Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Sport Coaching (Taught)

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Course summary

As governing bodies of sport seek to balance the goals of athlete wellbeing, talent development and high-performance, the demand for highly qualified coaches has never been greater. Informed by expert coaches and the latest research, this course will support you to develop your existing coaching skills and expertise and enhance your career as a professional sports coach. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate long-term coaching programmes that consider and prioritise the developmental needs of participants
  • Draw on insights from contemporary practice and research to add depth to your existing knowledge and skills
  • Direct your learning towards your own practice and career goals through flexible and applied assessments
Teaching expertise With an established Centre for Sport Coaching, you'll be taught by top class coaching experts who are experienced practitioners and producers of world-renowned research on the topical issues of sports coaching. Industry links As well as working with course staff with excellent research and industry experience, you’ll have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned guest speakers, giving you a wider view on the industry. Share knowledge and ideas You’ll also have the option to work with fellow coaches on the ICOACHKIDS project. The project, a non-profit global movement, aims to create best-in-class digital resources for youth coaches. You’ll have access to an online community where you can exchange knowledge and ideas with your peers. Fresh insights You’ll graduate with new insights about what coaching strategies work for you and your participants and, crucially, with a knowledge of why. Why study Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University
  • Teaching expertise - You’ll be taught by internationally renowned coaching experts who are active practitioners, consultants and researchers in sports coaching
  • Direct your learning towards your own practice and career goals, with a range of flexible and applied assessments
  • Meet world-class guest speakers and gain a wider view on the industry, and the direction in which it is heading
  • Specialist facilities - take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building


Core Modules:

  • Participant & Performer Development
  • Understanding & Analysing Sport Performance
  • Research Process
  • Optimising Skill Acquisition & Learning
  • Applied Coaching Project
  • Professional Coaching Practice
In addition, choose from a list of option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects of sports science, sport coaching, sport development, physical education or qualified teacher status, at least a 2nd Class Honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Sport Coaching at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS