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Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching

Programme code HT524105

Duration of Study
3 Years
[Students are required to follow the programme arrangements stipulated by IVE]
Mode of Study
Part-time (Evening)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Chai Wan)
Entrance Requirements
Holder of S6 (NSS) Qualification :
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Applicants are required to attend a basic physical assessment and an interview. The basic physical assessment includes: Burpee (30 seconds), Sit-up (1 minute), Shuttle Run (4 x 10 meters) and Vertical Jump.

Holder of S7 Qualification :
One HKALE A-Level subject / Two AS-Level subjects at Grade E or above AND Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; or Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. Successful completion of one Applied Learning (ApL) course recognized by the Education Bureau in or before 2010 is comparable to one HKCEE subject pass.
  2. HKCEE English Language taken in 2006 or before should have attained Grade E or above (Syllabus B) / Grade C or above (Syllabus A).
  3. Applicants are required to attend a basic physical assessment and an interview. The basic physical assessment includes: Burpee (30 seconds), Sit-up (1 minute), Shuttle Run (4 x 10 meters) and Vertical Jump.
Programme Aims
This 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.
 
This 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 can 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.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can 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 recognize 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 can apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association.
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.