety
  • Be able to employ techniques to produce attentional focus.

 

Rules of Combination for:

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF)

  • Qualification credit value: a minimum of 240 credits. (A maximum of 30 credits may be at level 3; and a maximum of 30 credits may be at level 6.)
  • Minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification (level 5) or above: 125 credits.
  • Mandatory core unit credit: 95 credits.
  • Specialist unit credit: 145 credits.
  • The requirements of the HNC have to be met.
  • A maximum of 60 credits can be centre devised or imported from other QCF BTEC Higher National qualifications to meet local needs. Level rules and mandatory core units must not be changed.

Delivery Mode

The module will consist of lectures, case studies, role play, class exercises, games, tutorials and other appropriate learning methodologies to equip and to develop the students’ dynamic learning.

Commencement Dates / Intakes

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Course Duration

The course duration is 18 months of Institutional study – Full-time.

The maximum period allowable for the student to complete the course is 36 months.

Class Period

Full-time study: 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, 15 contact hours/week

Part-time study: 5 hours a day, 3 days a week, 15 contact hours/week

Course Fees

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Assessments

  • Presentation
  • Assignment work

Assessment Methods

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport and Exercise (QCF) is 100% assignment based. Assessment in this level is evidenced by the course work of the learners under the close supervision of the lecturer and/or tutor.  Assignments and assessments are developed based on the rigors of the learning outcomes and criteria set for each and every unit.

Pass grade

A pass grade is achieved by meeting all the requirements defined in the

assessment criteria for pass for each unit.

Merit grade

Merit grade

descriptors

Exemplar indicative characteristics Centres can identify and use other relevant characteristics. This is NOT a tick list.
In order to achieve a merit the learner must: The learner’s evidence shows, for example:
identify and apply

strategies to find

appropriate solutions

  • effective judgements have been made
  • complex problems with more than one variable have been explored
  • an effective approach to study and research has been applied
select/design and

apply appropriate

methods/techniques

  • relevant theories and techniques have been applied
  • a range of methods and techniques have been applied
  • a range of sources of information has been used
  • the selection of methods and techniques/sources has been justified
  • the design of methods/techniques has been justified
  • complex information/data has been synthesised and processed
  • appropriate learning methods/techniques have been applied
present and

communicate

appropriate findings

  • the appropriate structure and approach has been used
  • coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audience
  • a range of methods of presentation have been used and technical language has been accurately used
  • communication has taken place in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • the communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been used.

Distinction grade

Distinction grade descriptors Exemplar indicative characteristics Centres can identify and use other relevant characteristics. This is NOT a tick list.
In order to achieve a distinction the learner must: The learner’s evidence shows, for example:
use critical reflection

to evaluate own work

and justify valid conclusions

  • conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified
  • the validity of results has been evaluated using defined criteria
  • self-criticism of approach has taken place
  • realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success
take responsibility for managing and organising activities
  • autonomy/independence has been demonstrated
  • substantial activities, projects or investigations have been planned, managed and organised
  • activities have been managed
  • the unforeseen has been accommodated
  • the importance of interdependence has been recognised and achieved
demonstrate

convergent/lateral/creative thinking

  • ideas have been generated and decisions taken
  • self-evaluation has taken place
  • convergent and lateral thinking have been applied
  • problems have been solved
  • innovation and creative thought have been applied
  • receptiveness to new ideas is evident
  • effective thinking has taken place in unfamiliar contexts

Assessment Grading Criteria

Points range Grade
0-74 Pass            (P)
75-149 Merit           (M)
150 Distinction   (D)

Expected Examination Results Release Date

Not more than 3 months from the date of Final examination

Qualification Award

Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport and Exercise Sciences QCF – Awarded by Pearson Education Ltd

Graduation Requirements

Pass all required assessments and assignments

Teacher Qualifications

The Committee for Private Education (CPE) is duly notified of all the teachers in Coleman College. All teachers have the required qualifications. Please refer to Our Teachers list in the website for more details.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio:

For lecturing 1:64

For tutorials 1:40

Please note that the maximum number of students in the classroom is subject to the maximum allowable seating capacity

Progression Pathway

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HNDs in Sport and in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF) provide opportunities for learners to apply their knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Full-time learners have the opportunity to do this through formal work placements or part-time employment experience.

The qualification prepares learners for employment in the Sport, Leisure and Recreation sector and will be suitable for learners who have already decided that they wish to enter this area of work. Some adult learners may wish to make the commitment required by this qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment in Sport, Leisure and Recreation or progress into higher education.

Progression from this qualification may well be into or within employment in the Sport, Leisure and Recreation sector where learners may work towards membership of The Institute for Sport, Parks and Leisure (ISPAL) and/or The Institute of Sport and Recreation Management (ISRM).

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 HNDs in Sport and in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF) offer a progression route for learners who are studying sport or sport and exercise sciences in higher education or are undertaking a programme of study that includes aspects of these subjects.

Age: At least 17 years old
Academic: Level 3 Diploma OR Higher NITEC OR 1 A Level Pass
Without the above entry requirement, student should be at least 30 years old with 8 years of working experience
English Proficiency: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

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