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Developing Sustainable Enterprises (Community Sport) (CertHE)

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This programme is subject to re-validation.

Students on the programme will consider the challenges faced by those setting up and running a Community Sports Organisation.  

Running a community sport organisation requires many focuses, including business management and finance experience, safeguarding, governance and a high level of organisational skills.  Our programme will consider the role and objectives of sports organisations in the community, develop a plan for progression, increased participation and financial planning to include sustainable funding sources.

Our students are part of a community of students and staff where small group problem based learning enables them to gain the skills required to creatively solve the problems of the future. 

We hope that our graduates will be a part of shaping the sustainable future of community sports organisations.


CertHE Developing Sustainable Enterprised (Community Sports)
UCAS code: DSC6.
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Full-time applicants who wish to start in September should apply through UCAS. Part-time applicants, or applicants who wish to start in January or May, should apply through the University

Book an Open Day Request Information
Contact Email: j.shore@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Jessica Jane Shore

Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course?

  1. Be part of rethinking business for a changing world by joining an award winning business school*
  2. Study business from a contemporary perspective with modules designed to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for leading business in the future. 
  3. Join a supportive environment where you will discuss topics in small groups in a learning community of staff and students
  4. Enhance your employability through strong established links with industry and the public and third sectors through live projects, internships, guest lectures and fieldwork. 
  5. Benefit from excellent academic and pastoral support.

*UWTSD Carmarthen Business School: Rethinking Business for a Changing World Winner of ‘Tomorrow’s Employees’ at the Green Gown Awards 2018

What you will learn

Course Overview

Adopting key Business principles in the third sector or community sports organisations, is the best way to navigate the challenges faced.  Whether it is becoming financially sustainable, increasing participation,  business planning or identify needs of the community in terms of health and well-being, this course is the one for you. 

As a student at UWTSD’s Carmarthen Business School you will be part of a supportive learning community with enthusiastic, research active staff who endeavour to help you maximize your time at UWTSD.  We have a progressive and transformational approach to learning that builds independence and self-determination in our learners.

As part of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake an internship, engage in fieldwork and benefit from a range of guest lectures from Sport entrepreneurs and business leaders.  We have links with a wide range of organisations, many of whom offer the opportunity for our students to engage in live project work as part of their studies

Outside of your course, UWTSD’s Carmarthen Campus provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment where first class learning spaces and high quality resources combine with green lawns, landscaped areas and flexible social spaces.

Module Topics

Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE)

  • Community Development (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Community Sport (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Financial Management and Accounting (20 credits; compulsory)
  • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module)
  • Sustainable Enterprise (20 credits; compulsory).

The Developing Sustainable Enterprises (Community Sport) programme is assessed by a combination of innovative and more traditional methods which are designed to develop students’ understanding, problem solving and creative thinking during their year of study.

Assessments are closely linked to learning activities, where students build understanding and skills in weekly sessions, and are able to learn from formative assessment throughout the programme. 

Graduate Attributes Framework

This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.

The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving. 

Related Links

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Key Information

Entry Criteria

We are interested in applicants who are involved in the running of a community sport organisation and are looking to implement key Business principles within their organisation.  Previous study is not required and we welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates progress to a range of areas within the public, private and voluntary sectors in areas such as sustainability leadership, financial management, marketing, community sports development, project management, community development and regeneration. 

Graduates may use their new skills and experience to further develop their community sport organisation, this could include new focus, expansion or transformation. 

An emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation within the programme has also meant that a number of our recent graduates have left to successfully set up their own enterprises and Carmarthen Business School is proactive in signposting students to internal and external support for business development.

Several of our graduates also choose to progress to further study at Undergraduate level, Masters and Doctoral level either within UWTSD or at other universities.  At Carmarthen Business School we offer a range of postgraduate programmes and have a number of active Doctoral students.

Students who successfully complete this course can apply to ‘top up’ to the BA Rural Enterprise Management.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.

Student Quotes

Fiona Bowskill

“The teaching style in this course is more laid back and interactive with smaller groups, which increases the contact between staff and students which in turn helps to increase the confidence of students allowing them to grow and flourish. Having sustainability built into the course helps to Increase the chances of employability.  Thank you Louise for encouraging me to sign up for this course, it has allowed me to grow so much in this short amount of time.”

Honi Sieczych

“I like this course for the style of learning as I prefer one to one learning or in small groups compared with 200 people with one lecturer who doesn't know their students. The sustainable approach of learning in this course is also more attractive to me and there is a focus on students doing well and understanding the subject. The tutors are approachable and guide us at any time we need it. The course itself is a pioneer program for sustainability and lead us to change the ways  we live, work and promote sustainability which is great!!! Much appreciated, thank you very much!”

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries, and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.