The CertHe Sports Coaching and Development will prepare you for entry onto the second year of the BSc Sports Coaching and Development degree and to work in a multitude of coaching, teaching and development roles, instilling the coaching, leadership and development skills that will allow you to change lives through sport. You will gain first-hand experience of working in the sports industry, either with a sports development organisation, a social enterprise, a school or community club. Through these placements, you’ll gain an understanding of the changing nature of sports development, from grass roots community projects that engage people to take up sport or physical activity, to working with elite athletes at the top of their game. Modules you will study include introduction to sports coaching, physical education and school sport, community sports development, enterprise in sport, leadership in sport, applied sports coaching and practical work-based learning modules. These work-based learning modules are an opportunity for you to gain valuable experiences that will build and test your existing knowledge and skills, while enhancing your personal reputation and networks in the sport industry. This Sports Coaching and Developing course is based at USW Sport Park. At USW Sport Park, we have a brand-new specially designed sporting performance facility that focuses on rugby and football coaching. It includes a specialist centre for strength and conditioning with 12 lifting platforms, providing a high performance environment for aspiring athletes. Our full-size indoor 3G pitch is built to the Fifa Pro standard and World Rugby 22 standard. It will guarantee training all year round for our rugby, football and coaching students. We are the only university in England and Wales to offer this facility. You'll also find a notational analysis suite and over 30 acres of playing fields, including five floodlit pitches. We have a sand-dressed 'astroturf' pitch, as well as a full-size FIFA approved 3G pitch. In addition to these all-weather pitches, there are six grass football pitches, three grass rugby pitches, and a large changing pavilion. Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales national football team and Cardiff City Football Club, as well as the touring New Zealand, South Africa and Australia rugby squads. This confirms the high quality of our pitches and the versatility of our equipment.