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UCEN Manchester

Sport Coaching and School Sport (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: 2W14

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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1.0year

Full-time | 2020

This programme aims to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, personal qualities, and attitudes appropriate for successful transition into an appropriate career within the sports coaching or school sport industry.

Sport England expects that over the next five years there will be an increase of at least 3,000 jobs within the coaching sector in the North West region alone, with a massive demand expected for coaches to work in the education sector.

In alignment with this, modules will address areas such as sport within the community, fitness and nutrition (obesity issues), technical coaching/ performance analysis (which will enhance sport and performance skills), the potential of sports coaching businesses, coaching the wider population and sport psychology.

The programme will also provide opportunities for students to develop their understanding both academically and vocationally through practical reflective practice. To further enhance this, the applied nature and research based element of the course helps students to interact with the industry and allows opportunities to network and develop employability links with people already operating in the industry. The programme seeks to promote independent learning and aims to produce graduate reflective practitioners who are able to assimilate, evaluate and critically appraise information based on key contemporary topics of sports coaching and school sport. It also aims to arm graduates with a range of skills which will support future progression into either employment or higher level learning.

Modules

High Performance Coaching (30 credits)
This unit focuses on incorporating progressive sessions to improve skill and tactical ability. This unit also introduces the concept and role of psychology within sport.

Contemporary Issues in School Sport (credits)
This unit will focus upon contemporary issues within sports coaching and school sport including physical activity within the younger population.

Negotiated Research (60 credits)
This unit will enable students to further develop general and discipline specific knowledge and skills through extended research activity. After consultation and agreement with the tutors, the students will be required to undertake a Literature Review in the area of their choosing within the context of the programme studied; formulate a research proposal with research question/s and carry out the research as proposed.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous and consists of:
• Practical coaching assessments
• Presentations
• Reports case studies
• Research project (dissertation)

The course is a combination of practical and theory based. Contemporary Issues: 1 Practical 50%, 2 Blog 50%. High Performance Coaching: 1 Practical 50%, 2 Video Project 50%. Negotiated Research: 1 Critical Literature Review in the chosen area 25%, 2 Design and presentation of a research proposal 25%, 3 Production of an extended piece of original negotiated research 50%.

The Uni


Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Sport (SPS)

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