You are taught through a combination of interactive lectures, seminars and coaching practicals. Interactive workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to enable the application of learning through discussion and small group activities. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and coaching practicals are focused on developing subject specific skills and applied individual and group project work. You will apply appropriate sport development, coaching and management models and practices to a range of theoretical and real life situations, in order to make appropriate operational and strategic decisions. You will explore the working environment that sport development officers find themselves in, and understand the complex partnerships and interactions which create threats and opportunities for sport programmes and initiatives.
In addition, meetings with personal academic tutors are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course to support your progress and help set realistic achievement targets.
You will undertake modules which have mandatory placement elements (of varying durations) to ensure you are provided with the opportunities to apply the subject knowledge learnt within lectures to the practical environment of the development and coaching industry. You are also required to complete a year long Independent Study or Sport Development project in the third year of the course, supervised by a University tutor.