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HL10148: Introduction to sport policy, management & development

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2014/5
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: EX 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • examination (EX 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
This unit aims to introduce students to the main principles of sport development, policy and management in Britain.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this unit the student will:
* Understand the socio-economic, cultural and educational context of the sport industry (public & private) locally and nationally;
* Understand the basic principles of sport development through a range of local and national case studies;
* Understand the influence of the private sphere (media, sponsorship, marketing, advertising, athlete representation);
* Understand the contemporary sport and social policy framework within Britain.

* Develop the skills needed for academic study and enquiry T/A
* Synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of theory and practice T/A
* Apply strategies for appropriate selection of relevant information from a wide source of knowledge T/A
* Effectively and efficiently apply principles of sports development within a variety of environments T/A
* Utilise problem solving skills in a variety of theoretical and practical situations T/A
* Take responsibility for personal and professional learning and development F.

1. The context for sport, leisure and recreation in Britain
2. The Sports Industry: Public, Private & Voluntary Provision & Policies
3. The principles of sport policy & development
4. Specific sport structure documents and major sport policies
5. Cases / Policies / Practices.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL10148 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences (Year 1)
  • UHHL-AKB11 : BA(Hons) Sport & Social Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 1)

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2014/15 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2015/16 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2014/15.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.