Highlands College

BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Development

95% of our students agree that their course has given them opportunities to apply what they have learnt through extensive work placements and contact with local employers (National Student Survey 2017). We are the higher education college of the States of Jersey; all of our foundation and honours degrees are developed with industry professionals from a range of sectors. Take advantage of our work-based learning philosophy and get a head start in your career.

Course details
  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Dissertation (HIGH3301)

      The Dissertation module enables students (1) using a qualitative, quantitative or mixed approach to research a complex issue relating to the sport, health, physical activity or education and (2) to demonstrate understanding and skills to appropriately use analytical and decision-making tools. This module will demonstrate the student’s ability to apply their skills to a major piece of independent academic work.

    • Teaching Physical Education (HIGH3302)

      This module examines the current curriculum provision in Primary and Secondary schools and what effective Physical Education looks like. Students will develop knowledge of the key components of Physical education and have the opportunity to observe and deliver lessons in both Primary and Secondary settings

    • Applied Sports Coaching (HIGH3303)

      This module examines the delivery of effective applied coaching practice, underpinned by coaching and learning theories. Students will develop an understanding of how effective coaching fits into the stages of Long Term Athlete Development. It will include the delivery of coaching sessions, critical evaluation of a coaching programme and include the development of a personal development plan

    • Global Physical Activity and Health (HIGH3304)

      This module analysis and evaluates local physical activity and health in comparison to the UK and global health matrix. Through a critical understanding of what contributes to a good physical activity and health model, students will be able to provide contrasts and comparisons globally which will underpin recommendations for improvement and development of policy and infrastructure.

    • Advanced Exercise Programming (HIGH3305)

      This module examines the concepts, design and delivery of an effective programme with the objective of improving fitness components and indirectly performance of athletes. It will explore the main themes of fitness components, periodization, performance requirements, individual requirements, assessment and reflection.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.
How to apply
All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.
Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.
Our partnership with Highlands College
The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

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