Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade C (grade 5/4) or above (or equivalent) and a UCAS Tariff score of 48-64 from a full Level 3 qualification such as BTEC, A Level or an Access course in Sport.

Who is the course for

The course is designed to provide the underpinning knowledge and practical experience to enable students to pursue further study and career opportunities in the field of Sports Coaching.

Modules provide opportunities for learners to develop as potential sports practitioners in fields such as Sports Coaching, Strength and Conditioning and Sports Development. The course is designed for students looking to study at University level and possibly complete a full BA (HONS) degree at a partnered University over three years (2 Years Uxbridge study, 1 Year University Top-up).

Course Content

Course units include: Year 1

  • Employability Skills
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Physical Activity, Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Sports Psychology
  • Applied Sports Coaching
  • Evolution of Sports Development.

All students are given the opportunity to undertake a period of work experience as part of their course of study.

During your study year there are many additional qualifications, trips and visits that are included within the course fees that help you learn outside of classroom settings & enable you to become more employable within the field of sport. Each year you will undergo DBS checks to ensure coaching can be conducted within external colleges and sport organisations.

Within Year 1 you will complete FA Level 1 qualification (or similar coaching qualification within your chosen sport), SAQ training Award and visit the Body Pro Exhibition to see the world of Personal Training and Health and Fitness from a Business perspective.

Within Year 2 you will complete YMCA Level 2 Fitness Instructor Award (linked to Fitness Training Module) & Vo2 Max Testing Days (linked to Field Based Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise). Within Year 1 & 2 you will conduct 3 UK Sport Workshops throughout the year (Linked to Sports Coaching Modules).

Study Methods

Lectures, group work, assignments, presentations and workshops.

How is the course assessed

Assessment is through a series of assignments, including written assignments, group work and presentations. The course includes both practical and theoretical elements and is currently delivered over two days a week.

Our College works closely with local organisations such as Queens Park Rangers Football Club, DASH (Disability Association Hillingdon), Blaze Netball Team, and Brunel Ducks Basketball Team to combine education alongside hands-on experience in a sporting context. By maximising the time in and out of the classroom students will have a chance to apply their knowledge to practice. By the end of the course students will have achieved a more in depth scientific understanding, relevant work experience and professional skills. Assessments mirror this approach with a wide variety of practical and theoretical methods employed.

Where next - Further Studies

The college is linked with University of Brighton and other surrounding Universities that offer a further two years / final third year of study to achieve a full BA (HONS) Degree.

The course allows students to access 1 year top up courses to achieve a full undergraduate degree.

Where next - Job Opportunities

The course prepares students to enter the workforce with evidence of relevant experience, practical skills and intellectual knowledge related to sport and fitness. Employment opportunities include fitness instruction, personal training, coaching, sports science support, health promotion and sports development. Graduates can also progress to further study at masters level in sport or exercise-related areas.

More Information

Please click here for the Course Handbook – containing full course details plus information on

  • Assessment and grading
  • College rules and resources
  • Student support and representation.

Students will attend college for 16 hours per week over three days. Student are expected to complete approximately 18 hours per week of independent study (i.e. on research and completing assignments).

Please click here to view the Terms and Conditions for our HE students.

UCAS code: C612

Last updated: 25 April 2018


  • Home student: £5,605
  • Overseas student: £7,310

The fees quoted are for home and overseas students for one year of study and include tuition, exam fee, materials, ID card (which gives access to the college and facilities e.g. library) and college registration.

Whether you pay a 'home' or 'overseas' fee depends on whether you meet certain criteria. Uxbridge College does not create the criteria for fee status. The fee status criteria is provided in regulations and guidance, published by the government.

Please click here for information on the conditions you need to meet to be entitled to pay tuition fees at the 'home' rate for study on a Higher Education (HE) course at Uxbridge College. This information is only a summary.

If you are unsure about your status you should contact the Careers Team at Uxbridge College or please click here to complete the Fees Assessment Questionnaire and return it to the address given on the form. The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) also has information about residency for international students.

How to Apply

All applications for HND courses are through UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service). For an application pack, contact UCAS on 01242 227788 or visit www.ucas.com

For information and advice from the College you can also make an initial application by clicking the Apply Now button below. Our Careers Team can provide you with support and advice to help you through the UCAS process.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Fri 28 September 2018

Starts: 28/09/2018

Duration: 32 Week(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00