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Do you want to turn your love for sport into an academic qualification and study for a sports-related honours degree here at Solent University? Leading directly on to our highly-regarded sports degrees, this one year foundation programme will equip you with the skills you’ll need to progress on to a full degree. This course provides a pathway onto our BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Sport Development with Sport Foundation Year. Studying this foundation year could give students an opportunity to extend previous experience gained, or provide a route back into education. The course will help develop the key academic skills required to make the transition to studying a full honours degree. Designed to reflect the needs of the sports industry, students explore a variety of subjects from leadership to fitness foundations, sports business management, sport in the contemporary world and volunteering. Students will study core theories in sport and fitness but, crucially, will learn how to apply this knowledge in practical settings – helping to develop the skills that employers are looking for. To enhance learning, students have the opportunity to build further skills by undertaking professional qualifications such as NGB and REPS. Students are also able to assist some of our degree-level students with community projects through the volunteering unit, gaining real world experience, as well as building confidence and employability skills. Students will gain the necessary academic skills to progress on to a full honours degree. Students on our sports degrees have gone onto a range of exciting careers, including sports coaching, events management and fitness training. This course is perfect for sports enthusiasts who wish to study for a full honours degree, but might not meet the entry requirements. Upon completion of the foundation year, students will be able to progress directly on to the first year of a relevant undergraduate sports-related course.
Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will study: Year one Core units Principles of Sport Coaching Coaching and Volunteering in Sport Development Principles of Sport Development Sport and Social Issues Research and Study Skills Management Principles Year two Core units Coaching Children and Young Performers Developing Coaching Innovation Projects Policy and Practice in Sport Development Applied Sociology of Sport Research Methods Options Physically Active Teaching and Learning Operations Management Event Organisation Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year. Year three Core units Games Based Coaching Delivering Coaching Innovation Projects Strategic Sport Development Dissertation Options Global Sport Issues Teaching Physical Education in Schools Business Start-up Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application.
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully. We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.|
|A level||DD||From a minimum of two A levels|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|AS||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MP|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||M|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A|
|Extended Project||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||PPP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||MP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||MM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||MM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||D|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||D|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh)||D|
|AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh)||MM|
|AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)||MP|
|AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)||PPP|
IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component reading, writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||5.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. If you are applying for a visa, you must have taken your IELTS at a registered SELT centre if studying below degree level.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||71||71 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component. Please note that TOEFL is only valid for EU students.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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