Sports Coaching and Performance (with Foundation Year) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Course Overview Serious about sports coaching? This Sports Coaching and Performance with Foundation Year degree will develop your academic knowledge, skills and understanding of the coaching process. 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.
What you'll do
  • The programme covers a range of physical, technical and psychological elements that underpin performance coaching.
  • There’s a focus on developing your professional and academic skills as you acquire the knowledge that’s essential for a career in performance coaching.
  • You’ll have opportunities to supplement teaching with real world practical experiences and opportunities.
  • This course is endorsed by leading professional body UK Coaching, who aim to make lasting improvements to coaching in the UK - from grass-roots through to elite performance levels.
  • This course is aligned with the Entry and General Management professional standards outlined by CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector. As a member, you will be entitled to attend seminars and meetings and learn from industry professionals. The Health and Fitness pathway on the course allows students the option to meet professional standards in Gym Instruction, Personal Training, Health Navigator and Working with People with Long Term Conditions.
Future Careers As a graduate of our Sport programmes, you could go on to become a Community Sport Coaching Officer, Physical Education Teacher, Sports Development Manager or a Match Analyst. This course opens doors to a whole world of varied career paths in sports coaching.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £9,250, 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 (with Foundation Year) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS