Sport and Leisure, Psychology and Education

Nottingham Trent University

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  • BAFull-timeSeptember3 years
Course Information
On this Education Joint Honours Programme you will study your two chosen subjects to degree level and gain transferable skills from Professional Studies modules and a six week work placement in the second year. A unique volunteering module provides experience and counts towards your degree. Future careers include: sports management, leisure development, community work, health education and youth work. About the Course All students will study 3 subject areas, one of which will be Professional Studies (education). It is this subject which gives the Joint Honours Programme its distinctive character. You will undertake one core module in each year of your degree to develop your transferable and employability skills. In Year 1 you will be supported in your studies by an Individual and Group based learning module which develops, for example, research and writing skills. In Year 2 students undertake a Work based learning module including a 30 day placement in an organisation of your choice. Finally, in Year 3, a Research based learning module enables you to pursue enquiry into an area of your choice. Sport is big business in the UK and overseas. This subject provides an in-depth look at the relevance of sport and leisure in societies across the globe, and the importance of sports in an educational environment. Psychology studies all aspects of human behaviour and interaction and helps students to understand why and how we behave as we do. The strength of this subject is in its applied nature. Special features A six week placement in the second year gives students an opportunity to put theory into practice and gain valuable work experience. Students enjoy a wide variety of settings: industrial, retail, commercial, and public sector. These could include: rural, inner city and suburban schools; hospitals and health authorities; manufacturing companies; major sports clubs and grounds in Nottingham; social services; prisons; local authorities. The programme will offer opportunities to become involved in a number of paid and voluntary schemes in the education, charity and voluntary sector, enhancing professional and personal development. Your future career This course will provide a framework for a wide variety of possible careers. As well as careers based on the chosen subjects students may also consider teaching, training, human resource management, and many others. The core professional studies (education) modules have been developed to support your professional development, engage you in the wider context of learning and teaching and provide you with the tools to become successful learners in Higher Education. Furthermore, we anticipate that you will demonstrate and apply these skills during your professional placement and be able to offer them to future employers. Entry requirements A minimum of 200 tariff points will normally be required. Up to 40 of these points can derive from Main Key Skill qualifications at Level 3 and up to 40 from AS qualifications. General Studies is accepted. BTEC: four merit passes. GCSEs: English, Maths, at Grade C or above (or equivalent).
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