Use performance science to take your coaching to the next level.
UCAS code TBC
Duration Three years part-time
BSc (Hons) High Performance Coaching is designed for those who are passionate about sport coaching and want to have an impact on the development of performers and athletes in performance sport settings. The course will enhance your existing knowledge as a coach by broadening your understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin your practice. You'll critically examine your own coaching, enabling you to further develop your identity and career as a coach.
“ There are few qualifications which specifically focus on nurturing and developing those of us who wish to work in high performance sport. This course provides such an opportunity to those who aspire to be at the cutting edge of world sport and will very much help to bridge the gap which currently exists in terms high performance education. Having this opportunity at the start of my career, would have allowed me to hit the ground running much more readily. I fully endorse this exciting course.”
You could work as a performance coach, high performance coach, performance analyst or coach educator in professional sport, elite sport or National Governing Body. The nature of this course will enable you to acquire several transferable skills, valued by employers, to enhance your future employability. Additionally, you would be in a strong position should you wish to progress into post-graduate study.
“ In the first year you will learn about the process of sports coaching and how that operates in your environment. You will also learn about performance analysis and how this influences your practice design. During the second year you will learn about coaching theory and methods, talent pathways, the underpinning influences of sport science in coaching, and be introduced to business management from a coaching perspective. The third year will target your development as a coach in performance coaching. From here you be able to select and explore subjects that are most useful to you and your practice. These include; advanced analysis in coaching, leadership and management, advances in strength and conditioning, applied exercise physiology, performance biomechanics and applied sport psychology. ”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Blended learning consisting of online delivery, intensive delivery days, residential delivery, and dependent on suitability there may be in-situ coaching visits and assessments.
Includes written assignments (report and essays), coaching practicals, video uploads, virtual, online and live presentations and project work.
Aaron is an FA Coach Educator and a UEFA A Licence Coach. He has 12 years of professional football academy experience.View full profile
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Ben, currently undertaking a PhD specializing in vertical jump force-time analysis; monitoring and enhancing performance. He is also a Sport Science Officer lecturing in applied biomechanics and strength & conditioning.
Lecturer in Sport Development & CoachingView profile
Lee is an experienced sports coaching lecturer. He was formerly an academy coach for Bristol City FC and also worked for the Football Association on girls' football and grassroots football initiatives. He holds the UEFA B coaching licence.
Senior LecturerView profile
Melissa has research interests that include increasing self-awareness and positive growth and mental health, developing confidence and emotional control, reducing anxiety, and facilitating communication.
Senior LecturerView profile
Kass is a qualified PE teacher who has taught in schools, colleges, and universities in New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and the UK. He is a member of the University of Toronto’s Suffering, Pain and Ethics Lab Scientific Team. His research examines experiences and practices in physical activity health promotion, sport, and physical education.
Ian was an apprentice at Tottenham Hotspur, and played professionally for Plymouth Argyle and Wycombe Wanderers, representing England at Under 18 level. He retired through injury and now coaches at Plymouth Argyle’s Youth Academy. With a UEFA ‘B’ Licence and FA Youth Award coaching qualifications he understands the football-specific knowledge required to coach in a range of different environments, from ‘grassroots’ to the elite game. He teaches coaching process, coaching philosophy and behaviour, and the coach-player relationship.