Sheffield Hallam University

Sport Development with Coaching Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary
• Learn to think differently to find and apply solutions to issues in sport.
• Work with a vast array of external organisations to develop your leadership experience and knowledge of sport in real-life settings.
• Understand what it is to be a global citizen within the world of sport and expand your employability prospects as a result.
• Have the opportunity to work abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.

Sport development means the ability to understand the needs of others and developing a creative, logical mind set in order to provide opportunities for sport to be successful.

You gain vital knowledge and skills required for a professional career within sport or the wider employment sector. The course will push you to be a confident and creative communicator in addition to developing and then applying your leadership, business and research skills within a sport development setting. You will gain a Level 2 Multi-Skills Award during your first year modules which will enable you to coach for one of our many partner organisations

You learn through
• lectures
• seminars
• tutorials
• project supervision
• professional conferences
• practical classes
• field trips
• external speakers
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Applied learning
Work placements and professional development
We offer you a six-week placement experience with major local and national partner organisations, including national governing bodies of sport, local school PE departments, local authority sport development units, County Sport Partnerships and overseas programmes in a variety of countries.
In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to apply for sport-related internships and leadership development programmes which will compliment your studies. At all times we will ensure that you have access to develop your employability skills during the 3 years that you are with us
Our staff and Careers Advisors will also provide you with support to develop a professional profile, enabling you to apply for work whilst at University and once you graduate.

Networking opportunities
You have the opportunity to take part in our annual Sport Development with Coaching Professional Development Week where you meet and talk with a range of sport industry professionals, many of whom are our alumni graduates who return to advise you on how they got their first job and what you can do to develop yourself professionally. You also have the opportunity to develop your resilience and team-building skills on an Outward Bound Day

Course details


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules
Developing Physical Literacy 20
Introduction To Coaching And Leadership 20
Introduction To Sport And Physical Activity 20
Marketing For Sport Development 20
Professional Skills For Sport Development And Coaching 20
Sport And Social Issues 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Application Of Professional Skills In Sport Development And Coaching 20
Research In Sport Development And Coaching 20
Sport And Society 20
Sport Event Management 20
Strategic Planning 20
Elective modules
Coaching In Context 20
Developing Sport In Education 20
Foreign Language 20
Final year
Compulsory modules
Project 40
Sport Development And Enterprise 20
Sport Policy 20
Elective modules
Coaching Adult Communities 20
Coaching Children And Young People 20
Contemporary Issues In Sport 20
International Sport Development 20
The Media And Major Sport Events 20

Assessment method


How to apply

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points From two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example:

CCC at A Level including relevant subject(s).
MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ or general studies.
Access to HE Diploma M: 39 credits
P: 6 credits
Access to HE Diploma from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 39 level 3 credits should be graded at merit or above.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

The only equivalent we can accept in place of GCSE's is:
• equivalency test from

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced C Listening: minimum score 162 Speaking: minimum score 162 Reading: minimum score 162 Writing: minimum score 162
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.
PTE Academic 52.0 Listening: minimum level 51 Speaking: minimum level 51 Reading: minimum level 51 Writing: minimum level 51
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 Listening: minimum level 17 Speaking: minimum level 20 Reading: minimum level 18 Writing: minimum level 17

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,650 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB

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