Our sports courses are in the UK top 20 for graduate prospects and the top 25 for spend per student in sport according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.
This course explores the impact of sport on people’s lives and the various influences that sport might have across our communities and society. It is designed to recognise the range of experience and knowledge that those who have undertaken foundation degrees or HNDs may now have. Delivered one day per week, in order to create a balance between work and study.
In addition to our industry-experienced lecturers you’ll learn from current professional practitioners. Guest lecturers have included David Palmer, the GB coach for under-23s deaf football, and notable speakers from Sports Coach UK. You’ll study the planning and delivery of sports programmes and initiatives, and will undertake work placements and research projects, focusing on the topics that interest you. This will provide you with an invaluable insight into the industry and will greatly support the development of your skills and employability.
Our dedicated sports placement team will work with you to find opportunities that fit with your individual career aspirations. We have links with industry names such as Sport England, Youth Sports Trust, The Football Association, Gloucestershire Sport and Physical Activity Trust, as well as the local councils. Recent students have undertaken work placements with Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucester City Council, and local primary and secondary schools.
Your assessments will include a range of coursework, presentations, placements, research and written examinations. To help make your transition onto this course as seamless as possible, you will be allocated a personal tutor.
You'll study a variety of modules from 'Networks and Partnership in Community Sport' to 'Testing and Monitoring for High Performance Sport'.
Take a look at the course content for full details of all the modules you'll study on this course.
Tariff information for 2020 entry†
Applicants should possess an HND, Diploma of Higher Education or Foundation degree.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.
See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BSc (Hons) - 1 year level 6 top-up||C605|
- Community sport and development
- Fitness and training
- Personal training
- Sports coaching
We have built professional links to Sport England, Youth Sports Trust, The Football Association, Gloucestershire Sport and Physical Activity Trust, Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucester City Council.
"I am a BASES accredited sports scientist who has worked with the like of Cheltenham Town FC to provide performance analysis."
Gain industry experience with professional sports organisations
Undertake work placements with organisations such as Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucester City Council, and local primary and secondary schools. Our dedicated sports placement team will work with you to match you to the opportunities that fit with your individual career aspirations.
Learn from industry professionals
In addition to the industry specialists teaching on the course, you will benefit from guest lectures with industry professionals. Recent guest lecturers include David Palmer, the GB coach for under 23s deaf football and guest speakers from Sports Coach UK.
Benefit from professional links with organisations such as Sport England
With a long-standing background in sports, we have built professional links to Sport England, Youth Sports Trust, The Football Association, Gloucestershire Sport and Physical Activity Trust, Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucester City Council.