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Postgraduate Certificate Personal Development in Sport

Postgraduate Certificate Personal Development in Sport

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Personal Development (Business) Sports Studies Leisure / Recreation Management Self Development

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our course will provide an innovative curriculum which covers aspects of elite performers (athletes / players / coaches / support staff etc) transitions, career development and communication skills for elite sports people pre and post career. An increased emphasis in today’s elite sport environment is the required support that athletes / players / coaches / support staff need in relation to personal and career development, that compliments other performance services received.

Those in the industry require an understanding of the impact personal development can have on enhancing performance and preparing individuals for life during participation and subsequent discontinuation from the sport.

The integration of theory and practice is delivered by experts in the field of Personal Development in Sport, the course offers access to rarely-shared knowledge, and will enhance your employability and professional development.

We intend to deliver our courses in a blended format; with a proportion of the teaching and learning being delivered digitally, and where it is safe to do so, some teaching and learning being delivered in person and using social distancing and/or mitigating measures as deemed appropriate in line with government guidance.

Assessment

Each module will have 1 piece of coursework equivalent to 6000 words either a Case Study or Portfolio depending on module. These have been chosen to ensure that you develop a number of different skills to be able to utilise in the industry

Careers

This courses is aimed at students with an interest or working in Personal Development in Sport. This course will provide an innovative curriculum which covers aspects of elite athlete transitions, career development and communication skills for elite sports people pre, during and post career. An increased emphasis in today’s elite sport environment is the required support that athletes / coaches / support staff need in relation to personal and career development, that compliments other performance services received.

The Postgraduate Certificate Personal Development in Sport provides advanced skills and knowledge which prepares students to excel in the following roles:

  • Performance Directors
  • Academy Directors
  • Personal Development Officers
  • Athlete Lifestyle Officers
  • Player Liaison Officers
  • Player Welfare Officers
  • Player Care Officers

Modules

The module will enhance the students? knowledge and understanding of the history and background of career transitions in sport including analysing lifestyle management & personal development needs. Provide opportunity to develop knowledge competencies and skills in the theory, research and integrated approach of athlete transition processes. Identify and critically appraise transitions that an athlete can face during their career and the main factors and behaviours that can influence transitions and their outcomes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Part-time UK: £1000 per 20 credits. Fee given is for August 2021 - July 2022. There may be slight increase in August 2022 - July 2023 academic year.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Entrance to the course normally requires an Honours degree classification of at least a 2:2 in a relevant subject/or extensive experience considered by the Course Leader.

University information

The University of South Wales (USW) is progressive and career-oriented university, which provides high quality tuition and course content developed in collaboration with key employers and industry-leading professional partners. The university offers a huge selection of courses, over 500 in total, and a comprehensive selection of postgraduate taught and research programmes which are internationally regarded. Courses are designed with the needs of...more

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