UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Sport Coaching

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Course summary

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
The programme will also provide opportunities for students to develop their understanding both academically and vocationally through practical reflective practice. To further enhance this, the applied nature and research based element of the course helps students to interact with the industry and allows opportunities to network and develop employability links with people already operating in the industry. The programme seeks to promote independent learning and aims to produce graduate reflective practitioners who are able to assimilate, evaluate and critically appraise information based on key contemporary topics of sports coaching. It also aims to arm graduates with a range of skills, which will support future progression into either employment or higher-level learning. In addition to academic study, there will also be the opportunity for learners to represent the college football team in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league. This team will also provide students with the opportunity to apply the theory from their studies in a practical setting (i.e. applying sport coaching theory to real life situations).

Course details

Modules

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

Assessment method

Year 1 25% practical 38% portfolio/ assignment 25% presentation 12% examination Year 2 63% assignment 25% presentation 12% practical


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CX61
Institution code:
M10
Campus name:
Openshaw Campus
Campus code:
7

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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)

Interview


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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work You will be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.
Sport Coaching at UCEN Manchester - UCAS