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Sport Coaching and Physical Education (Top up) BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

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  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

You care about the health and well-being of others. You love sport’s ability to transform lives and want to share your passion. Here you can discover a like-minded community of sports enthusiasts.The knowledge and skills you'll develop will boost your qualifications to degree level and with the support of our expert lecturers will allow you to confidently step into your ideal future career.**Course Overview**You’ll examine the theory of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors. A learn-and-do ethos will see classes complemented by practical sessions, while experience in schools and community groups will provide real-world application.You’ll benefit from the support and first-hand knowledge of professionals. Alongside this, you'll have access to numerous facilities, including our sports hall, functional fitness training room, human performance laboratories and specialist IT rooms.Fast track your job hunt with our industry links. You’ll have numerous career options upon graduation including sport coaching, teaching, sport development, elite performance analysis and personal training.**On this course you will**- Gain academic and vocational key skills through both classroom and community engagement projects linked to specific modules.- Be taught in small class sizes which means you get to know your class and tutors well, allowing you to feel supported during your studies.- Have access to an extensive range of partner organisations in sport including Active Cumbria, Active Lancashire and Golf England facilitating learning opportunities, guest speakers and placements.- Follow the successes of our graduates who have pursued careers in PE teaching, sport development, event management, high-performance coaching and community coaching roles.- Benefit from our partnership with local leisure centre, Salt Ayre, giving you access to even more high-quality sports facilities.**What you will learn**You will examine the theory of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors, hands-on experience plays a big part in this course.Academic learning will be intertwined with practical sessions in our purpose-built sports facilities. This programme focuses on physical education, sport coaching and sport development, blending academic rigour and vocational skills.It links up-to-date multidisciplinary theory with practical skills. It is designed to appeal primarily to those seeking careers in sport coaching, physical education/sport teaching in primary, secondary and tertiary sectors (further post-graduate study would be required) and sport development officers within national governing bodies and local authorities.**How you will learn**Learning and teaching methods are designed to:- Be student-centred, flexible and modern whilst being challenging and stimulating.- Support your needs at different stages of development.- Be fully supported by, and integrated with, technological approaches such as the Blackboard virtual learning environment (VLE).- Ensure the link between theory with practice.- Develop you as an independent and self-directed learner, communicating the ethos of reflective learning.- Develop the ability to learn effectively to performing academically, including an in-depth, evidence-based research dissertation.- Modules are delivered with a mixture of formal contact time, directed and blended learning and independent learning. The proportion of the methods used varies with the focus of each module. You will develop your academic skills and become progressively more independent in your learning.Modules use formative and summative assessment so that you progress and build knowledge coherently and logically.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

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Successful completion of a related foundation degree or HND.


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University of Cumbria

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    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    107 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%



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