This course equips coaches with the latest technology and advances in understanding in sports coaching. Our Sports Coaching course will help you to become a modern professional coach with an understanding of how sports science principles apply to athletic performance and helps athletes reach their potential and indeed their goals. There is a strong emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. You'll gain the independent study habits, academic and employability skills and deliver volunteer coaching opportunities that will develop your knowledge and skills as and apply them into applied, real life, coaching situations. Please visit our website for full course and module details.
How to apply
This course has restrictions on who can apply.
Although this course is open to Scottish/EU applicants we can only consider year 1 applicants who are eligible under our Contextual Admissions Policy.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||Including Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology or PE. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths, English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Double Award Science at Grades CC.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths, English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Double Award Science at grades CC.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 6 credits M: 39 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 39 Credits at Merit & 6 Distinction to include Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology or PE at Level 3. Maths, English and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics required at Level 2 or equivalent.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBC||Including Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology at Grade C. Please note SQA Higher PE at Grade B will be accepted in lieu of a Science^ if studied alongside SQA Higher Maths (Minimum Grade C required). National 5 C in Maths (excluding Lifeskills), English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science^ at minimum grade 5. 4 points in SL Maths (excluding Maths Studies), English & one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Biology or Human Biology or Chemistry or Physics. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in Maths, English and one of Biology or Chemistry or Physics.|
^Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Psychology. Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject* with A in the graded unit. *Sports Coaching with Development of Sport - Must also complete UKCC Level 1 Certificate. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC to include Biology A Level - BBB to include Biology Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND - Pass in a related subject** with Grades AA at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units and complete a UKCC level 1 included in the HND. **Sports Coaching with Development of Sport, Games and Sports. Students with HND Sports Coaching & Development of Sport must pass the following units: Psychology of Sports Coaching and Psychology of Sports Performance.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
|Scottish Higher||BCCC||Including Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Psychology at Grade C. Please note SQA Higher PE at Grade B will be accepted in lieu of a Science if studied alongside SQA Higher Maths (Minimum Grade C required). National 5 C in Maths (excluding Lifeskills), English & one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics also required. The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Edinburgh Napier University
219 Colinton Road
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
+44 (0)333 900 60 40