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Course overview

Those engaged in sport development devise ways of enabling individuals to start, stay and succeed in sport. In essence much of the sport development process is about promoting positive behaviour change (e.g. from inactivity to activity) and creating a supportive environment for this change to occur. It is therefore imperative that professionals working in this area have the appropriate underpinning knowledge and skill to enable this process. We provide you with the knowledge and skills required for employment within the sport industry.

Start Date
September, 2018
Study Option
  • Warrington Campus
3 Years

Why Study Sport Development with us?

The Sport Development course at Warrington is designed to produce ‘thinking practitioners’.

The course is based on robust academic underpinnings but also has a strong vocational focus and looks to both embed and then refine the important transferable skills required by employers in a variety of sport-related industries. The programme has been endorsed by SkillsActive and The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

There are also opportunities to gain additional vocational qualifications (e.g. First Aid) and National Governing Body (NGB) awards relevant to industry needs.

Warrington Campus

The Warrington Campus specialises in delivering innovative and employment focused courses within four main sectors: Media; Business; Public Services; and Sport.

In the past ten years, the campus has benefited from a £12 million investment in new buildings and facilities, including a new Students’ Union bar, library and business centre. And with all the student accommodation located right at the heart of the campus, this only reinforces the sense of Warrington being a close-knit and supportive campus to study at.

In addition to this, you’ll also find staff from our award-winning Student Support and Guidance team, and from our Careers and Employability team, based at the Warrington Campus. You’ll also never be hard pressed to find a computer at one of our open-access computer suites.

The multiprofessional partnerships we have formed with organisations such as the Cheshire Police Service and Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club further enhance our courses and your employability.

If Media is your thing, you’ll benefit from the top-end facilities available within the North West Media Centre. These include industry standard TV and music studios, media and radio production laboratories, photography studios, Mac labs and journalism suites. The Warrington Campus also has great sports facilities, and is the training ground for Warrington Wolves.

Warrington Town Hall

Life in Warrington

The town of Warrington is becoming increasingly well-known for its innovative and diverse schedule of events and performance, including live concerts, theatre, variety shows, cabaret and comedy. Parr Hall is the town's premier venue for live music, while Pyramid is a leading centre for the arts.

The town centre is host to a wide selection of clubs, pubs and bars to suit all tastes, ranging from the hip and trendy to the traditional tavern. Whether you're into house, hip hop, indie, rock or jazz, you'll always find somewhere you'll love.

Warrington is well-known for the Warrington Wolves rugby league club, one of the premier teams in Europe and were recent winners of the Challenge Cup for two years running.

Warrington is particularly well-placed for students who enjoy a trip to the city, situated half an hour from the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester.

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