Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sports Coaching and Development

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Course summary

This new course, delivered in partnership with Aston Villa FC, will develop your skills in coaching participants across a range of ages and abilities. You will have opportunities to work with the Aston Villa Foundation across all areas in both school and community settings. Following graduation, you will be in a position to gain employment within sports coaching and other community-based sports development activities. You will also have the opportunity to continue your studies and progress onto BSc sports courses with Birmingham City University. We will help you develop a keen understanding of your own coaching philosophy and explore the industry and cultural factors that influence the wider context of sport and the work of the Aston Villa Foundation. You will gain an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and apply these through practical activities and hands-on experience in various community settings. You will also learn the principles of sports development and how these align to community work by addressing societal and contemporary issues. The course will give you the opportunity to understand the work of Football Foundations across primary school and alternative education settings, focusing on the work that community sport plays in complimenting the national curriculum. You will also explore health and wellbeing environments, which will help you to support both mental and physical needs in your coaching practice. Placement experiences will help you to build your skills, gaining first-hand experience in a coaching and/or school environment, which will enhance your future employability and personal network.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
1196
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Coaching and Development at Birmingham City University - UCAS