Sports Coaching at Edge Hill University - UCAS

Course summary

Want to work in sports performance or community sports coaching? Our sports coaching degree will help you do exactly that. This practical course will teach you all you need to know to succeed – and provide plenty of hands-on work experience. Are you interested in performance analysis, programming and strength and conditioning? Would you like to learn what it takes to be a local, national or international coach? Our sports coaching degree is endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). This means you’ll be working to the highest professional standards. Your student membership with CIMSPA will give you access to resources, guest lectures, work placement opportunities and more. For your assessments and research projects, you’ll be able to choose an area that interests you most. Specialise in areas such as sports coaching in education, coaching with children, young people and adults, and coaching community and performance sport. You’ll combine your academic studies with work experience, so you get plenty of hands-on expertise. The Department of Sport and Physical Activity has brilliant facilities, with a number of specialist laboratories and a sports therapy clinic. We also have football, rugby and hockey pitches, tennis courts, athletics track and field, swimming pool, a fitness suite, as well as strength and conditioning within the laboratories. You also have use of the performance analysis laboratory and the indoor sports halls and gymnasiums to help you prepare for your chosen career.


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Assessment method

Assessments are both individual and team-based and enable you to develop your presentation skills through applied sports coaching tasks, including those undertaken in the real world and with industry partners. These tasks include the writing of essays and individual reports, coaching portfolios and practical assessments. There will be critical appraisals of learning strategies, evaluations of coaching practices, preparation of poster presentations, the planning and delivery of practical sessions, developing portfolios of evidence linked to professional standards, and undertaking a piece of original independent research.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

International students should visit our website for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Sports Coaching at Edge Hill University - UCAS