Coaching (Top-Up) at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS

Course summary

The Coaching (Outdoor Leadership) course has been designed for those who have a background and experience in coaching and leadership, who aspire to develop an advanced skillset and work in the sports or outdoor (land and water-based) industries. It is also an opportunity to top-up the FdSc Outdoor Leadership. There is a particular emphasis on sport, outdoor adventure and yachting, with a choice of two specialist pathways. Your core modules will develop both theoretical and applied skills in sports and outdoor coaching, where you will analyse the coaching process and utilise advanced techniques on a range of athletes, with varying degrees of proficiency and expectation. You will also be able to choose modules from either the Sports Pathway, or the Outdoor Pathway, which focus on relevant skills and issues within each discipline. This will enable you to focus on a more specific field of your choosing, and gain the specialist skills that employers in those sectors seek. You will have the opportunity to work towards BCU 2 and 3 Star, UKCC Level 1 Coach, Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award qualifications during their studies. This provides you with a broad skillset that will offer you a variety of opportunities upon the completion of your studies.


Applied performance coaching* (core module) Research project (core module) Global environmental impact and conservation* (pathway option) 'Experiential leadership'* (pathway option) 'The dynamic of risk' (pathway option)

Assessment method

This course is delivered through a variety of teaching and learning methods, including lectures, seminars and independent research. You will be assessed by completing essays, presentations and some examinations. There is also the opportunity to study for a number of qualifications from national governing bodies alongside this course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To progress to a top-up programme you will be required to hold 240 credits from a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject area.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Coaching (Top-Up) at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS