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Working with people in sport and fitness, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 9 months
    Duration
This Working with people in sport and fitness module at The Open University UK is a work-related module that’s invaluable if you work, or are intending to work, in sport and fitness 
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Overview

It will be of particular value to sports coaches, fitness trainers and aspiring P.E. teachers who are interested in developing their personal skills and becoming more effective as practitioners. 

The Working with people in sport and fitness module at The Open University UK uses a reflective approach to developing personal skills such as communication, motivation, team working and leadership, and learning physical skills.

You will learn

This module will enable you to:

  • demonstrate an ability to apply a range of motivational techniques and adapt to individual/group needs and motives
  • demonstrate an awareness of the need to communicate in different ways to meet the needs of groups and individuals
  • apply insights gained from working practice of training, instructional or coaching roles and relate this to instructional frameworks
  • describe the characteristics of effective leadership and team working
  • analyse case studies and draw out relevant information to inform your own learning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 9 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

The module consists of six study topics, each covering different personal skills required in sport and fitness settings:
  • Learning in sport and fitness settings
  •  Getting the message across: interpersonal communication
  • Effective teamwork in sport and fitness
  • Leadership in sport and fitness
  • Motivation in sport and fitness settings
  • Developing physical skills for sport and fitness

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements to study this module.

  • However, it would be beneficial for you to have a paid or voluntary role in sport and fitness or be familiar with sport and fitness settings as an active participant.

Tuition Fee

Funding

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