Gower College Swansea

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Sports Development and Management

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Course summary

This course is for anyone who wants vocational experience while developing an extensive knowledge of sports management issues and concepts within the leisure industry. It will give you the relevant skills and abilities to work in the private, public or voluntary sector. You will also work towards coaching qualifications, a Level 2 gym instructor qualification and a safety steward qualification. In year 2 you will be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4): • fitness and well-being management • research methods and learning in a digital era • sport event management • sporting organisations and leadership • sport, physical activity and society • sports coaching and performance reviews Year 2 (Level 5): • applied coaching and high-performance cultures • community sports planning and delivery • managing the professional and elite sports environment • sports infrastructure, design and operation • the cultural sporting world • work placement and building a personal brand for sustainable employment

Assessment method

Assessments include phased tests, reports, portfolios, practical activity, work logs, reflective writing and presentations.

How to apply

Application codes

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

International applicants

Please contact the Gower College Swansea International Department at http://www.gcs.ac.uk/international or on +44 1792 284007.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


A DBS check may be required for the placement element of this course at an approximate cost of £44.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e: A DBS check may be required for your placement which costs £40 Kit package approx. £60 •travel to and from college, or placement •photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks) •printing and binding •gowns for graduation ceremonies * College Bursary - a bursary of £1000 can be received (criteria apply) see website for details
Sports Development and Management at Gower College Swansea - UCAS