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Course snapshot Sport is big business. More people than ever now understand the link between an active lifestyle and good health, and are prepared to spend their time and money on sport-related activities. On UCB's Sports Management foundation degree course, you'll gain the skills needed to succeed in the exciting sector of sports management, opening the doors to a wide variety of employment opportunities. We are a partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and our course is accredited by the University of Birmingham - one of the world's leading academic institutions - while you'll be supported in your studies by the use of UCB's brand new, state-of-the-art sports facilities. Who’s the course for? This course is ideal for anyone interested in management roles in sport, covering a wide variety of areas from sports coaching and PE teaching to leisure centre management and working with national governing bodies. Why should I study the course?
- RESIDENTIAL VISITS – Examine examples of effective sports management on trips overseas – previous students have visited Athens, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Krakow and Berlin
- ENRICHMENT – Access additional qualifications and enhancement opportunities to enrich your studies and enhance your career prospects
- SPECIALISE YOUR STUDIES – Select from a range of optional modules, covering subjects including sports coaching, nutrition or psychology
- You will develop a broad range of skills including the analytical, communication and decision-making disciplines that are vital for success in sports organisations.
- You will gain an understanding of the operational and strategic issues in sport, specifically relating to operating within an international environment.
- Through our range of optional modules in your second year, you will be able to gain specialist knowledge in areas relating to your career aims, including sports coaching, nutrition or psychology.
- Sports development
- Sports centre management
- Corporate sports hospitality
- Sports coaching
- Sports event management
- Economics of Sport
- Coaching Principles
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Managing People and Performance
- Sport in Society
- Sports Safety, Health and the Environment
- The Business of Sport
- Research for Sport
- Managing Sports Facilities
- Management and Planning of Sport
- Leading People
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Nutrition
- Sports Psychology
- Voluntary Initiative
Note: Indicative information only – actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. Teaching Example of a typical teaching week (up to 13 contact hours):
- Large group teaching – 6 hours
- Smaller group teaching – 4 hours
- Tutorials – 3 hours
- Coursework – 58%
- Practical assessment – 33%
- Written examinations – 9%
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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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||56 points||Level 3 qualifications are accepted at UCB for entrance, a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points will be required. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040 or email [email protected]|
|A level||CD||UCB will accept A Level in General Studies for this course and will also take into consideration applicants who are studying an extended project.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||This can be achieved from either an Extended Diploma or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications.|
|Access to HE Diploma||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||You will need a minimum of 56 UCAS Tariff points|
Non-tariff: Non-UCAS Tariff based Level 3 qualifications are also considered for entry please contact [email protected] to check your eligibility. Work-based: We also give equal consideration to applicants who are currently in work and wish to apply to UCB. To apply, you must have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience, demonstrating management or supervisory duties. Your application must also include a reference from your line manager supporting your entry to higher education. For further details please contact Admissions. Students who are studying a mixture of qualifications will receive an offer that will be inclusive of all Level 3 qualifications.
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||Level B2||BA/BSc - Minimum 170 with no less than 160 in any skill FdA/FdSc - Minimum 160 with no less than 150 in any skill|
|IELTS (Academic)||BA/BSc - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of 5.5 with no less than 5.0 in each component|
|Institution's Own Test||BA/BSc - Overall score of B2 with no less than B2- in in each component FdA/FdSc - Overall score of B2- with no less than B1+ in in each component|
To apply for all undergraduate degrees, if your first language is not English, you will need to sit an approved test in English.
UCB English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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