Sport Coaching and Performance at Nelson and Colne College Group - UCAS

Course summary

This programme provides a positive environment that engages independent student learning and develops transferable skills relevant to employment in the sport coaching and performance industry. It will develop your academic knowledge and practical application of sport coaching and performance studies through a flexible and innovative learning environment. The programme will help develop critical, reflective practitioners using current best practices in the sport coaching and performance industry.


Level 4 (Year 1) Introduction to Coaching This module will give you an introduction to the experiential, theoretical, contextual, and applied nature of coaching. You will be introduced to the contexts within which sport coaching operates and how sport organisations collaborate to produce sport at participation and performance levels. Personal and Professional Development The purpose of the module is to enable you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your key personal abilities in the context of their future career aspirations. Introduction to Psychology The module aims to introduce you to basic principles of sport psychology and enable you to understand and recognise how these principles can inform the practice of coaches and leaders in the delivery of sport. Coaching Pedagogy This module examines the theoretical and practical aspects of coaching pedagogy in order to examine contemporary coaching developments with a focus on the learning environments a coach can create. Anatomy and Exercise Physiology The module aims to introduce you to fundamental anatomy and physiology concepts with a specific application to sport and exercise. You will develop an understanding of the structure of the sports body and the functioning of the main body systems Introduction to Research Methods The module aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform applied research of sufficient quality and rigour to make a valuable contribution to the academic field. Level 5 (Year 2) Applied Issues in Sports Development and Society This module aims to evaluate the academic study of sport. It explores the significance of sport and physical activity in contemporary society and investigates how sport is part of the social and cultural world in which we live. Career Focused Professional Development This module will provide you with the opportunity to further analyse the skills required to undertake work-related learning interlinking with other applied modules to be studied throughout the year. Psychological Issues in Professional Sport The module will focus on the cognitive and affective processes influencing human functioning. It will specifically focus on the complex interplay between cognitive and affective processes and the resulting impact on performance in a range of sport settings. Coaching Skills Project The module will focus predominantly on the development of students' knowledge of practical coaching and theories relevant to coaching, and sport development policy and practice. Physiology of Strength and Conditioning Exercise The module will introduce you to the principles of the physiology of strength and conditioning, providing a comprehensive overview of the changes in physiologic function during exercise and due to exposure in extreme environments (hot, cold and hypobaric) and the implications for training and performance. Research Development The module aims to extend your knowledge and skills needed to perform applied research of sufficient quality and rigour to make a valuable contribution to your academic field. Level 6 (Year 3) Sports Policies and Agendas This module focuses on the influence of political philosophy on sport and active leisure provision and consumption across the UK. Applied Sport Psychology This module will enable you to understand the role of applied sport psychology, the theoretical approaches that inform protocols and the different models of performer assessment and intervention design. Applied Strength and Conditioning You will develop the knowledge and practical skills required for the effective design and implementation of athlete condition programmes. Professional Development and Practice This module is designed to build on the holistic coaching skills developed in levels 4 & 5. Research Project This module aims to provide you with the opportunity for independent learning through the completion of an individual, extended research project.

Assessment method

Teaching and learning will comprise a combination of formal lectures, small group seminars, discussion forums, one to one tutorials, computer based learning and practical laboratory or coaching sessions. During the lectures, students will be introduced to core concepts with examples drawn from sports science and coaching contexts. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the lectures into a practical setting using specially designed activities during seminars and practical sessions in the Sports Science Laboratory, the Sports Hall or in the field. Seminars and practical sessions have been designed to allow students to gain ‘hands on’ experience of using equipment, testing procedures and field-based assessments. Theoretical and practical use of research methods has been built into the modules allowing the student to analyse data when it is collected to enhance understanding and utilisation of statistical methods.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Sport Coaching and Performance at Nelson and Colne College Group - UCAS