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HL10461: Sports development

[Page last updated: 04 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department for Health
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Assignment (2000 words) (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Aims: This unit provides the student with an in depth knowledge and understanding of the sports development continuum. It identifies the main bodies that influence the development and management of sport and focuses on the pathways and processes to develop sport. Students are given the opportunity to gain an understanding of barriers that exist to sports participation.

Learning Outcomes: At the end of this unit students will:
* Demonstrate an understanding of how wider political issues impact on sports development;
* Understand the impact of social issues within sports development;
* Evaluate the key barriers that prevent sport participation and development.

Skills: Communication.
Critical thinking.
Research skills.

* Sport and politics;
* Social issues in contemporary sport;
* Barriers to participation;
* Professional bodies and organisations;
* Funding of sport;
* Community sports development;
* Elite sports development.

Programme availability:

HL10461 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department for Health


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