The programme is delivered online and there is no requirement to come to the UK as part of your studies. Our flexible online programme allows you to work around your own schedule and leads to a globally-recognised, academically sound and industry focused qualification that is highly valued by sports organisations.
When you register, we will give you access to the Student Portal. You can then access your University of London email account and other key resources including:
The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which offers online learning support, access to the student café and discussion areas, past examination papers and other study materials.
The Online Library provides access to over 100 million academic electronic items comprising E-books, E-journals, conference proceedings, etc. In addition, students can request items which are not held in the library via the library's Inter-Library loans service with the British Library.
Senate House Library provides free reference access for all registered distance and flexible learning students.
All essential resources, activities, videos, discussions and support are provided through the VLE. This allows you to fit your studies around your work commitments. There is no need to purchase additional textbooks.
We are committed to delivering an exceptional student experience for all of our students, regardless of which of our programmes you are studying and whether you are studying independently or with a Recognised Teaching Centre.
You will have access to support through:
- The Student Advice Centre – provides support for application and Student Portal queries.
- TalkCampus – a peer support service that offers a safe and confidential way to talk about whatever is on your mind at any time of day or night.
The flexible approach to learning allows students to complete the PGCert in a minimum of one academic year to a maximum of five years.
Individual modules can be completed in a minimum of six months to a maximum of two years.
Each module is assessed through either a two-hour unseen written examination or a combination of coursework elements of different weighting, consisting of a range of assessment types including reports, policy documents, limited-text presentations and (recorded) oral presentations. All modules are equally weighted.
The written examination will take place in January and June each year.
A student may choose whether or not to be formally assessed in the credit-bearing individual modules for which they are registered. Students who choose to be formally assessed will be assessed in the same way as students studying for the Postgraduate Certificate.
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World Academy of Sport study centres
To enhance your learning experience the option exists for students to combine their online studies with face-to-face tuition. Initially, this with be available through accredited World Academy of Sport study centres.
Initially, if prospective students are interested in exploring WAoS study centre opportunities, please contact WAoS at email@example.com