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Sport Development - Coaching and School Sport, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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A vast amount of sport development activity is targeted towards young people through school-based initiatives. This exciting programme considers broad sporting themes in community sport, talent development, elite sport, sport coaching, managing sport, marketing sport, sport event management, school sport, sports policy and inclusive sport. 

We ensure that you get great academic and practical experience of both sport development and coaching young people, with a firm focus on school-based sport development. Throughout the course, you’ll be exposed to industry professionals through thought-provoking lectures from guest speakers, practical projects, work placements and inspiring study trips.

You’ll gain ample practical and applied skills in sport development and coaching throughout the programme. You’ll be able to run sport development programmes, organise events, coach, and develop a critical understanding of how sport works, through the programme’s strong academic underpinning. Furthermore, you’ll gain skills and experiences to improve your communication, leadership, and teamwork, along with developing research and evaluation skills. These key aspects are valued highly by employers in the industry. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engaging with Learning: Sport Development
  • Sport Coaching & the Coaching Process
  • Foundations in Sport Development
  • Introduction to the Management of Sport
  • Organisation of Sport & Physical Education
  • An Introduction to Analysis in Sport Coaching
  • Engaging with Employability: Sport 
  • Research Methods
  • Sport Policy & Governance
  • Sport and Education
  • Pedagogy in Practice
  • Coaching Children in Sport

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Three A-levels at grades CCC
  • BTEC triple grades MMM
  • UCAS points equivalent of 96
  • GCSE English Language Grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification)

Technological Requirements

Direct entry to Honours level study in (3rd year) is available with a relevant Foundation Degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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