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Course summary

Help sportspeople achieve their full potential and improve athletic performance by acquiring leadership and communication skills. This degree is shaped by an established model of coaching adopted by the Football Association and other leading national and international governing bodies. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to become a confident sports coach
  • Enhance your key coaching skills by understanding your participants and helping them to achieve their potential within their sport
  • Learn how to plan, deliver and review both short and long-term training programmes
  • Analyse sporting performance and develop your coaching techniques using specialist coaching equipment and software
  • Apply ideas from the course during organised placements.
Find out more Staff expertise You’ll be taught by staff who have vast experience in sports coaching. Members of the teaching team currently deliver an array of support services to coaches and athletes at all levels and across an extensive range of sports. Research centre Our renowned Research Centre for Sport Coaching will also provide a high-quality, inclusive learning environment. Hands-on experience Invaluable placement opportunities will give you the chance to put your learning into practice. You could be coaching children from local schools or working on campus assisting our coaches, some of whom work with Olympic athletes. You could also gain experience in the wider sports industry with professional clubs such as Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United, or with local authority and private fitness centres. Additional Qualifications In addition, you can top up your experience with professionally recognised National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates (UKCC), which are available to take at levels 1 and 2 at Leeds Beckett. Why study Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 93% of students from BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching were in work or further study 15 months after graduating*
  • Invaluable placement opportunities
  • Experienced sport coaching teaching staff
  • Gain experience with professional clubs such as Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United, or with local authority and private fitness centres
  • Top up your learning with professionally recognised National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates
  • Study in our new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • 2018/19 graduating students, Graduate Outcomes


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Practical Coaching Pedagogy
  • Participant-Centred Curriculum
  • Coaching Contexts
  • Research & Personal Development
At the end of year 1, you'll choose an optional pathway through the remainder of your course, in one of the following areas:
  • Performance & Talent Development
  • Youth Sport & Physical Education
  • Community Sport & Physical Activity
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Coaching Pedagogy in Context
  • Sport Curriculum
  • Research Methods for Sports Coaching
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Model-Based Coaching
  • Professional Practice
- Final Year Project

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

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Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS