Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Help young people reach their full potential in sport and physical activity. You’ll develop good coaching leadership and communication skills on this course. Evidence-based coaching education This degree is shaped by an established model of coaching. It is recognised globally by international and national governing bodies of sport as an evidence-based framework for educating coaches. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Gain an in depth understanding of your sport and of coaching to support the design of engaging pratices
  • Enhance your key coaching skills by understanding your participants and helping them to achieve their potential within their sport and life
  • Learn how to plan, deliver and review both short and long-term training programmes
  • Analyse sporting performance and develop your coaching techniques using a range of resources and information technology
  • Apply your learning from the course within organised placements
  • Learn the crucial skill of self-reflection to improve your coaching skills and employability
Find out more Learn from experts You’ll be taught by staff who have vast experience in sport coaching from grass roots through to international sport. Members of your teaching team currently deliver a wide variety of support services to coaches and athletes at all levels and across an extensive range of sports. Centre for Sport Coaching research centre All of your lecturers are engaged in our world renowned research Centre for Sport Coaching, based at Carnegie School of Sport. The centre focuses on three broad topics:
  • Effective and ethical sport coaching practice to improve participant and performer development experiences and outcomes
  • Coach learning, development, and education
  • Coaching policy and systems
The centre’s research underpins the design, delivery and real world connectivity of your degree. 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. Or you could gain experience in the wider sports industry. We support placements at professional and local clubs in sports including:
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby league and union
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
Additional qualifications to boost your career In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to top up your experience with professionally recognised vocational qualifications such as Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding Children. Furthermore we offer support in attaining National Governing Body Sport coaching qualifications. Why study Sports Coaching at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 93.8% of graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation*
  • 91% of students on BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching were positive about the way teaching staff explain things (NSS 2023, course now BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching)
  • Evidence-based learning - this course is taught using a unique model of coaching recognised globally by international and national governing bodies of sport as an evidence-based framework for coaching education
  • 60 hours of placement opportunities will provide invaluable work-based learning experience in a variety of contexts including schools, talent development academies, community sports clubs and in professional sport
*Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Personal Professional Academic Development in Sport Coaching
  • Development Coaching Curriculum
  • Primary Sport Pedagogy (How to Coach 1)
  • Coaching Contexts
  • Participant Development Principles
  • Secondary Sport Pedagogy (How to Coach 2)
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Professional Development in Context (How to Coach 3)
  • Coaching Pedagogy in Practice (How to Coach 4)
  • Research in Practice for Sport Coaching
  • Understanding Sport
  • Designing Sport Curriculum
  • In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • Applied Coaching Pedagogy in Context (20 credits)
    • Final Year Project (40 credits)
    • Creating Long Term Curricula (20 credits)
    • Professional Practice in Sport Coaching (20 credits)
  • In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

  • How to apply

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    Points of entry

    The following entry points are available for this course:

    • Year 1

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    Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

    Student Outcomes

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    Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
    Go onto work and study

    The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

    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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    Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS