BA (Hons) Sport and Education (Top-Up)
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
This Sport and Education degree is ideal if you want to go into teaching within a sport setting. You will be a team player, be passionate about physical education and committed to improving the health and fitness of young people.
This degree has been developed from recommendations from industry partners in the sector such as Storm Fitness, Newcastle United Foundation and North Tyneside Council's Sports Development Team to ensure you study a degree that is relevant to industry and what it needs. You will study aspects of a PGCE within the degree, gaining higher level knowledge and will cover topics including psychology of sport, introduction to teaching and career development.
A relevant Foundation Degree or equivalent.
If you are a current Newcastle College University Centre student and successfully pass your Foundation Degree in a relevant subject, you will be guaranteed a place on an Honours Degree (Top-Up).
You will be expected to have DBS clearance before starting this degree.
You may be invited to an interview as part of the application process.
What will I learn?
- Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Assessment
- Research Methods
- Career Development
- Applied Psychological Support
- Athlete Evaluation
How is the course taught?
How am I assessed?
You will undertake a work placement as part of the degree to gain real-work experience and gain professional skills.
You will also benefit from guest speakers from the sector including sports psychologists, teachers and sport development officers for industry insight. You will also be offered the opportunity to be go to a European country on a two-week project placement.
Where can I progress?
Once you complete your degree you may decide to build on the knowledge you have gained at degree level and progress onto an appropriate Masters or PGCE if you would like to go into teaching.
You may wish to get straight into work and look for employment as a sports development officer, PE assistant or coaching officer.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here.
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What can I do with a qualification in Sport?
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- Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
- Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
- Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
- Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
- Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.
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- Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
- Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
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- Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
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- Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
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- Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
- Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
- Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
- Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
- Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
- Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
- Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.
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- Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
- Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
- Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
- Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
- Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
- Assesses the fitness levels of clients.