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Sports Coaching

Blackburn College

UCAS Code: CP10 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sports coaching

Sports development

Sports management

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top up) is designed for students who have successfully completed the FdSc Sports Coaching or students who hold a foundation degree or HND in Sports Coaching, Sports Science or a releated subject area, to top up their qualification to honours level. This is through an additional period of one year full-time study or two years part-time study.

Validated by the University of South Wales, our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top up) is designed specifically for students who wish to move on to higher level positions in sports coaching and performance, sports development or physical education.

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top up) is distinctive in that a range of employers and industry experts have been consulted in the creation of the programme. The course will develop your skills in a range of disciplines and has a large focus on developing you as both a critical thinker and a researcher. The course provides you with the opportunity to develop your coaching skills, knowledge and performance and well as increasing your understanding of the coaching process. You will be encouraged to engage in high level applied sports theory and practice and through a variety of lectures, seminars and practical sessions you will develop your knowledge of current thinking within the field of sports coaching. The overarching taught themes will allow you to succeed in Sports Coaching within any sport. You will have the opportunity to experience coaching in a large array of sports such as football, hockey, basketball, netball, cricket and many more.

Guest speakers including athletes, professional industry coaches and industry specialists will also contribute to the programme to give you real insight into this exciting and dynamic industry.

Modules

You will be required to complete five modules as part of the programme including Applied Sports Coaching, Elite Sport Performance and Creatively Teaching Physical Education. You will also complete a dissertation as part of the course which will enable you to specialise in an area of your choice through consultation with your dissertation supervisor.

This degree offers module options in order for you to tailor the programme to suit your future career ambitions. It is a key component of each module to promote independent and critical learning and assessments are designed in a way that will enable you to develop your own ideas in your chosen area of interest. At Level 6, you will undertake a core set of mandatory and optional modules.

Throughout the programme you will have the opportunity to work with a range of people from different sporting backgrounds with a wide range of experiences including your peers, the lecturers, a range of specialist employers within the community and guest speakers.

During the programme you will find that there are some additional costs. These include:

£100 (estimated cost) of the Sports Uniform to be worn by all Sports degree students. Please take a look at the following website where you can view the indicative costs of the uniform required.

Level 6 Modules (there are 4 mandatory modules and 3 optional modules as indicated by* of which you can choose 2) include:
?Dissertation
?Applied Sports Coaching
?Work-Based Learning
?Critical Issues in Sports Coaching and Leadership
?Elite Sports Performance*
?Contemporary Issues in Sports Development*
?Creatively Teaching Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing*

Optional Modules

If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports, work-based assessment and portfolio building. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark and feedback is usually given within four weeks following the submission of your formal submission of work.

Additionally, some lecturers will provide informal feedback, for example, following an examination they may choose to work through the exam paper in a tutorial. It should be noted that feedback is part of the ongoing learning cycle which is not limited to written feedback. Other forms of feedback include one-to-one meetings with a personal tutor, dissertation and project supervision meetings, a lecturer responding to learner questions or responses during topic or situation discussions.

Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

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Course location:

Blackburn College

Department:

Business, Health and Technology

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