This programme focuses on equipping you with the knowledge and skills to move into employment within the sports coaching and development industries. It has been developed in consultation with national sport organisations, governing bodies, sport industry personnel and expert coaches. Both sports coaching and sports development aspects are focused on throughout the entire four years of the course (i.e. students do not select to specialise in one or the other).
Placement learning, classroom based learning and developing practical skills are key. Industry links provide work-based learning opportunities and offer links to attainment of coaching qualifications. Students have undertaken placements with many sports coaching and development organisation in Ayrshire and beyond.
2021 entry requirements:
4 Highers at BBBC plus English and Maths at National 5.
Direct entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at BCC including Physical Education.
Graduates have gone on to work within local authorities, sports clubs, health promotion initiatives, Active Schools/sport development, NGBs and various other educational outlets (as teachers and lecturers). Many graduates have gone on to complete postgraduate study in order to gain employment as PE teachers.
School of Health and Life Sciences