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FdSc Community Sports Management (West Ham United Foundation)

Course overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Sport

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

A degree with West Ham United Foundation will push you closer to your desired career in football and sport.

If you want to study Sport at University and experience outstanding opportunities within the Community Sports industry, this degree is for you. West Ham United Foundation and University of East London have partnered together to offer ambitious and driven students like you, with an opportunity to study with, and work alongside one of the biggest football clubs and sports organisations in the world.

West Ham United Foundation are one of the largest and most successful community departments in the Premier League. Students studying on our degree programme will have the opportunity to work alongside our talented staff during their lectures, seminars, workshops, field trips and industry placements.

Students can graduate with a foundation degree after studying for 2-years with West Ham United Foundation, and choose whether they want to continue their studies with a top-up 3rd year in BSc (Hons) Sports, PE & Development, or progress with their career in sport, utilising the contacts and experiences they have gained during their first two years at university.

UCAS points

80

Course options

Foundation Degree

UCAS code

N8C6

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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91%

Employment

91% of graduates in work or further education within 6 months of graduation (DLHE, 2016/17)

Premier League Link

This partnership with the West Ham United Foundation offers you a unique experience and exciting new career opportunities in professional sport.

85%

Overall satisfaction

Our university scored 85% overall satisfaction by the students in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018

EnquireVisit

Andrew Griffiths

WHU Foundation Programme Leader 

The Applied Community Sports foundation degree with West Ham United Foundation and UEL offers you the chance to work with a Premier League football club. During your two years with West Ham and UEL, you will study a range of topics that impact sport, professional clubs and the wider community.

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,382.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

Bank Of England Scholarship Programme

European Funding Guide

The Student Disability Association Fund

Sir John Cass’s Foundation

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

The Newby Trust

Walcot Foundation

Scholarships Search

Some courses offer the option of a placement year, giving you the chance to gain valuable work experience in a relevant industry between your second and third years. If you are an international student on a Tier 4 visa, you are able to undertake a placement if it is an integral and assessed part of your course.

In 2018/19 placement year tuition fees are set at £1,060.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

Entry requirements

80

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
A Levels – including a pass at A2 Level in PE, Sport or Science related subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma in a related subject.
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

SEE YOUR COUNTRY
Applications should demonstrate an existing commitment to encourage sports participation through areas such as community coaching, support to PE provision in school, volunteering at events.
 
Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

Community Sport and Sport Management are two growing areas in the sports industry. Our degree programme recognises this as well as the potential employment opportunities for you upon graduation. The Community Sport Management degree has a mixture of academic topics and practical experiences within the modules you will study, providing you with fantastic understanding of what underpins a community sports organisation and its corporate social responsibility strategy.


The degree programme and our dynamic lecturers will deliver expert content in Sports Coaching, Leadership, Community Sport, Professional Development, Management, Marketing, Health and Leisure, Marketing, Sports Management and Sport Development. Our lecturers are highly qualified, experienced and extremely committed to helping you succeed whilst you are studying with us, and will continue to push you to excel in your subject area. This degree will thoroughly prepare you for graduate employment after two or three years.  

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

Current Issues in Sport
Coaching Principles
Essential Skills for Sport
Sports Leadership and Management
Principles of Sports Marketing
Professional Development (Sports Placement 1)
Professional Development (Sports Placement 2)
Sports, Health and Leisure
Disability Sport & PE
Sports Management & Marketing
Community Sport Development
Research Methods and Design

How you'll be assessed

  • Year 1 = Practical (20%), Portfolio (10%), Presentation (30%), Written (40%).
  • Year 2 = Practical (20%), Portfolio (20%), Presentation (30%), Written (30%).

Each year you will spend around 270 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

The approximate amount for this course are:

  • Year 1: scheduled teaching – 270 hours; guided independent study – 930 hours.
  • Year 2: scheduled teaching – 270 hours; guided independent study – 930 hours.

Course specification

How you'll learn

The theoretical topics within the degree programme will be complimented with field trips, guest speakers and industry placements. During your first two years, students will visit sports arena’s in the local area such as; London Stadium, Velodrome, Aquatics Centre, the O2 Arena, Excel Centre, Copper Box and the Olympic Park.

We also provide opportunities for you to work in the summer months, either on West Ham United Foundation’s local programmes in East London and Essex, or on some of our international programmes. In the past three years our students have visited Austria, Sweden, Spain and Turkey, and you will have opportunities similar to this. Furthermore, students who excel may have the opportunity to work on West Ham United Foundation’s international programmes across Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

We won’t hide our enthusiasm about the exciting opportunities in sport that our university-football partnership offers you. Students from all sports, with a variety of backgrounds are encouraged to apply, as we also work closely with other established sports organisations such as, The FA, Kick It Out, Essex Cricket Club, London Lions, London Sport, Lawn Tennis Association and the Rugby Football Union. During your placement, you can choose to work within the sport that interests you most, transferring and using the knowledge gained from West Ham United Foundation into your chosen field.


Who will teach on this course

Gerry Diver

Andrew Griffiths

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Since launching the course in 2015, the degree has become hugely popular and produced high calibre graduates who are now working across the sports industry. Our most recent graduates have achieved full-time and part-time positions at incredible sports organisations such as; West Ham United FC, Manchester City FC (in Abu Dhabi), Crystal Palace FC, Arsenal FC, London Sport, The FA, Essex Cricket Club, London Lions, London Basketball Association and more. After completing their degree, our graduates have remained a part of the West Ham United family, regularly visiting our current students to talk about their journey so far and what they had to do in order to graduate and succeed.

west ham graduates

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