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Course summary

If you want to develop a career in the sports and leisure industry, and you have a passion for sport and the ambition to work in this dynamic sector, this could be the programme for you. The FdA in Sports Management combines theory and practice so that you can learn management skills on a strategically designed two-year Foundation degree, including structured work placements embedded in the programme. Theory will be reinforced through placement experiences or simulated briefs and case studies. You will be actively encouraged to engage in a variety of working environments, to encourage a positive group dynamic and the development of a wide range of essential skills, such as organisation, independence and reflection. The programme will introduce you to professional standards, techniques and processes, which will require periods of self-evaluation and reflection. You will work individually on a variety of responses (e.g. essays, presentations, portfolios and reflections) to set projects. You will also learn to express your ideas verbally in formal presentations and group discussions. Collaborative opportunities are a feature of the course and reflect the type of team working that may be found in the professional sector. You will be encouraged, where possible, to consider innovative contexts for your work and to engage in professional development. Shared modules enrich the student experience by allowing cross-curricular collaboration with our new FdA Sports Media programme to create a dynamic and engaging classroom environment. You will gain knowledge and understanding of the importance of sport and leisure for health and wellbeing whilst also developing an awareness of the management practices and procedures that govern business. Your academic work – which will include understanding the sports and leisure industries, marketing and media, PR, ethics and resource management - will be underpinned by your developing professionalism and employability. There is a rich array of practical and lecturing experience within the programme team, ranging from practical sporting and business excellence to effective pedagogic delivery methods. Employability and professional practice underpin delivery of this programme, making sure that you will be supported with both academic content and wider transferable skills. You will be based at our new University Centre on the WISE campus in Bristol, which has superb, professional standard sports facilities, including three standard football pitches, two 4G outdoor pitches, an artificial football/rugby pitch, twelve 5-a-side pitches, a 40-station gym, weights room, Sports Science Lab and Performance Lab, an American Football Gridiron, fully licensed sports bar, sports hall and physios. If you love playing sport, you could continue to play at an elite level whilst studying. Our well-structured Sports Academy programmes delivered by professional coaches providing training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, at our WISE campus in Bristol. To apply please copy and paste the link below into a browser and complete the application form: Part time routes are available. For more information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • General Sports Manager • Sports Fund Manager • Sports Partnership Manager • Sports Project Manager • Sports Commercial Manager • Sport Product Manager • Sports and Leisure Manager • Sports Development Manager


Level 4 Modules Introduction to Sports Management   Understanding Sport, Physical Activity and Health   Principles of Resource Management   Marketing and Media   Foundations of Knowledge: Professional Practice    Level 5 Modules Applied Resource Planning and Management   Public Relations in Sport  Sport, Society and Ethics   The Sports Business   Application of Knowledge: Professional Practice and Research

Assessment method

Coursework (No Exams), Practical assignments and presentations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Please submit a transcript of current modules to be considered for year 2

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English and Maths grade C or 4.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13250* Year 1
Channel Islands £8500* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8500* Year 1
England £8500* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500* Year 1
Scotland £8500* Year 1
Wales £8500* Year 1
International £13250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Management at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS