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HL30471: Sports policy 1: philosophy and practice

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To understand the key sports policies that frame sport in the UK and internationally
To have critically engaged with the main principles of Sports Policy development.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this unit the student will:
* have gained an understanding of the range of knowledge bases underpinning sports policy.
* be able to explain and discuss the relevance of, and contestations between, public and private providers, national and international objectives, corporate sport and public policy
* be able to critically discuss the politics of the role of sport in achieving wider social policy outcomes.

* Develop and apply the skills needed for academic study and inquiry T/A
* Evaluate both research and evidence critically and assess a variety of information sources T/A
* Synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understand of theory and practice T/A
* Recognise and understand competent and effective management of sport and physical activity F
* Utilise problem solving skills in a variety of theoretical situations F
* Take responsibility for personal and professional learning and development F
* Manage time, prioritise workloads, and utilise planning skills F
* Work independently to identify and achieve clear goals F


* Analysis of sports policy and major providers in the UK
* Influence of political ideology on sport policy development
* UK Sports Policy within the Global Context
* Use of sport in developing social capital
* Specific Sports Strategy Documents and major sports policies
* Cross-Cutting Agendas and the role of sport in social policy delivery.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30471 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB12 : BSc(Hons) Sport (Sports Performance) (Work-based learning) (Year 1)