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					        The University of Hong Kong




Bachelor of Science (Honours)
               in
Work Based Learning Studies
(Sport Coaching and Performance)

(2012 Spring)




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Course No. HS 29-819-00/12

“The course operator is applying for exemption under the Non-local Higher and
Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance.”
Pathways to Undergraduate in Sports Coaching and Performance offered by HKU SPACE and Partner Institutions


              Certificate or               Advanced Diploma in Sports           Advanced Diploma in            Undergraduate
           Advanced Level or               Coaching and Performance              Fitness and Exercise             Degree
          Mature with Experience           (HKU SPACE) or equivalent          Management (HKU SPACE)
                                                                                     or equivalent

             Year 1 Advanced
             Certificate Studies              Year 1 Bachelor Studies
           Advanced Certificate in          BSc Honours in Work Based           Year 1 Bachelor Studies
            Sports Coaching and                  Learning Studies
                                                                                 BSc Honours in Sport
               Performance                      (Sports Coaching and
                                                                                 Management (UNN)
               (HKU SPACE )                        Performance)
                                                                                          +                     Master Studies
                    +                                  (MU)
                                                                                Year 2 Bachelor Studies
                                                         +
                  Year 2                                                                                      Master of Physical
                                                                                 BSc Honours in Sport        Education and Sport
          Advanced Diploma Studies            Year 2 Bachelor Studies
                                                                                 Management (UNN)              Training (BSU)
           Advanced Certificate in                                                       +
            Sports Coaching and
                                            Bsc Honours in Work Based           Year 3 Bachelor Studies
               Performance
              (HKU SPACE)                        Learning Studies
                                                (Sports Coaching and
                                                   Performance)
             Award of Advanced                         (MU)                      BSc Honours in Sport
              Diploma in Sports                                                  Management (UNN)
          Coaching and Performance
               (HKU SPACE)                 Award of Bachelor of Science
                                           degree with Honours in Work
                                                                              Award of Bachelor of Science
                                              Based Learning Studies
                                                                              degree with Honours in Sport
                                               (Sports Coaching and
                                                                                      Management
                                                  Performance)
                                                                                         (UNN)
                                                       (MU)

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                    Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Work Based Learning Studies
                          (Sport Coaching and Performance) (2012 Spring)
                                           HS 29-819-00/12


INTRODUCTION

It is expected that demand for services in sport education and training in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta
will increase and that opportunities to work in this industry will expand further due to the increasing focus upon
China hosting the 2008 Olympic Games, Hong Kong hosting the 2009 East Asia games and Guangzhou hosting
the 2010 Asian Games; and the increased thrust from Government towards greater participation in sport and
exercise by the community, Healthy Exercise for All Campaign, Hong Kong being the Sports Events capital of
Asia, the introduction of the Sport Commission and major development projects with culture and sport, at its
centre.

Finally, the worldwide trend in coach education is towards competency-based, as opposed to knowledge-based
qualifications in coaching and this new programme, the Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance is
intended to provide a vehicle to develop such competencies and skills, and provide an opportunity for progression
to planned higher academic levels.

PROGRAMME DURATION

Planned to commence in May 2012 / October 2012, the Bachelors degree is normally a two year part-time
programme structured around the accumulation of credit points. The number of credits required for award of the
Bachelors degree with Honours is 360. Students will need to attend occasional seminars and tutorials that will
normally take place in the evening during the week, and occasionally at weekends. This is expected to be
complemented by self-directed study.

PROGRAMME AIMS

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Work Based Learning Studies (Sport Coaching and Performance) degree
programme is intended to develop learners who have the capabilities needed to manage their own learning, can
critically evaluate their own work based and independent learning and negotiate, design and complete work based
or independent learning projects that meet both their own needs and those of their
employers/sponsors/organisations. Students should have the theoretical and vocational competencies to
understand how to provide for individual and team needs in the field of sport coaching, understand how to
develop specific theoretical and applied knowledge and understanding in the field and appreciate the
methodologies needed to undertake research projects that will have an immediate impact within organisations.

     1. Manage their own learning;

     2. Critically evaluate their own work based and independent learning;

     3. Negotiate, design and implement work based or independent learning projects that meet both their own
        needs and those of their employers/sponsors/organisations;

     4. Critically analyse specific projects in the field of Sport Coaching and Sport Performance and make
        recommendations for future planning or development
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND PROFILE

This programme is developed upon the understanding that students will have acquired fundamental skills and
concepts about Sport Coaching and Performance by studying the Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and
Performance offered by HKU SPACE. Successful completors of this programme will be recognised as carrying
180 credits forward to their BSc studies. Holders of other relevant qualifications will have their credit standing
assessed during the first module of the programme and may study modules of the Advanced Diploma in Sport
Coaching and Performance to gain further knowledge and/ or make up a credit deficiency. The modules
comprising the WBS programme provide for accumulation of a further 180 credits, and the development of Work
Based Learning skills.



1.    Review of Learning (WBS 2515)

      This module provides the opportunity to compile a claim for academic credit, based on learning the student
      has already obtained. Some of this learning may be from courses attended, but the claim is likely to be
      focused on experiential learning gained from work or other experiences. The learning should be
      rationalised in relation to the award sought and is presented in a portfolio.
      Maximum credits: 15 credits + Portfolio assessment of up to 40 credits

2.    Planning Work Based Learning in Context ( WEB 2815)

      This module provides the opportunity for students to plan their own customised programme of Work Based
      Learning Studies. It situates students as self managed learners with considerable knowledge about the
      learning they already have and what outcomes they aim to achieve through their programme of study. The
      programme should be based upon their knowledge and learning, and meet the needs of the student,
      employer and the University.
      Maximum credits: 15 credits

3.    Professional Practitioner Inquiry (WBS 3630)

      This module outlines a range of methods that can be used to research issues in the workplace, to undertake
      group activities and to produce a research portfolio for assessment. During this module students develop a
      Learning Diary, as an ongoing record of the insights gained about research, compile related research and
      development notes and materials, and develop a proposal for their Work Based Projects.
      Maximum credits: 30 credits

4.    Effective Writing for Professional Practice (WBS 3220)

      This module aims to equip students to undertake a literature search through web-based activities, and a
      literature review through a written assignment, as a combined module, which is intended to underpin the
      research project.
      Maximum credits: 20 credits


5.    Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (WBS 3760)

      This module requires students to undertake a minimum of two work based projects in the area of fitness
      and exercise that is relevant to their work situation and that demonstrates an understanding of the suitable
      application of research methods.
      Maximum credits: 60 credits




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HOW DO YOU OBTAIN YOUR CREDITS?

Students are required to accumulate a total of 360 credits. Credits are awarded to students for previous post
secondary academic studies related to the subject area, successful completion of Work Based Learning modules
(WBS 2515, 2815, 3630, 3220 and 3760) and their claim for learning derived from the workplace (WBS 2515).
The number of credits that may be awarded for each module of this programme are shown on the previous page.

                   WORK BASED LEARNING STUDIES PROGRAMME ROUTE

     Commencement May                          Accredited Activity                    Commencement October
                                    (Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and
                                     Performance HKU SPACE, or equivalent)

          1st Trimester                        Review of Learning                         1st Trimester
 October to December2012                           WBS 2515                             May to August 2012

         2nd Trimester            Planning Work Based Learning in Context                   2nd Trimester
     January to April 2013                       WBS 2815                              September to December
                                                                                                2012
        3rd Trimester
      May to August 2013                                +
                                         Professional Practitioner Inquiry                 3rd Trimester
                                                   WBS3630                             January to April 2013


         4th Trimester              Effective Writing for Professional Practice           4th Trimester
    September to December                           WBS 3220                            May to August 2013
              2013

       5th / 6th Trimester           Negotiated Work Based Learning Project               5th /6th Trimester
             January                              WBS 3760                             September2013 to April
                  to                                                                             2014
          August 2014

                                       Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
                                        Work Based Learning Studies
                                      (Sport Coaching and Performance)

TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT

Students accepted onto this programme of studies will generally be working professionals (paid or voluntary) and
are expected to develop their learning in the workplace. Modules are student-centred and require independent
study and learning. These modules will be supported by resource packs, seminars, tutorials and workshop sessions
during each 12 week semester. All classes will be conducted by qualified academic and professional staff from
Middlesex University and HKU SPACE who will have extensive teaching experience at tertiary level. This
process will be supported by advisors appointed for each student, the SOUL (SPACE Online Universal Learning)
and OASIS (MU) internet based system. The medium of instruction will normally be English.

Each module will be assessed on the basis of coursework that normally requires the development of one
substantial assignment. Successful students will receive credits and an overall grade.

TIMETABLE

Candidates will be informed of the schedule for seminars and workshops which will normally be held during
weekday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. but occasionally classes may be held at the weekends. Classes will
normally be scheduled to take place at the study rooms of Middlesex East Asia Center for Work Based Learning,
Unit 103, 1/F., Stanhope House, 734-738 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong.

A full timetable will be distributed to successful students before the commencement of studies.


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STUDY COMMITMENT

Whilst students are not required to attend regular classes they are expected to compensate for this by significant
self-directed studies during their own time. On average students will need to attend class once per month and
supplement this with self-directed weekly study of approximately 7 hours for WBS 2515 and WBS 2815,
14 hours for WBS 3630 and WBS 3220 and 30 hours for WBS 3760, depending upon the module.

CAREER PROGRESSION AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
The programme offers candidates the opportunity to continue their academic development in the field of Sport
Coaching and Performance.


Graduates with the relevant degree classification will be considered for entry to the Master of Physical Education
and Sport Training offered by Beijing Sports University in association with HKU SPACE.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The minimum entry requirements for this course are as follows:

      i)     Successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and Performance offered by the
             University of Hong Kong, the School of Professional and Continuing Education, or equivalent, as
             decided by the Accreditation of Prior Learning Committee of Middlesex University.
Or
      ii)    Mature applicants with work experience whether or not they have alternative qualifications. Such
             applicants may be required to undertake modules of the Advanced Diploma in Sport Coaching and
             Performance offered by HKU SPACE.
And
       All applicants should demonstrate a proficiency in English normally evidenced by a pass in IELTS at 6.0

And
       Normally have relevant work experience for a minimum period of two years.

ACADEMIC PROGRESSION

The programme offers candidates the opportunity to continue their academic development in the field of Sport
Coaching and Performance.

This qualification will meet the minimum entry requirement for the Master of Physical Education and Sport
Training programme offered by the University of Hong Kong - School of Professional and Continuing Education
in association with the Beijing Sport University, China.

COURSE FEE

The fee for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Work Based Learning Studies (Sport Coaching and Performance)
will be in the region of HK$76,000 which may be paid in two installments (Year 1: $38,000; Year 2: $38,000).
The first installment fees should be paid once a student is offered a place. (All fees are reviewed on an annual
basis and may be subject to change.)




FINANCIAL ASSISTANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND LOANS




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  Please be advised of the following organizations and schemes that may be approached for assistance:

  Non-means Tested loan scheme
  http://www.info.gov.hk/sfaa/cn/schemes/nlss.htm or contact SFAA at 2150 6222.


   APPLICATION PROCEDURE

   Complete and return to HKU SPACE the attached application form for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in
   Work Based Learning Studies (Sport Coaching and Performance) together with a cheque for HK$150/ HK$300
   application fee made payable to “HKU SPACE”. The closing date for application is May 22, 2012 / August 20,
   2012 (Late applications will be considered) but prospective students are encouraged to apply early.

   Return to:       Miss Winnie Law
                    c/o Sports, Exercise and Recreation Management Section,
                    The University of Hong Kong - SPACE
                    Room 1206-07, 12/F., Fortress Tower,
                    250 King’s Road, Fortress Hill,
                    Hong Kong

   FURTHER INFORMATION

   For further enquiries contact Miss Winnie Law, Sports, Exercise and Recreation Management Section,
   Telephone: 2587 3154; Fax: 2807 2054 or Email: winnie.law@hkuspace.hku.hk.

SPACE WEB SITE      :
    http://www.hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/bsc-hon-in-work-based-learning-studies-sport-coaching-and-performance




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