The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top up) course aims to produce graduates who are both competent and confident coaches. You will learn a mixture of practical ‘teaching’ skills and theoretical scientific techniques, and how to apply them to your coaching practice. Throughout the course you will explore global coaching issues, and be encouraged to utilise a range of learning, teaching and sports science technologies. You will be expected to coach both your peers and external participants. Our strong links with sports organisations and employers mean there will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, helping you to develop the skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance, and sports settings. In addition, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to work independently and as part of a team within the coaching profession, preparing you for employment opportunities in a wide range of other sport-related careers. A good graduate of this course will be able to: 1. Coach a wide range of participants in many different settings (e.g., club, school, performance, community). 2. Use the theoretical knowledge from the course to help inform current and future practice. 3. Use the industry experiences gained through placement modules and apply them in a range of work settings. 4. Use transferable skills developed throughout the programme as preparation to pursue a range of careers within the sporting field. Our employability modules enable you to explore a career in coaching and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment. You will have opportunities to participate in career development activities and network with employers from the world of sports business. The course has been designed in line with The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) coaching degree standards. On completion of this course you should, therefore, have the knowledge and skills required to meet the sector standards for employment in certain specific roles, as well as a range of other related roles. The course has been designed in line with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) coaching standards. On completion of this course you should, therefore, have the knowledge and skills required to meet the sector standards for employment in certain specific roles, as well as a range of other related roles.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
You must have completed a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent in a subject related to Sports Coaching, Physical Education or Sport Development.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check: Due to the professional nature of this course you are also required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should you accept an offer with us. There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured a Conditional offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton.
English language requirements
Non-native speakers are required to hold IELTS with an overall band score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.
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Fees and funding
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