Sport Coaching and Sport Development (Top-Up) at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is delivered by a highly motivated and well-qualified team of academics and practitioners who will support you in developing a critical understanding of key areas in sport coaching and sports development. You will learn about the fitness aspects of coaching and personal training along with social and contemporary aspects of sport from a UK and global perspective. Additionally, there is an exploration of the issues surrounding physical education is schools today which is especially useful for prospective teachers or coaches working in a school setting. Led by our team of experienced educators you’ll develop your practical and theoretical competencies in both field and academic settings. This will help you to critically understand and operate within the sport industry setting. A key aspect of the course is a one-day per week placement, where you’ll develop your skills through real life experience. Your placement will be highly valued by employers. We have a wide range of placement partnerships in place, typically in the sports development, sports coaching, PE teaching and leisure club sectors. You’ll have the flexibility to make your own placement host arrangements, depending on your needs. Throughout the course you will be developing a self-selected piece or work where you will either pursue an area of research of interest to yourself or develop a product that you have identified as needed within the sport industry. For most students this is the highlight of their educational achievements. You’ll need to undertake a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) screening -formerly CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check - before going on placement.


Level 6: Children in Sport and Physical Education (20 credits); Contemporary Issues in Sport (20 credits); Global Sport in Development (40 credits); Personal and Professional Development in Sport and Exercise (40 credits).

Assessment method

The course is continually assessed through methods which include essays, portfolio, examination, presentations, practical coaching researched report, viva voce and project work.

How to apply

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Burton and South Derbyshire College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6350 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6350 Year 1
Scotland £6350 Year 1
Wales £6350 Year 1
Channel Islands £6350 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sport Coaching and Sport Development (Top-Up) at Staffordshire University - UCAS