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Solent University (Southampton)

Adventure and Outdoor Management with Sport Foundation Year

UCAS Code: CC66

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

From a minimum of two A levels GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh)

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical (720 glh)

MP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

PPP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh)

MM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

A

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

MM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

MM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

PPP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma

M

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C / grade 4 or above. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully. We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sports management

With 25 years experience in outdoor leisure, Southampton Solent University are experts at producing knowledgeable and industry ready adventure management graduates. Combining the practical elements of adventure sports management with essential business management skills, this programme is well suited to those who are looking to enter the sports tourism, leisure or outdoor entertainment industry.The curriculum was constructed with vital transferable business skills in mind. Whether it be finance, human resources or site management, this course aims to equip learners with the knowledge they need to succeed in managerial roles.The beginning of the course covers a range of topics and aims to give learners a broad knowledge of the industry. During the second year students are encouraged to explore their particular areas of interest through application to assessments and research projects. In the third year of study, students are able to specialise and pursue optional units that relate to their desired career.Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake flexible work placements before the end of year two, encouraging the development of real-world skills in a live industry setting. This placement can also be carried out abroad, which is ideal for those considering employment overseas at the end of their degree.Students are given the chance to study NGBs. These extra qualifications help to ensure that when its time to look for a professional role, Southampton Solent graduates stand out from the crowd. These NGBs include: RYA Safety boat, Dinghy Instructor/BMC Climbing Wall Award Training, NICAS and lead climbing/BCU star awards.Some NGBs are delivered as part of the course, whereas others can be undertaken as extracurricular enrichment activities. Students are also encouraged to engage with Solents many clubs and societies.

Modules

Foundation year: *Leadership Through Sport *Foundations of Fitness *The Sports & Football Industry *Fundamentals of Sport Business Management *Volunteering in Sport *Sport in the Contemporary World. Year one: CORE UNITS *Academic and Employability Skills *Leisure Marketing *Financial Planning and Reporting *Principles of Outdoor Coaching *Introduction to the Adventure Industry *Event and Activity Safety Operations. Year two: CORE UNITS *Managing Service Operations *Research Methods for the Leisure Services Industry *Work-Based Professional Studies *Adventure and Outdoor Recreation *Coaching in the Outdoor Environment *Outdoor Education. Year three: *Strategy for Business *Contemporary Issues within the Adventure and Outdoor Sector. OPTIONS *Consultancy Project *Reflective Practice in Outdoor Coaching *Sociology of Adventure and Extreme Sports *Business Start Up. For a complete list of units, please visit the website.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed with practical coaching assessments, essays, reports, debates, posters, oral presentations and examinations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
high
Sports management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sports and fitness occupations
18%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sports management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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