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Develop a broad understanding of sports coaching and education. This course offers you a flexible route into the sport or education industry; whether that’s coaching, teaching PE or another sports-related career. You’ll develop hands-on expertise through a course that mixes modules on sports coaching, teaching and the organisation of sport.
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above
DBS check required
UCAS points 96
UCAS code SCP1
UCAS institution code P63
Duration Three years full-time or direct entry to years two and three
This course offers you a very broad understanding of sport, coaching and physical education meaning you could turn your career to coaching at an elite level, teaching, or broader sport development and management themes. It enables you to develop hands-on expertise in coaching and teaching, underpinned by an in-depth understanding of how to deliver coaching, how people learn, sport analysis, and sport science.
This degree provides a foundation for a range of careers in sport, including recognised pathways into PGCE and Masters programmes. As you develop your understanding of career options, you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to best meet your future needs.
Lecturers are qualified teachers or hold high industry level coaching awards
The teaching team bring a range of experience from professional clubs and schools
Develop your knowledge of sport and coaching practice in our world-class Sport & Health Centre
Gain experience from work placements and via our extensive links with schools and professional and community sports clubs
Opportunities to earn industry-recognised qualifications including UKCC awards and first aid certificates
Overseas study opportunities in the USA
“ In our first year we are learning how to run practical coaching sessions. We film them and then analyse ourselves and discuss strengths and weaknesses of different coaching styles. During the second year we will learn about the fundamental mechanics and movements of the body and about physiology and psychology in sport. In third year we can choose some our modules based on the career path we want to work towards”
Please note: optional modules are marked with an *
BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education graduates could go on to roles in sports coaching, sport development, further education lecturers, the Armed Forces or sport governing bodies. They can also progress on to a PGCE to qualify as a PE teacher or embark on postgraduate studies such as a Master's degree or research.
Course leaderView full profile
My name is Kelvin Kirk, and having started as a PE teacher, I now head up this course having taught in university for nearly 20 years. During this time I progressed up through the coaching ranks of volleyball to become a Coaching Staff Tutor, awarding coaching qualifications. More recently, these generic coaching skills were transferred to junior football, which I coached for several years. I believe this wealth of experience and real-world knowledge will be of great advantage to my students’ learning experience. In addition to my sporting passions I am particularly interested in the areas of primary PE, and the increasing use of modern technology in enhancing PE.
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,500 per annum
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
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Associate ProfessorView 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.
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