Course Details Course Benefits Fire your passion for sport and help to transform lives and shape communities. Sport development officers provide opportunities for participation in sport for all sections of society and encourage people to lead healthier lives. You will examine management and leadership styles and attributes as you learn how to attract investment and develop inclusive sporting pursuits that benefit disadvantaged and under-represented social groups and communities. You will develop the confidence to challenge inequalities in sport, and you will hone your teamwork and planning skills so that you can lead on sporting projects to improve participation rates. Our course team is led by Stephen Robson, who has more than 20 years' experience of practising and teaching sport and recreation development. Stephen works in national settings to keep the course at the forefront of current provision. Along with other team colleagues he has contributed to two editions of the highly successful Routledge textbook Sports Development: Policy, Process and Practice. Members of the team have also edited and published a text book called Strategic Sport Development, the first text of its kind in the field. All our sport and recreation development staff have significant professional experience to draw upon in supporting the next generation of sports development professionals. **RESIDENTIALS** During your first year you will have the opportunity to take part in a residential experience. This will be a chance to meet new friends and take part in a number of challenges to develop your problem solving and team working skills. Activities can include rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, walking, canoeing and kayaking.