During your second year, you will study 9 units. More information about these units can be found below:
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY: This unit is about the mental side of sport. Have you ever wondered why players contiually miss in penalty shoot-outs? Have you ever wondered why a golfer may miss a shot to win? This unit will help you find out why. It will also provide you with specific psychological skills and techniques that can be used to deal with high pressure situations in sport.
WORK EXPERIENCE IN SPORT: This unit allows you to get a taste of what it would be like to work in the sports industry. Previously, students have completed work experience with; local gyms, local Primary and Secondary Schools, School Games Organisers, Sports Development Officers, Sports Coaching Companies and many more. The choice is yours. Whatever area you are interested in, this unit provides you with the opportunity to get a taste of what it would be like to work in a particular sporting role.
SPORTS INJURIES: Calling all Sports Therapists! During this unit, you will learn about different types of sports injuries from broken bones to sprained ligaments. We will take you through the whole process of rehabilitating an athlete, from calling the emergency services to stepping out on the field again. This unit is of particular interest if you would like to work as a Sports Therapist/ Physiotherapist.
ANALYSIS OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE: Do you think you could do better than Gary Neville? Then this is the unit for you! This unit involves analysing teams and individuals performance. You will begin the unit by learning how to analyse performance using different techniques. By the end of the unit, you will put your skills to the test! You will be asked to analyse the performance of teams and individuals both professionally and locally. A great chance for you to show off the skills you have learnt.
TALENT IDENTIFICATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN SPORT: Have you ever wondered how academies develop children into world class players? Have you ever wondered what academies look for in the first place? This unit will provide you with an insight to the different scouting methods used in different sports. You will learn how different organisations identify and nurture talent, before designing your own talent development programme.
ORGANISING SPORTS EVENTS: A personal favourite with our students. This unit provides you with an insight to what is involved in planning and delivering a sports event. You will learn about the different roles involved, before planning and delivering your own sports event! Previous events organised by students have included: FIFA Tournament, Seven-a-side football tournament, Ultimate Frisbee Tournamant and a Wii Fit Tournament!
SPORT AS A BUSINESS: Have you ever wanted to run your own business? This unit provides you with the knowledge and the skills required to allow you to set up your own sports business. You will begin the unit by learning about the different types of businesses in sport. By the end of the unit, you will be able to apply your knowledge once again, as you will be asked to complete market research and create a business plan for a particular sports business.
RULES, REGULATIONS AND OFFICIATING IN SPORT: Do you fancy yourself as the next top referee? This unit provides you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to do so. You will begin the unit by learning about the different rules and regulations for different sports. By the end of the unit you will put your skills to the test again! You will be asked to officiate in a sport of your choice to show of the skills you have developed throughout the unit.
INSTRUCTING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: This unit is another which is a mixture of practical and theory. At the start of the unit, you will learn about the different principles of training and how these can be adopted into a session or series of sessions. By the end of the unit, you will be tasked with planning, delivering and reviewing a physical activity session for a particular client.