MCAST Advanced Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
Course CodeCS4-03-15 CS4-A3-15(on apprenticeship)
MQF LevelLevel 4
Duration2 years full-time or on apprenticeship
Awarding BodyMCAST
Fees
Entry RequirementsMCAST-BTEC Diploma in Sport or MCAST Diploma in Sport or 4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes Compulsory: English Preferred: Physical Education and Biology
Other Entry RequirementsTo confirm eligibility for the Fitness Test, a medical certificate as well as a signed consent form need to be handed in on the day of the scheduled Fitness Test. Applicants under the age of 18 need to present a parental consent form signed by their parents to be able to carry out the said test. Successful performance in the Fitness Test which includes: 35 metre sprint Sit and reach Vertical jump Beep test Agility test (a minimum of 50 % of the overall mark needs to be achieved to be able to start the course)
Course DescriptionThe MCAST Advanced Diploma in Sports (Development, Coaching and Fitness) has been developed to meet the growing employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry. The qualification provides opportunities for work applications in sports. These include careers in exercise and fitness, coaching, officiating and sports development as well as sport-related business ventures. Students are expected to attend work placements and coaching experiences (including sessions at MCAST’s own gym), as well as organise sports activities throughout the course for which they will be assessed. Students will also officiate several sporting events both within MCAST as well as in the local sporting scenario.
Study/Course DeliveryThe course content is covered through a mix of lectures to cover the theoretical aspects of the units, supervised practical sessions at MCAST as well as through the participation in and organisation of various sports events both with and outside of MCAST.
AssessmentThe course is mainly assessed through assignments and knowledge question sessions, practical assessments and work placements.
Programme Learning Outcomes1. Practise individual sports and team sports 2. Assess a variety of risks in different sport events 3. Organise a range of sport events 4. Develop fitness and exercise programmes.
Core Study UnitsGym instructor Coach Sports development officer
Specialist UnitsPrinciples of Anatomy and Physiology in Sports & Fitness Fitness Training and Programming Sports Coaching Sports Development Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise Sports Nutrition Psychology for Sports Performance Exercise, Health and Lifestyle Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise Adventure Activity Sports Injuries Organising Sports Events Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People Sport as a Business Practical Team Sports Practical Individual Sports Key Skills Units Entrepreneurship 1 Entrepreneurship 2 English Maltese
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
Career OpportunitiesMCAST Higher Diploma in Exercise for Health

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