Solent University (Southampton)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Solent University

Sport Coaching and Sport Development

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Make an impact in your community and help develop the future of sport on this unique sport coaching and sport development degree. You’ll take part in community projects, industry placements and professional accreditations before graduating well prepared to tackle the challenge of a career in sport. This course combines theory based study of sport coaching and sport development with practical project management skills, helping prepare you for graduate-level roles in the sports industry. You'll build a strong grounding in the principles of coaching, exploring areas such as sociology, management, sport policy and sport development. You'll be encouraged to put this into practice through work placement and volunteering opportunities with one of our many local partners. Work experience opportunities have previously included placements in local sports clubs, community projects and schools. Graduates leave the course with a range of experience at all levels of youth sport. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the Coaching Innovation Programme. Working alongside industry practitioners, you will be responsible for researching, creating and implementing a community project for social change. This is a two year process which commences in the second year of study (Level 5) and ends in the third year (Level 6). You'll work to deliver a sporting intervention that uses sport and physical activity as a tool to address a variety of social issues in and around the Southampton area. This initiative offers valuable industry experience and is unique to Southampton Solent University. If you’re planning to progress into teaching, this course leads smoothly into Schools Direct or PGCE programmes. Many students also progress onto our master’s degree in sport and development. Recent graduates have gone on to work in local education, or for sport providers such as Sport Hampshire, Solent Sport, and the Saints Foundation. Common roles include sport development officer, coach, camp manager and teacher. Sport coaching and development here at Southampton Solent will prepare you for a range of coaching, teaching and centre management roles. Placements are encouraged throughout the course, making it a good choice for those who want to gain work experience alongside their academic studies.

Course details

Modules

YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Principles of Coaching and Learning Coaching and Volunteering in Sport Development Principles of Sport Development Sport and Social Issues Research and Study Skills Management Principles YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Coaching Children and Young Performers Developing Community Innovation Projects Policy and Practice in Sport Development Applied Sociology of Sport Research Methods Developing Coaching Practice YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES Games Based Coaching Delivering Community Innovation Projects Strategic Sport Development Dissertation YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each year) Global Sport Issues Physical Education and Learning High Performance Coaching

Assessment method

Your progress will be assessed through a mix of written exams, practical exams and coursework projects. The course also includes assessed work experience placements and a final major research project.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeSCD1
Institution code S30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent qualification or a combination of qualifications which achieve the entry requirement of 96 UCAS points GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year and International Foundation Year We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate aptitude, enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview and/or portfolio. Please contact us for further details.
A level CCC GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits P: 15 credits 60 Credits overall with 45 credits at merit level and 15 credits at pass level
AS In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)8080 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13260 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship 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.

Sport Coaching and Sport Development at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS