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Liverpool John Moores University

Disability Sport Coaching and Development

UCAS Code: CC61

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


Subject specific requirements: Any subject but the student must show a strong interest in a career within the Sporting industry Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Yes

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Yes

Acceptability: Yes

Irish Leaving certificate: Yes

BTEC certificate: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications 90 credit diploma: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Diploma (QCF): Yes Extended diploma (QCF): Yes

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Students are admitted in accordance with the University regulations. The aim is to recruit students with the potential to become knowledgeable, committed and reflective Sport personnel (i.e. leisure managers, health related fitness workers, coaches) or development officers. Applicants need to have studied Level 3 NVQ or above for a minimum of two academic years. Candidates are offered a place depending on their qualifications and experience. Applicants for the FDA Disability Sport Coaching and Development may be required to attend an interview that includes a short oral presentation. There are a number of criteria that are applied in this situation. Candidates must have a reference from School / College / Employer that is supportive. Candidates should normally have appropriate experience with children, young people or a specified client group that is suitable for the Sport coaching profession. The oral presentation will be on a key issue relating to a Sport related theme that indicates their ability to communicate effectively their understanding of the course for which they are applying. The interview will focus on their understanding of Sport Development, detailed analysis of appropriate experience of sport and an examination of any previous academic background. The programme team will use their discretion in selecting candidates, but in addition to the criteria highlighted above, applicants must: Have at least two years recent and relevant experience in either paid or voluntary employement within a Sports setting. Demonstrate the ability to understand and make use of written material and are able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English. Mature entrants would be required to demonstrate evidence of recent study and/or relevant Vocational/work experience and a genuine interest in developing their career in the industry and ready to follow a HE level course. Mature students are encouraged to apply early in order that proper consideration and academic guidance can be given. Students must demonstrate a commitment to Sport either through vocational experience or through a history of elite sports competition. Applications are assessed on the content of your personal statement and relevant experience.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports coaching

LJMU is a recognised leader in the field of Sport Development and this foundation degree is a unique course offered in partnership with Greenbank College, a leading UK disability sport organisation. All teaching and learning activities are delivered at Greenbank College, which is located close to Sefton Park, not at LJMU.

In recent years, the professionalisation and development of disability sport coaching has become a key component of government sport strategy. Coaching as a profession requires knowledge of what and how to coach and this degree will encourage you to apply theory to practice to enhance coaching performance.

If you are passionate about disability sport and want a chance to help others achieve their sporting ambitions, a foundation degree in Disability Sport Coaching and Development could be the route for you. Current demand for appropriately qualified coaches is high across a variety of settings (coaching children; participants and athletes). To be a successful coach, you need to be self-confident with strong interpersonal skills and a sense of responsibility. You also need to have an in-depth knowledge of the coaching structures within sport.

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

•Introduction to disability sport
•Strength and conditioning
•Personal and professional development
•Coaching process 1
•Sports psychology
•Coaching pedagogy

Level 5

•Coaching process 2
•Applying research methods
•Professional practice
•Strength and conditioning for coaches 2
•Sports psychology 2
•Paralympic sport

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, usually a combination of exams and coursework.

Teaching on the degree uses a variety of teaching and learning methods that include practical and theoretical lectures, seminars and workshops, teaching and coaching episodes, presentations, laboratory practicals and tutorials. The assessment strategy is designed to provide a range of opportunities for you to show your developing knowledge, and understanding.

Methods of assessment vary on each module; however, there are elements of practical, written assignments, examinations, presentations and continuous assessment within most levels. Furthermore you will acquire and be assessed on your transferable skills development, including problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Greenbank College

Department:

Faculty of Education, Health and Community

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.

79%
med
Sports coaching

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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

91%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sports and fitness occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Other elementary services occupations

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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