Loughborough College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Loughborough University

Sports Coaching

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Course summary

TEF Gold

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With the aim of preparing you for a successful career in coach Education, coaching support, coaching management or teaching, this three-year degree programme combines practical coaching with theoretical underpinning or scientific edge in coaching, science and teaching. You reflect on and evaluate your own coaching behavior by putting theory into practice through applied studies, placements and assessments. Coaching practice constitutes a large proportion of this programme, providing you with the opportunity to gain feedback from experienced, professional coaches. You will also be required to conduct your own dissertation, allowing you to explore a particular area of personal interest in the coaching field. The course uses a range of learning strategies, including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops, online activities and peer-group learning. You are also encouraged to become an independent, self-motivated learner. Assessments include exams, essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity allows you to refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps. An academic tutor will work closely with you throughout the duration of your programme, supporting your development and tracking your academic progress to ensure that you maxmise your potential. Features/Benefits

  • Off-site induction and teambuilding trips
  • Students have the opportunity to apply to present their research at and attend the annual Student BASES Conference
  • Gain practical experience through the Loughborough Sport Coach and Volunteer Academy, and coaching qualifications and workshops
  • Gain full support to develop your own business idea via the Young Enterprise Start-Up Programme
  • Hands-on coaching experience within core modules and coaching and teaching placements
  • Students are eligible to compete for Loughborough University in BUCS competitions
  • Study a course that provides you with the essential skills and experience to enhance your employability or prepare you for further study.
  • Study in a supportive environment, with a range of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential.
  • Loughborough College was awarded TEF Gold 2019.
  • Be a full member of Loughborough Students Union- consistently voted No.1 for student experience.

Course details


Year 1 Modules: Fitness Training Physiology, Coaching Practice 1, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Research and Academic Skills for Coaches, Applied Coaching Theory, Biomechanics and Human Movement. Year 2 Modules: - Employability and Placement, Coaching Practice 2, Research Methods, Pedagogy in Sport and Physical Education, Acquiring Movement Skills. Optional Modules : Psychology of Sports Performabce and Strength and Conditioning. Year 3- Research Project , Advanced Coaching Practice, Coaching Principles, Ethics and Welfare, plus additional optional units. *Please note that these modules may be subject to change and are run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.*

Assessment method

Assessments include exams, essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity allows you to refine various academic and professional skills to prepare for your next steps

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC617
Institution code L77
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE (or equivalent) English Language and Maths Grade 4/C or above

We welcome applications from mature students over the age of 21 and may be flexible in our normal offer if you show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience of working within the industry.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7956 Year 1
International £7956 Year 1
England £7956 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7956 Year 1
Scotland £7956 Year 1
Wales £7956 Year 1
Channel Islands £7956 Year 1

Additional fee information

The cost of some activities and kit required for practical sessions are not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees can be found on our website.
Sports Coaching at Loughborough College - UCAS