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Hospitality Discipline

Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching

Programme code HT524105

Duration of Study
3 Years
[Students are required to follow the programme arrangements stipulated by IVE, on average 2 evenings and Saturday afternoon per week, normally 3 semesters (with summer semester) per academic year.]
Mode of Study
Part-time (Evening)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Chai Wan)
Required No. of Credits for Graduation
Programme Aims
The programme aims to equip students with the technical and professional knowledge and skills in sports coaching. Through the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, students can pursue Sports Coaching / Training related careers in the sports sector after graduation.
The programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies or employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates may pursue careers in sports coaching, exercise instruction, physical education training, physical fitness training, and sports supervision in public and private organizations, such as schools, community centres, National Sports Associations, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Non-governmental Organisations, private sports and recreation clubs, sports and recreation programme and event planning companies, sports marketing consultancy firms and sports media companies.
Graduates may pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They may apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of VTC, or the top-up degree programme in Hong Kong offered by the overseas university in collaboration with the SHAPE:
  1. BSocSc (Hons) in Sports and Recreation Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching# offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
Students may apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association.
  1. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  2. This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.