Classes will be made up of a mixture of lectures, taught and theory seminars and discussion groups as well as practical, reflection and private study. You will be required to work in whole and small group teams and independently. You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate in a range of practical settings and environments as well as prepare for classes by research and reading as directed by teachers (otherwise known as directed activities).
Students will be encouraged throughout the curriculum to be fully active in their skills-development and may well be involved in the wider work of the Sports Academy or sports development or coaching community. Students will have the opportunity to work in local organisations and other relevant agencies where and if appropriate.
1. Physical Education and School Sport
2. Foundations of Sports Development
3. Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching
4. Psychology of Physical Activity
5. Introduction to Academic Research Skills
6. Principles and Practice of Self-development
1. Physical Education and Curriculum Studies
2. Social and Contemporary Issues in Sport
3. Practical Skills in Sports Development
4. Sports Coaching Pedagogy
5. Advanced Academic and Research Skills
6. Employability, Enterprise and Creativity
Assessment will be varied and devised by teachers to best meet the needs of students and the course with most units assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments could take any form but are likely to include essay, reports, presentations, professional discussions, research, group activities as well as practical assessment, evaluation and reflection.
All students will need to be 18 years of age or over and will complete a formal application and will be invited to attend an informal discussion interview to ensure that the course meets the applicant’s needs and interests; this may be on the telephone or face-to-face. All applications are considered individually. Students must be able to demonstrate a commitment to either coaching, physical education or the sports-related development sectors. Students should be committed to their own personal, professional and academic development.
- Students should have completed a suitable Level 3 qualification and be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently, in groups and be able to work with tutor support and guidance in both practical and academic settings
- Students will need GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 (or an alternative equivalent)
- Students without such formal applications are very much encouraged to apply, particularly from applicants who can demonstrate commitment and ‘work-related’ experience that is appropriate
As your course may involve you working with and delivering activities to a range of age groups, you may be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).