A minimum of 72 UCAS points
This course is ideal for the aspiring sports coach and those who are looking to strengthen their industry experience.
Modules will equip you with the professional skills to work as an effective coach and introduce you to the underpinning principles of teaching practice and sport science to help inform your coaching practice.
Full-time: 2 years
What will I study?
Students will experience a number of different learning environments designed to develop skills in sports coaching. There is a work placement* in the sport industry between Year 1 and Year 2. Modules include:
- Psychology for Sport and Exercise
- Introduction to Events Management*
- Practical Sports Coaching Skills
- Anatomy and Physiology*
- Professional Development for Sports Coaches*
- Academic Preparation and Development
- The Sports Experience
- Research Skills for Sport and Physical Activity
- Sport Policy and Agencies
- Pedagogy for Sports Coaches
- Applied Physiology: Growth, Development and Training in Young People*
- Positive Communication and Counselling Skills
- Learning at Work II*
- Event Planning, Management and Evaluation*
*these modules are optional
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning and assessment activity, plus field trips. Your actual contact hours may depend on which optional modules you select, but the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each year of the course:
Year 1: 24% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
Teaching, Learning and Assessment: 288 hours
Independent Study: 912 hours
Year 2: 24% of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity
Teaching, Learning and Assessment: 288 hours
Placement: 20 hours
Independent Study: 892 hours
Percentage of course assessed by coursework
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:
8% Written exams
Feedback is supplied via Turnitin or directly from the module tutor. The majority of submissions are made via Turnitin and feedback for coursework is provided four working weeks after the submission date. If for unforeseen reasons this is not possible, the reasons will be communicated to the students within 2 weeks and the feedback prioritised within the department.
Written feedback will be supported verbally should the student require clarification. Formative assessment feedback will be provided at the time of completion where possible, with more detailed summative feedback for reports.
*Travel arrangements at your own cost.
- A minimum of 72 UCAS points
- BTEC / GNVQ / NVQ at Level 3 in a relevant subject such as Sport, Public Services or Adventure Sport
- Access to HE Diploma
- Applications from Mature Students with relevant work experience, qualifications and academic aptitude will be considered on an individual basis.
- Top-up route to BA (Hons) in Sports Coaching or other related subject.
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students, entering University, can be found on the student finance page. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
University Centre Reaseheath is committed to providing additional financial support to those who need it. To find out about the bursary schemes available visit the additional financial support pages on our website.
All Higher Education students are given the opportunity to apply for residential accommodation. First year students are guaranteed accommodation and this offer is made to all applicants who live more than a reasonable daily travelling distance from Reaseheath and who apply before 31st July of the year they intend to start their course. For full details on our halls of residence visit the accommodation pages.
We have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to offer you support when and if you need it during your time with us. These include our Student Services team, Higher Education Support Team (HEST), Library and Learning Resources and the Reaseheath Careers Service. You will find more information on the support provided at Reaseheath here.
Before you apply you can come and visit us at one of our HE Open Events to see what we have to offer. Once we have received your application we will invite you to attend an Offer Holder Day.
Applications for full-time Degrees and Foundation Degrees are made through UCAS. Applications for all other full-time courses such as Access to HE and Level 4 Diplomas should be made directly to Reaseheath via the online application form. You can find out more here.
For students to get the best out of their time at University Centre Reaseheath, we must both recognise that we owe obligations to each other. These obligations are set out in our Higher Education Student Contract. Before you accept an offer of a place at University Centre Reaseheath, it is important that you read these contract conditions. If you are going to be living in Halls of Residence, you will also need to read the Student Accommodation Licence Conditions. Both of these contracts can be found here.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is correct, some details may be subject to change.