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. 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 module, 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. What does this course lead to? Students on our sports degrees have gone onto a range of exciting careers, including sports coaching, events management and fitness training. Who is this course for? 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.
FOUNDATION MODULES Leadership Through Sport Foundations of Fitness The Sports & Football Industry Fundamentals of Sport Business Management Volunteering in Sport Sport in the Contemporary World On completion of the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto Year 1 of the BSc (Hons) Sport Management degree. YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Health and Safety Operations Industry Awareness and Employability Management and Organisational Behaviour Marketing Principles Research and Study Skills Social and Cultural Issues YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Planning Live Projects Event Leadership and Marketing Human Resources and Performance Management Research Methods YEAR 2 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Adventure and Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Learning and Coaching Policy in Practice Sociological Perspectives Technical and Tactical Performance Analysis and Recruitment The Politics, Culture and Sociology of Football YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Dissertation Strategic Management and Consultancy YEAR 3 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Business Start-Up Football, Sustainability and Social Change Global and Contemporary Issues Globalisation of Football Managing Outdoor Learning and Adventurous Activities Professional Practice in Football Development Sociology of Extreme and Lifestyle Sports Strategic Sport Development
You will learn by: Guided Learning Directed Learning Collaborative Learning You may be assessed by a combination of: Assignments Practical activities In-class tests Case studies Portfolios Group work Group presentations Written exams Practical exams Solent’s curriculum framework builds on our unique, creative and applied approach to teaching. The transformation of students’ lives is at the heart of our mission as a university, and our curriculum – informed by the latest theory – reflects this shared educational vision.
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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For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with minimum 5.0 in each component of 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.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||5.5||with a minimum 5.0 in each individual component. This must be a Secure English Language Test (SELT)|
All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend 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 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 and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£12400||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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