A degree with West Ham United Foundation and the world-famous West Ham United Academy, will push you closer to your desired career in football, sport and coaching. The University of East London and West Ham United (WHU) Foundation have partnered to create a unique collaborative degree programme in Sports Coaching & Performance, giving students an exclusive opportunity to work alongside one of the best youth academies in the world; WHU Academy, better known as 'The Academy of Football'. The degree combines a mixture of practical, theory and work-based learning and has been uniquely designed to embed industry experts throughout the duration of the course, with WHU Academy and WHU Foundation delivering on half of the modules. Students learn the principles underpinning high quality coaching and explore how to create an environment for high performance athletes to thrive.
Year 1: Coaching Principles (Core), Coaching Practice (Core), Essential Skills for Sport (Mental Wealth) (Core), Anatomy & Physiology for Sport (Core), Talent and Performance (Core), Psychological Aspects of Sport (Core) Year 2: Research Methods & Design (Mental Wealth) (Core), Applied Sports Coaching (Core), Performance Analysis (Core), Performance Training Programmes (Core), Applying Specialist Performance (Core), Athlete Management (Core) Year 3: Advanced Performance Analysis (Core), Coaching in Performance Sport (Core), Strength and Conditioning (Core), Professional Development (Sport Specialism Placement) (Core), Applied Research Project in Sport (Optional), Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport (Optional), Independent Research Project (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.
Year 1 = Practical (20%), Portfolio (10%), Presentation (30%), Written (30%), Online Exam (10%). Year 2 = Practical (17%), Portfolio (17%), Presentation (33%), Written (33%). Year 3 = Practical (13%), Portfolio (37%), Presentation (25%), Written (25%) Each year you will spend around 270 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. The approximate amount for this course are: Year 1: scheduled teaching - 270 hours; guided independent study - 930 hours. Year 2: scheduled teaching - 270 hours; guided independent study - 930 hours. Year 3: scheduled teaching - 270 hours; guided independent study - 930 hours.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|