Sport & Leisure Management BA (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: N880 - Degree
UCAS Code: N885 - HND
UCAS Code: N881 - HNC
International Code: N880 - Degree
International Code: N885 - HND
International Code: N881 - HNC

Location

CU Scarborough (Scarborough)

 

Study mode

Full-time

Duration

3 year - Degree
1 year - HNC

Start date

September 2023
November 2023

The information on this page is for 2022-23 entry and should be used as guidance for 2023-24 entry. Please keep checking back on this course page to see our latest updates.


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate
HNC/HND courses

Our BA (Hons) Sport & Leisure Management degree aims to create work-ready graduates with skills in developing and managing sports, sports leadership and leisure events management. The course has been designed in conjunction with a range of partners and stakeholder input to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive, be that locally, nationally or internationally.

CU Scarborough operates in an area known for leisure pursuits and for international motor bike events, surfing, sailing and world championship mountain biking, plus the Tour de Yorkshire and Yorkshire Cricket Festival. It is also part of the same £50m development as Scarborough Sports Village and Scarborough Athletic FC, and has close ties with Scarborough Rugby Club.

Why CU Scarborough

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and most of our courses cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute

This degree programme has been developed to allow modules to align to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification. On completion of your degree you will achieve a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management, this means you graduate with two qualifications instead of one, an attractive prospect to employers.


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What you'll study

You will be introduced to the world of sports and leisure management, one of the fastest growing areas of the global economy, gaining an understanding of how relevant activities are delivered and managed and developing business acumen alongside professional practice.

Sports or related qualifications offer the opportunity to develop specialist capabilities and attributes that can be utilised in career paths such as event management, digital marketing and community sports leadership.

Year one, at Higher National Certificate (HNC) level, focuses on giving you a sound grounding in how sport and leisure activities are delivered and managed effectively by its many agencies. This would allow a typical HNC qualified student to enter the industry with a broad understanding, for example as a recreation assistant or sports leader in a public or private sector organisation.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

Year two at Higher National Diploma (HND) level will continue to build industry knowledge, but delve more into what is needed to run an organisation efficiently in terms of resources applied to operations. This would allow you to enter the industry with deeper understanding of management dimensions that for example a supervisor or duty manager of a leisure centre or retail specialist would require.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

Degree level in your final year will prepare you for a manager’s role with a view of 'why' strategy, with problem solving and planning vital skills for success in the industry. A graduate of the BA (Hons) degree in Sport & Leisure Management might aspire to apply for roles as an assistant/deputy manager with responsibilities for marketing, project management, funding and delivery.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory


How you'll learn

This course is available as a full-time three year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field.

Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work. Additional support is available via email and our online learning platform, Aula.

Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

You can expect up to 20 hours of learning activities per week, made up of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, online classes and independent learning.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.


Assessment

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, laboratory experiments, tutorial tasks and assessments, which take place at the end of each six-week block.


Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Entry level What we're looking for
HNC 64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree 104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. We also recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Sport Performance & Coaching Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Sports Science Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

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Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Entry level What we're looking for
HNC 64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree 104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

All HNC/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

CU Scarborough welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC or Degree course you can do so by completing our online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.
Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

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English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3).

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Student Full time Part time
UK 2023/24 fees TBC*
2022/23 fees - £6,800 per year
Not available
International 2023/24 fees TBC*
2022/23 fees - £15,300 per year
Not available

Facilities

We’ve spent £14 million on a brand new campus building. It’s a purpose-built, state of-the-art development that is one of the most modern facilities in the UK.

It includes a library, IT suites, mock law court, engineering and science labs, cafe and lots of individual and group study spaces. Next to us is Scarborough’s new leisure village. The complex includes an Olympic legacy swimming pool, sports hall, fitness suite, all weather pitches and the new Scarborough Athletic football ground.


Careers and opportunities

A key part of the course is to prepare students for both immediate sport and leisure related work, including coaching and sports leading, alongside longer term supervisory and management skills and aspirations.

Students completing year two will have started to develop specialisms such as lifeguarding, football coaching and marketing. Students completing the degree will have developed key management skills in a field which, along with hospitality, tourism and events, is one of the fastest growing areas of the global economy. The sport and leisure management sector has seen increasing professionalism amongst those who work within it and employers may favour graduates in recruitment situations.


How to apply

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  • Student Contract

    By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the CU Group. A copy of the 2021/22 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the CU Group will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at CU Coventry.

    Tuition fees

    The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

    For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

    Accreditations

    Many of our courses have been formally recognised by professional bodies, which means the courses have been reviewed and tested to ensure they reach a set standard. In some instances, studying on an accredited course can give you additional benefits such as exemptions from professional exams (subject to availability, fees may apply). Accreditations, partnerships, exemptions and memberships shall be renewed in accordance with the relevant bodies’ standard review process and subject to the CU Group maintaining the same high standards of course delivery. 

    Facilities

    Facilities mentioned on this page may not be relevant for every course. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

    Placements and study abroad opportunities

    Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

    Additional costs

    This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to), equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire, travel, accommodation and visas.