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Course summary

Our Sports Coaching PG Cert creates a community of dedicated postgraduate students who are passionate about being better coaches. The mix of full-time and part-time students means that you will be welcomed into an established and thriving group of like-minded developing coaches and practitioners drawn from a wide range of sports. We spend a great deal of time discussing our coaching, digesting the latest research in the field and critically reflecting on our own practice. We offer a supportive, yet challenging, coaching environment and our students regularly tell us that this course has revolutionised their approach to coaching. Every member of staff teaching on this course publishes several research articles a year focusing on pertinent issues in coach learning and development. They are also active coaches with decades of cumulative experience at local, national, and international levels. Whether your focus is on grassroots sport, talent development, or performance – we can enhance your skills as a postgraduate student. Key features

  • Part-time study option allows you to continue working in your current environment whilst studying at a postgraduate level
  • A modular structure allows you to study at your own pace visiting one module at a time
  • Provides access to further courses: Postgraduate Diploma or Master's Degree
  • Choice of assessment topic, so you can tailor your assignments to your personal and professional interests
  • An extensive Professional Placement element which enables you to develop your practice in an applied environment – either of your own choosing or facilitated through our extensive network of providers including our own professional sport franchises (Worcester Wolves Basketball and Severn Stars netball).


  • Athlete and Coach Learning (30 credits) - March-August
- Professional Placement (30-credits) - August-December

Assessment method

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios and presentations. The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to each coach learner.

Entry requirements

Mature Students We value diversity in our student body and applications from mature students are very welcome. Students with few or no formal qualifications should contact the Admissions Office. Please provide Admissions with details of your age, any work undertaken, including caring or organised voluntary work, and any other relevant experience. Accreditation of Prior Learning Candidates with an acceptable academic background and/or relevant work experience may apply for Accreditation of prior learning (APL) and experience (APEL). It is advisable for candidates to discuss this with the Course Leader initially. The programmes follow our Policy for Accreditation of Prior Learning. Recently Graduated Students Students will normally have a 2:1 classification in a sport related degree. Students who hold a sport-related degree classification of either 2:2 (or below), or, a non-sport related degree will be considered on a case by case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate coaching experience. The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sports Coaching at University of Worcester - UCAS