The programme aims to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, personal qualities, and attitudes appropriate for successful transition into an appropriate career within the sports coaching industry. Sport England expects that over the next five years there will be an increase of at least 3,000 jobs within the coaching sector in the North West region alone, with a large demand expected for coaches to work in the education sector. In alignment with this, units will address areas such as sport within the community, coaching philosophy, scientific aspects of sports performance, technical coaching/ performance analysis (which will enhance sport and performance skills), the potential of sports coaching businesses, coaching the wider population and sport psychology. The programme benefits from state-of-the-art sports laboratory, strength and conditioning and sports coaching suites, equipment and facilities, including:
- Sports hall catering for a plethora of sports such as football, basketball, and badminton with stadium seating and video analysis equipment
- Performance analysis suite for conducting match analysis
- Outdoor playing fields and astro turf
- Sports laboratory catering for physiological analysis including Cortex Metalyzer Gas Analysis, Douglas Bag Gas Analysis, Blood Lactate, Cholesterol and Glucose measurement and Wattbike Cycle Ergometer
- Fully equipped strength and conditioning suite with Olympic lifting equipment and video technology as well as resistance and cardio-vascular equipment
Examples of current modules- Year 1 Introduction to Sport Delivery and Coaching Diverse Populations Professional Academic Development Scientific Aspects of Human Performance Sport Development Year 2 Developed Coaching and Sport Psychology Performance Analysis Practice-based Research Sports Enterprise
Year 1 25% practical 38% portfolio/ assignment 25% presentation 12% examination Year 2 63% assignment 25% presentation 12% practical
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
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*- C or level 9 - 4. 2 A levels (an A level in PE would be an advantage), or a BTEC Level 3 in a related area. Applicants are welcome with vocational qualifications such as the Certificate / Diploma in Personal Training alongside relevant work experience. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be accepted in line with the University policy and procedures Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
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