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University of Bolton

Sport Development and Coaching with foundation year

UCAS Code: C616

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

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Sports coaching

Sports development

Want to champion sport and physical activity? Our Sport Development and Coaching with foundation year degree focuses on one of the largest sectors of the sport and leisure industry. It offers you the professional skills and knowledge required for a career encouraging and enabling people to take part in sport and physical activity.

Our BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching with foundation year is ideal if your ambition is to become a skilled ambassador for sport and active well-being. Expertly combining theory and practice, our dedicated team will guide you as you train for a career helping disadvantaged groups enjoy the benefits of physical activity.

The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of sports management, sport and physical activity development, and sports coaching alongside study skills development. It is designed to prepare you for degree level study.

With this preparation, you’ll be ready to explore the principles, theories and methods of sport and physical activity development and coaching, as well as social, economic, and political factors affecting the industry. You’ll learn about the ways in which organisations work together to provide opportunities for sport, and different approaches used to engage and sustain physical activity among different inactive groups of the population.

You’ll have opportunities to support and deliver practical coaching sessions and sports projects with community groups, gaining the skills, knowledge and confidence to organise your own coaching projects and sports events. We’ll also encourage you to gain nationally-recognised governing body coaching awards.

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

Introduction to Sport in Society
Introduction to Management Skills in Sport
Skills 101
Skills 102
Psychology and Leadership of Sports Performance
Sports Coaching Skills
Career Development in Sport
Coaching Practice
The Profession of Sport Development
Coaching Process
Sport in Society
Management Skills in Sport
Effective Coaching
Project Management in the Voluntary, Community Sectors
Sport in the Community
Approaches to Investigating Society
Work Experience
Policy and Strategic Planning in Sport
Management of Sport Operations: Bolton Arena Case Study
Contemporary Issues in Sport
Coaching Applications and Analysis
Dissertation

Assessment methods

Level One: Written exams (15%), Coursework (53%), Practical exams (32%)
Level Two: Written exams (12%), Coursework (76%), Practical exams (12%)
Level Three: Written exams (22%), Coursework (67%), Practical exams (11%)

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bolton

Department:

Sports, Sports Rehabilitation and Personal Training

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.

77%
med
Sports coaching
77%
med
Sports development

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

85%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Health associate professionals
13%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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