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BSc (Honours) Sport Development with Coaching

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Sport Development with Coaching

Make a difference to others by developing opportunities in sport and physical activity.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 96 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? C6X3
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Think differently to find and apply solutions to sport-related issues.
  • Work with a variety of external organisations – developing your leadership skills and knowledge of sport in real-life settings.
  • Understand what it is to think globally in the world of sport, expanding your employability prospects as a result.
  • Have the opportunity to work or study abroad, with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.  

Sport development means the ability to understand the needs of others – and to develop a creative, logical mindset that helps you provide opportunities for sport to be successful. On this course you’ll gain vital knowledge and the skills you’ll need for a professional career in sport or the wider employment sector.

The foundation year is suitable for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for an honours degree or who wish to have further preparation before starting a degree course. You will undertake study in relevant areas of science or social science to provide you with a grounding knowledge and prepare you for progression onto your chosen degree pathway.
 

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How you learn

Watch lecturer Chris Platts talk about this course.

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

In your foundation year, you will study 4 modules that have been specially designed to prepare you for the degree pathway in your chosen area. The assessments for the course have also been designed with flexibility in mind and allow you to complete assessments on topics that you are interested in and relate closely to your chosen degree pathway.

You’ll be encouraged to be a confident and creative communicator – developing and applying your leadership, business and research skills within sport development settings.

We’re eager to provide additional opportunities (dependent on government restrictions) for you to obtain complementary awards to support your future goals. Previous students have completed the Level 2 Multi-Skills Award – enabling them to offer coaching to one of our many partner organisations.

You learn through 

  • blended learning – face-to-face and online
  • lectures and seminars
  • practical classes
  • project supervision
  • professional conferences
  • field trips
  • external speakers

Course leaders and tutors

Jude Langdon
Jude Langdon
Senior Lecturer Course Leader BSc (Hons) Sport Development with Coaching

Applied learning

Work placements 

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a six-week placement with major local and national partner organisations. These can be national governing bodies of sport, local school PE departments, local authority sport development units and Active Partnerships. You’re also encouraged to apply for overseas programmes in a variety of countries, many of which are self-funded.

We’ll make sure you can develop your employability skills during the time you’re with us. Our staff and employability advisors will support you to develop a professional profile – enabling you to apply for work while you’re at university and once you graduate.

Networking opportunities

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in our annual professional development week – where you meet and talk with a range of sport industry professionals. Many of these are our graduates who return to advise you on how they got their first job and what you can do to develop yourself professionally.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • community development
  • physical activity development
  • primary schools (PE specialism)
  • secondary schools (PE teacher)
  • teaching
  • sport-specific coaching
  • sport law and roles within national governing bodies of sport
  • disability sport development
  • sport event management
  • sport business management
  • talent development
  • sport charity development
  • school sport development
  • careers abroad
Student success story

Six Hallam students recently had a once in a lifetime opportunity to teach football in Tanzania. We asked them to film their trip.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

Collegiate campus

Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Location

Collegiate Crescent
Sheffield
S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • excellent facilities both on campus and at external venues – such as the English Institute of Sport
  • digital and online resources to support your learning

Learn more about your department

Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 96

From at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example:

  • MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ or general studies.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• an approved Access to HE Diploma in a sport related subject. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at merit.'

You also need to demonstrate an ability to
• study academic subjects at degree level
• debate topics and issues
• draw on conclusions from written material
• study independently as well as a member of a group
• use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods
• successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations

This is normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years.

* GCSE English and mathematics equivalent

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Physical Literacy Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Marketing For Sport Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Skills For Sport Development And Coaching Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Coaching And Leadership Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Sport And Physical Activity Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Understanding Sport And Physical Activity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Event Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Research Methods In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport And Society Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Planning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Coaching In The Sport And Physical Activity Environment Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Developing Sport In Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Project In Sport Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Development And Enterprise Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Policy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Coaching Adult Communities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Coaching Children And Young People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Issues In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Sport Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Media And Major Sport Events Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF, 255.9KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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