Programme Content

                      

 

 

 

Introduction

Preparing for a career as a professional sports coach?  This programme prepares you to work in a performance or participation role, in schools, governing bodies of sport, professional sports clubs, or commercial sport and activity settings.  You will benefit from a teaching team that combines active coaching, coach education, coach employment and coach development experience.
 

Programme Features

Good mix of teaching staff
You will learn from a teaching team that combines active coaching with coach education, employment and development experience.

Essential skills for employment
You will learn the behaviours expected and needed for working in schools, sport governing bodies, and professional or commercial sport and physical activity settings.

Career prospects
This programme prepares you a career in both a performance or participation role in the industry, including professional sport clubs, commercial sport providers, sport governing body organisations, physical education roles in schools, commercial organisations, delivering physical literacy or sport-specific programmes, physical activity and strength & conditioning roles in universities, colleges or sport and leisure centres, management of coaching teams or programmes.

 

Modules

Enterprise in Sport Coaching

This module aims to provide you with an innovative learning environment where you will be able to develop business planning skills within a sports coaching context. You will explore key criteria for successful team-working and leadership in addition to key business management principles and practice. The module will help you to consider and develop your business and enterprise capabilities through the establishment of a small business.

Coaching Children and Young People

This module considers how young people develop physically, mentally and emotionally, and how they learn and develop skills. It provides specific examples to demonstrate how coaches can adapt training, practice and programmes to meet the needs of the young person / performer whilst also beginning to consider the process of identifying and developing elite performers from a young age.

Talent Development

The aim of this module is to advance your knowledge of talent development and expertise acquisition in the sport domain. The module will focus on contemporary models of talent development and the methods used to develop sporting expertise, through exploring and critiquing current talent development systems, where barriers and challenges will be identified. The module will also provide you with insights into coaching approaches and methods used by coaches to develop expert performers.

International Sport Coaching 

This module will encourage the utilisation of comparative techniques to critically scrutinise sport coaching systems within your domestic and other countries. Considering how cultural, social, historical and political factors impact sport coaching policy and influenced the delivery and development of sport coaching internationally. The module will examine and critique sport coaching as an intervention tool within sports coaching systems, assessing the impact of the coaching system on practising coaches.

Project in Sport

This module aims to develop your knowledge and skills of designing, implementing and evaluating a research project in a subject area related to sport and physical activity. Building on existing knowledge and employability skills developed on your programme, the module will support the development of a research question, which will include carrying out a research project under ethically safe conditions.

 

Assessment

Coursework, presentations and projects.

 

Recognition

QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 15/002711/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2025 

 

Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

Employment
  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

 

 

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Holders of VTC Higher Diploma in Sports Coaching

OR

  • Holders of relevant Higher Diploma, or Associate Degree, or equivalent qualifications, or experience (in terms of relevant credits and competency) will also be considered. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview.
     

English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;

OR

  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0, or equivalent.

 

 

Fees & Funding

Fees

  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$73,450 by 2 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,200 via NMTSS)


The tuition fee is as low as HK$250 if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$73,450 - NMTSS HK$33,200 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).



Scholarships

A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students.

 

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:


Financial Assistance Schemes
 
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,200 per year 
[AY2022/23]
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)

[AY2022/23]

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year


For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.

 

Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

This programme prepares you a career in both a performance or participation role in the industry, including professional sport clubs, commercial sport providers, sport governing body organisations, physical education roles in schools, commercial organisations, delivering physical literacy or sport-specific programmes, physical activity and strength & conditioning roles in universities, colleges or sport and leisure centres, management of coaching teams or programmes.

 

"SHAPE provided me with a holistic learning environment in sport coaching through academic knowledge and practical skills. The BSc (Honours) Sport Coaching programme transforms students into competent professional coaches."

Leo Tung
BSc (Honours) Sport Coaching

  • Grade 3 Instructor, Outward Bound HK


Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.

 

Student Awards

Student Awards
 

Student

Award

 Cheung Tsun On

Grand Award/Create Smart District in HK Competition 2021

 

 

 

Connect with Us

Enquiries

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Michael Lam

Tel. no.

2595 2612

Email

michaelhslam@vtc.edu.hk

 

 

General Enquiries

Mr. Thomas Yeung

Tel. no.

2595 8443

Email

thomasth@vtc.edu.hk

 

Connect with SHAPE Community


Connect with Sheffield Hallam Community

 

 

 

 

Registration No. : 252564. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.