Course Code: TH1HE174 UCAS Code: C640 Sports Coaching and Performance Science - BSc Hons Degree - Topup Duration1 Year Day/s of weekWednesday and Friday Time09:00 - 17:00 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 1 Year / £8,335 Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 1 Year / £8,750 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Following on from our foundation degree, this BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance Science programme will develop the skills required for employment in the increasingly professionalised area of sports coaching and performance analytics. The top-up year supports you to engage with theoretical principles and critically evaluate both your own and external research, while gaining strong practical skills enabling you to seek employment in the sector. As a coach or performance analyst involved in coaching at various levels, from recreational participation through to high performance, you need to draw on a range of knowledge bases to inform your practice. The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching and Performance Science programme will allow you to develop a critical understanding of the role of a coach across the performance pyramid as well as the academic knowledge needed for effective coaching across the coaching spectrum. Course Detail While the programme is underpinned by academic disciplines within the sport science area, it focuses very much on a multidisciplinary approach to sports coaching. The curriculum themes focus on student-centred learning, allowing you to develop your personal interests and direct your study to match your career aspirations. Working with a host of local employers you will gain practical experience working in different settings and with different clients; you will also have the chance to engage with research and projects designed to enrich your study and contribute to a real and measurable impact on the local community. Entry Requirements Only applicants that have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching and Performance Science, validated by Lancaster University, with Blackpool and The Fylde College are eligible to apply to this course. Qualification Obtained BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance Science What will I learn? Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Dissertation TH6MD276 No Principles of Elite Coaching TH6MD277 No Contemporary Controversies in Sport TH6MD278 No Contemporary Performance Analysis TH6MD279 No Working with Specialist Populations TH6MD280 No Industry Placement and Field Trips The programme prides itself on having excellent links with the sector and these have been maintained and developed throughout the years. Employer engagement within the programme ensures a high level of vocational relevance to module content and provides volunteering opportunities for students. The strong links with the sports coaching and sport science sector sectors have enabled students to choose from a variety of different placement opportunities. The voluntary placements increase employability by developing relationships with employers that can potentially lead to career opportunities. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 0% 0% 58% Exam 0% 0% 10% Practical 0% 0% 32% Assessment Methods Coursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 0 0 272 Independent 0 0 928 Placement 0 0 0 Total 0 0 1200 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment Due to the number of practical and physical activity sessions, you will need to supply your own warm, waterproof clothing and appropriate footwear. Furthermore, it is likely that transportation costs may be incurred as the majority of practical sessions will be held at our Bispham Campus. Also, students have the option of purchasing a range of College sportswear for practical sessions. Items range from £15 for individual items up to approximately £150 for a full kit. A range of vocational coaching courses are also available and offered at reduced costs. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec SCS Tu-2018.pdf Adobe PDF, 227.24 KB Career Options and Progression The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance Science will prepare you for a career in sports coaching in a variety of roles ranging from participant coach, school coach, community coach or working within the sports development industry. Alternatively, graduates find work within the health and fitness industry in areas such as strength and conditioning and performance analysis; or they choose to study as a physical education teacher. Recent graduates have also progressed to master’s degrees at UCLan and Edge Hill University in disciplines such as Sports Nutrition, Physical Activity and Mental Health, and also to PGCE programmes here at Blackpool and The Fylde College and at the University of Cumbria. Progression and employability are key to the structure of the programme, as demonstrated by alumni taking up positions as researchers, PE teachers, personal trainers and health and wellbeing coaches with organisations such as professional sports clubs, the NHS, and leading fitness chains DW Fitness and GYMetc.