Sports Development and Coaching (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

Sports Development and Coaching (Including Foundation Entry)

Course summary

On this exciting course of study you will learn about the history, development and structure of the sports industry in the UK, considering the social and cultural issues that surround sport, as well as the marketing and funding for sport policies, events and initiatives. You will learn discover how your skills and knowledge can be applied to important sport policy and anti-social behaviour campaigns within national organisations and practise delivering sport to the community through projects, work-related learning and volunteering opportunities You will have the option to look at athlete development and analysis, spending time in our Strength and Conditioning Laboratory where you will explore both traditional and advanced technologies and become familiar with the tools available in this field. You’ll have the opportunity to blend academic study with a professional sports environment in our award-winning fitness centre, Fitness Evolution. We encourage you to get as much industry experience as possible during this degree. Our strong links with the world of professional sport and industry partners enable you to seek volunteering and work opportunities, giving you first-hand knowledge of the professional environment. These experiences also give you a unique opportunity to network during your studies and prove beneficial after graduation.


The modules available on this course are: Year 0, Inquiry Based Learning, Preparing for Success: knowledge & Creativity, Student Development & Responsibility and Introduction to Sport Development & Performance. Year 1, Applied Business Field Study; Professional and Academic Skills for Sport; Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology; Human Sciences for Physical Education; Sport and Exercise Psychology: Emotions and Behaviour; Introduction to Coaching Theory and Practice; Understanding Sport Development. Year 2: Football: The Global Game (optional); Rugby Union: The Global Game (optional); Sports Operations Management (optional); Understanding People in Sports Business; Research in Sport and Exercise; Sport, Diversity and Wellbeing (optional); Sports Event Planning (optional); Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (optional); Coaching and Athlete Development; Cognition and Emotion in Sport and Exercise Psychology; Performance Analysis (optional); Sport Development Practice; Sports Nutrition. Year 3: Club Business: Football (optional); Club Business: Rugby (optional); Communications and PR in Sport; Small Business and Entrepreneurship (optional); Funding for Sport (optional); Professional Development and Employability (optional); Research Dissertation; Applied Performance Analysis (optional); Contemporary Coaching Issues (optional); Strategic Sport Development; Working and Learning in Exercise Health and Fitness.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include coursework and practical exams.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Sports Development and Coaching (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS