The BA (Hons) Sports Coaching, Development and Pedagogy programme aims to develop innovative sports coaches and teachers that are capable of operating expertly in a wide range of coaching and teaching environments, utilising critical reflection skills to ensure continuous development within their practice.
Typical Course Structure
• Sports Coaching Experience
Sport Development Strand
• Community Sports Development
Education/ Learning Strand
• Advanced Principles of Teaching Practice
Research/Study Skills Strand
• Action Research Project
The BA (Hons) Sports Coaching, Development and Pedagogy programme aims to:
• Develop innovative sports coaches and teachers that are capable of operating expertly in a wide range of coaching and teaching environments;
• Develop the learner’s to possess comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and principles in education;
• Provide the learners with thorough and detail knowledge, skills and experience, some of which is at the forefront of the discipline to be highly effective within the sports development industry;
• Develop well considered, critically reflective independent life-long learners with the capacity to progress to post graduate study and/or employment.
You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course, using our dedicated sports facilities and teaching areas.
Course contact hours are yet to be confirmed; however an average of 12-14 hours a week can be expected.
Whilst the majority of the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students are available and willing to undertake activities in the evenings and at weekends, in line with the demands of being a professional sports coach or sports development officer.
It is also expected that students complete between 3 and 8 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.
Applicants are required to have obtained:
• 120 credits from Level 5 study in a related discipline
• GCSE English – Grade C or above
• GCSE Maths – Grade C or above
EU and International applicants
• NARIC confirmed equivalent of 120 Credits
• IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:
Written assignment, including essay
Practical skills assessment
Oral assessment and presentation
The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.
The course is designed to prepare and aid learners for a career in the sports coaching, teaching and sports development industries. The students who achieve this BA (Hons) programme will be eligible to be considered for an MA/MSc qualification in a related field or to further their teaching ambitions through PGCE study.
Home and EU Students £7250.00
International Students £9500.00
Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.
Additional Course Costs
Sports kit - £130 (compulsory) ; DBS check - £44 (compulsory); Additional coaching courses (optional )- varying costs
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Lincoln College Bursary / Vocational Credit scheme. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the Vocational Credit (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Vocational Credit may do so at full cost to themselves.
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme
Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.
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This course is validated by Bishop Grosseteste University. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11.
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