This course is designed to prepare students for 21st century employment within the Sports and Leisure sector in a wide range of sport exercise and coaching industries aiming to work with a range of athletes from grass roots to professional / graduate training programmes. The course enables contemporary issues to be incorporated into learning and reflecting the complex environment that we live in. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop skills such as those of analysis, evaluation, critical argument alongside problem solving and communication skills. Studies will include the principles and practices for training, performance analysis, how to use sport as a catalyst for change within communities, and how to manage projects aimed at increasing physical activity and sport participation. In addition the course includes practical experience in real-world settings, from group coaching to individual performance development, ensuring you graduate as a confident and independent professional.
Level 4: Sports Coaching Science and Performance and Sports and Exercise Science Introduction to Research & Academic Skills (2 Credits) Principles of Inclusive Sports & Coaching (20 Credits) Foundations of Human Movement (20 Credits) Psychology of Sport, Exercise & Physical Activity (20 Credits) Physiology of Sport, Exercise & Physical Activity (20 Credits) Physical Activity, Health & Lifestyle (20 Credits) Level 5: Research Methods (20 Credits) Coaching Psychology for Performance (20 Credits) Strength and Conditioning (20 Credits) Biomechanics (20 Credits) Performance Analysis (20 Credits) Coaching Pedagogy & Practice (20 Credits)
A range of assessment methods will be used including presentations, practical assessments, reports, essays, examinations, poster presentation and interventions. The assessment methods are designed for students to utilised relevant skills to aid in future employment or further study. Formative assessment which is used for development, includes online tasks, Q&A, group discussions in lessons and research tasks to develop academic reading and writing skills.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Bournville College
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
GCSE English grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 3 or above, or an equivalent Level 2 Functional Skills qualification at level 2 in English and Maths are required
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6165||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6165||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6165||Year 1|