The course is delivered via 2-day block teaching and web based support. Students attend the University for eight teaching blocks over the year, spread between September and July. Guest Lecturers and Teaching Fellows from the sector support learners and provide insight into the day-to-day operations of charity and NGO operations, funders, stakeholders and organisational management.
This course provides experiences and work placements supported by Active Communities Network and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Active Communities Network has been a long standing strategic partner of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. Collectively, they implement new approaches and develop an evidence base and library of research in using sport to develop communities, with an emphasis on supporting children and young people.
In order to recognise the diverse backgrounds and experiences that prospective students bring, course entry includes a formal interview. For those prospective candidates who have not experienced a traditional route into higher education, we have prepared the following guide to assess suitability for course entry:
- Strong reference from employer / organisation with credible background in sport for development, youth work or community development.
- Evidence a drive and ambition to be an innovator and leader in the sport for development field
- Experience of working in challenging communities / with at risk groups of young people
- Evidence of transferable skills
- Higher level vocational qualifications (Level three) or strong A level grades
If you are an organisation seeking ways to develop the skills, knowledge and leadership capabilities of your workforce, or an individual working in this area who is looking to develop your practitioner skills and experience along a leadership and management pathway, we would be delighted to hear from you.
We can arrange to discuss the course by telephone, email, via Skype or Facetime. Likewise, we would be delighted to welcome you to the University of Gloucestershire if you wish to visit to get a feel for the campus and meet us in person.
For more information and to have an initial conversation about the course itself and about studying at the University of Gloucestershire, please contact:
Philip Shirfield (Academic Course Leader - Professional Practice: Sport for Development):
Dr Pauline Williams (Academic Subject Leader - Sports Leadership, Education and Society):
01242 714462 firstname.lastname@example.org