Our philosophy in the sport programme area is to equip our students with the understanding, knowledge and skills in four broad strands of sport:
- Sports Science
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Development
- Sports Administration/Management
You can make informed decisions about sports career choices by the time you complete your studies.
We provide numerous opportunities to apply the theory being learnt to be applied in real situations. Whether that is teaching new sports in schools, organising and managing sports events for the wider UCM student population, coaching at the Manx Youth Games teams or designing fitness and health programmes, the time spent with us will be fulfilling on all levels.
The sports pathway includes BTEC Level 2 in Outdoor Education, Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (which equates to 3 A levels) and a Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching. Students can complete the final year of the degree at the University of Chester.
A range of professional sport qualifications can also be gained during our courses including NGB Level 1 Coaching and Refereeing qualifications in Olympic Handball, Sportscoach UK Safeguarding, an enhanced Police Check (DBS) and the Sportsleader UK Higher Leaders Award (equivalent toan additional A level and worth 16 UCAS Points).
The Sport Programme Area works closely with Manx Sport and Recreation, numerous National Governing Bodies of Sport, and the private and voluntary sectors.
We believe that you will be equipped to work both on Island and beyond. We also arrange a UK residential trip in the North West for our first year students and you will spend time with the sports practitioners at Warrington Wolves Rugby League, University of Chester University Department of Sports and Exercise Sciences. Second year sport students have the opportunity to attend the Idrætshøjskolen Århus in Denmark which is one of the world’s leading sports academies and offers you the opportunity to experience sport in another culture.
Whatever your passion for sport when you arrive, we will ensure your experience is challenging, fulfilling and successful.
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport
ENTRY: You are expected to have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education that is equivalent to four GCSEs at grade D including English and Maths. Alternatively, you may have undertaken suitable work experience.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
ENTRY: 5 GCSE Grade C Passes including maths and English
Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching
ENTRY: 32 UCAS points