University of Derby has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Whether you’d like to coach elite/amateur athletes or promote the benefits of sport and exercise to the wider community, our course will put you ahead of the game. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:
- IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE: The course will build your expertise in sport coaching and development so that you can make a difference to individuals and society alike. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the technical, physical and psychological development of elite and amateur athletes as well as strategies to increase participation in sport and use it as a tool for community wellbeing.
- PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge. You’ll gain insights into a range of applied settings from group coaching to individual performance development. Some of our students secure voluntary and paid coaching positions with sports clubs during their studies. Others have arranged summer work placements coaching in the USA.
- ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Add substance to your CV by studying for additional sport coaching cadges and other awards given by national governing bodies.
- ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: You'll have access to our VICON 3D motion capture analysis system, and specialist equipment for sports performance analysis and physiological testing.
- WORK WITH EXPERTS: Our teaching team has a wealth of professional experience in sports coaching and development together with extensive contacts across the industry. Alongside teaching, our staff work as applied practitioners with a range of sports professionals and organisations as consultants and advisers.
- You'll gain in-depth knowledge of the coaching and sport development industry from entry level sport, to working with elite performers. You’ll also learn the principles and practices of training, performance analysis and how to use sport within communities and manage projects aimed at increasing physical activity and sport participation. Understanding the theory behind coaching and performance and applying this to real-world situations will enable you to graduate as a confident and independent development coach.
- Assessments will include a combination of theoretical and practical assignments, such as individual written reports, individual and group presentations, and individual and group practical coaching assessments. Although there are some exams, a large proportion of the assessment includes of presentations and written assignment.
- This course gives you an advantage in an exciting and developing job market. Some of our former students have gone on to fantastic careers with organisations such as British Cycling and the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy. On graduating, you’ll be ideally placed to embark on careers in areas such as talent identification, sport coaching in the UK and abroad, sport development, sport management and health promotion. If you would like to take your knowledge of sport to the next level, this degree also acts as a gateway to postgraduate study.
- This course is available with a Foundation Year option.
- This course is also available with an Industrial Placement Year.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University of Derby