Sport Development and Coaching

University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Want to champion sport and physical activity? One of the largest sectors of the sport and leisure industry, sport development and coaching engages people to take part in sport and physical activity. Our BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching degree offers you the professional skills and knowledge required for a career encouraging and enabling people to get active. Sport isn’t just for elite athletes – it’s for everyone. Passionate, effective and inspiring sport and physical activity development professionals and community coaches are needed to get people moving, help them gain skills and confidence in their physical abilities, develop their sporting potential and adopt active lifestyle habits. Our BA (Hons) Sport Development and Coaching is ideal if your ambition is to become an advanced sport, physical activity and coaching development professional. Expertly combining theory and practice, our dedicated team will guide you as you explore the principles, theories, and methods of sport and physical activity development and coaching, as well as social, economic, and political factors affecting the industry. You’ll learn about the ways in which organisations work together to provide opportunities for sport, and different approaches used to engage and sustain physical activity among different inactive groups of the population. You’ll have opportunities to support and deliver practical coaching sessions and sport and physical activity projects with community groups, gaining the skills, knowledge and confidence to organise your own coaching projects, sports and activity events. We’ll also encourage you to gain nationally-recognised governing body coaching and activity instructor certificates. Our ambition is to help you become a skilled sport and physical activity professional, ready for a career helping disadvantaged groups enjoy physical activity and wellbeing benefits.

Course details


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeC606
Institution code B44
Campus nameUniversity of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Your Level 3 subjects should preferably include physical education or a related sport, health or sociology subject; for instance, A-level PE or BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English, and preferably, PE and Science.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



It will be mandatory for you attend and complete an accredited First Aid and Safeguarding course within your first year, as these subsidised minimum standards for deployment are a University requirement of Fitness to Practice.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £37350 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport Development and Coaching at University of Bolton - UCAS