Plymouth Marjon University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of St Mark & St John

Sport Development and Coaching

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Course summary

The Sport Development and Coaching foundation degree is a two year course designed with employers from the sports industry. After the course, you may further your studies into a third year to achieve a full Honours degree. The course covers academic study and workplace learning to support your employability. This is the ideal course for those who want to learn how sport can be used to inspire young people to develop communities from grassroots all the way up to elite athletes. Why this course at Marjon? Excellent preparation to continue onto a progression course and achieve a full Honours degree. Enthusiastic lecturing team with extensive experience in the field. The course considers talent development, elite sport, sport coaching, international sport, education, sports policy, inclusive sport and using the power of sport for social good. Varied work-based learning, including coaching young people, managing sports events, industry placements and delivering sports programmes. What might I become? This course is for those considering careers in the sports industry, working in the public, commercial or voluntary sectors. To teach PE you would undertake a one year progression course to BA (Hons) level and then a one year PGCE course or equivalent. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Sport Development and Coaching at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: Why study at Marjon? • Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). • High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. • Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*. • 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019. *Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018


Course Lead, Sport Development and Coaching; In the first year you will learn about the process of sports coaching and how that operates. There will also be time spent on learning about sport management and how governing bodies lead sporting programmes. During the second year you can choose to learn about sports marketing, event management or inclusion in sport, to name just a few.

Assessment method

You will be assessed via a number of methods including, essays, reports, presentations, practical coaching assessments and industry based assessments of applied practice. Most assessment is coursework based although there are a small number of modules that are assessed via multi-choice tests or exams. Assessments are designed to assess both academic and applied aspects of the programme.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £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 £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

EU applicants will be classed as International unless they have Pre-settled or Settled status.
Sport Development and Coaching at Plymouth Marjon University - UCAS