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Sport Coaching and Sport Development BA (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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UCAS CODE: SCD1

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Make an impact in your community and help develop the future of sport on this unique sport coaching and sport development degree. You’ll take part in community projects, industry placements and professional accreditations before graduating well prepared to tackle the challenge of a career in sport.This course combines theory based study of sport coaching and sport development with practical project management skills, helping prepare you for graduate-level roles in the sports industry.You'll build a strong grounding in the principles of coaching, exploring areas such as sociology, management, sport policy and sport development. You'll be encouraged to put this into practice through work placement and volunteering opportunities with one of our many local partners. Work experience opportunities have previously included placements in local sports clubs, community projects and schools. Graduates leave the course with a range of experience at all levels of youth sport.You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the Community Innovation Programme. Working alongside industry practitioners, you will be responsible for researching, creating and implementing a community project for social change. This is a two year process which commences in the second year of study (Level 5) and ends in the third year (Level 6). You'll work to deliver a sporting intervention that uses sport and physical activity as a tool to address a variety of social issues in and around the Southampton area. This initiative offers valuable industry experience and is unique to Solent University.Students, staff and industry practitioners share their experiences of Solent’s Community Innovation Programme in this short video.**What does this course lead to?**If you’re planning to progress into teaching, this course leads smoothly into Schools Direct or PGCE programmes. Recent graduates have gone on to work in local education, or for sport providers such as Sport Hampshire, Solent Sport, and the Saints Foundation. Common roles include sport development officer, coach, camp manager and teacher.**Who is this course for?**Sport coaching and development here at Solent will prepare you for a range of coaching, teaching and centre management roles.Placements are encouraged throughout the course, making it a good choice for those who want to gain work experience alongside their academic studies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,260per year

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University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    119th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    79th out of 85 16

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    122 55%

    46th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    54th

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    36th

    18

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