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Physical Education and Sports Coaching (Top-Up)

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: C619 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sports coaching

Sport and exercise sciences

Step towards success and complete your undergraduate studies with our Physical Education and Sports Coaching (BA Hons) Top-up Degree. This in-depth programme will further refine your sports coaching and teaching skills, allowing you to deliver sports sessions effectively. No matter your aims we’ll support your game plan.

Are you seeking a sports-related career as a coach, sports coordinator or physical education teaching assistant? Building on your existing knowledge, this course encourages you to develop your understanding and application of classroom activities, methods of assessment and use of technology for teaching purposes in preparation for progression.

With this programme, you’ll deepen your understanding of sports coaching and PE. You will undertake industry simulations and gain experience, with our excellent coaching links, to develop your teaching practices. Your final project will allow you to specialise, partner with schools or clubs and prepare for further study or employment.

In preparation for your career in the fast-paced sports industry, you’ll have plenty of coaching work opportunities with local sports organisations. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a three-week work placement in Örebro, Sweden or Vierumäki, Finland.

Modules

The five teaching modules of the BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching may include:

Independent Major Study (40 credits)
Optimising Learning and Development (20 credits)
Contemporary Issues (20 credits)
Practical P.E. and Sport Coaching (20 credits)
Technology Enhanced Learning (20 credits)

Assessment methods

The course will consist of 60% coursework, 20% practical delivery and 20% presentations, in order to offer you the closest real-life experience to secure future employment. The practical and classroom assessment methods will simulate workplace assessments to increase your knowledge, experience and ability to acquire employment. Other assessment methods will aim to develop your verbal and written communication skills, which are essential for future employment.

Examples of assessment methods used within the course are:

- Practical sessions will assess the quality of planning and delivery to meet the desired learning outcomes of the session.

- Written reports will assess the ability to utilise theory for optimising the development of students and athletes across both classroom and practical settings.

- Presentations will assess the appraisal of concepts and theories, current practices and the proposition of practical solutions for future development across areas of sport coaching and physical education.

The course lecturers will clearly explain the course content, interlinking the assessment methods and requirements of each assessment. All of the relevant information on assessments are provided within the module handbooks, made available to students after enrolment.

The assessment methods are below:

- Practical delivery
- Individual Research Project
- Research Proposal
- Presentations
- Classroom Lesson Observation
- Viva
- Reports
- Essays

Tuition fees

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£7,950
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£7,950
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Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

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