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Course summary

Course overview

  • Serious about sports coaching? This Sports Coaching & Performance Foundation Entry degree will develop your academic knowledge, skills and understanding of the coaching process.
  • Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.
Why study with us
  • You’ll explore coaching in a range of settings, including community, grassroots, elite, international and disability sport.
  • You’ll develop transferable vocational skills as you progress through the programme.
  • There’s also the option to specialise in specific areas that interest you, from match analysis, strength and conditioning to sports psychology and sport and international development.
Further information You’ll expand your knowledge, understanding and experience of the sports coaching performance sector through a range of modules such as The Reflective Coach. You can then choose options such as Sport for International Development, The Performance Environment, Coaching Practice Experience, Talent Pathways and Applied Performance Analysis.


Year 1: Introduction to Sports Coaching, Essential Study Skills for Lifelong Learning, Professional Work Environments for Sport, Practical Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity Year 2: Improving Performance, Coaching Toolkit, The Development Environment Year 3: The Reflective Coach, Research and Enterprise for Sport. Minimum of 2 options from: Talent Pathways, Performance Enhancement, Applied Performance Analysis, Coaching Practice Experience I. Maximum of 1 option from: Sport and International Development, School and Community Sports Development Year 4: Research Project OR Consultancy Project OR Entrepreneurship and Enterprise for Sport, Health and Wellbeing, The Critically Reflective Coach. Options from: The Performance Environment, Applied Performance Analysis for High Performance Sport, Talent Development Systems, Coaching Practice Experience II

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
Channel Islands £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Sports Coaching and Performance (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS