Sports Coaching: Community and Performance

Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University
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Course summary

Become a great all-rounder and prepare for your career with this industry-focused sports coaching qualification, awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University. About the course Whether you currently work in sport and want to progress, or you plan to complete a sports-related qualification to kick-start your career, then this course can help you realise your potential. We will help you to hone and develop the practical and academic skills you'll need to become the capable 'all-rounder' that the ever-changing sports and leisure industries demand. Whether you want to work in sports coaching, sports development or sports administration, we'll help you towards reaching your goals. Back of the net! Campus Because of our special relationship with Nottingham Trent University (NTU), this course is based at NTUs Clifton Campus Sports Village, sited in a parkland setting just four miles from Nottingham City Centre. There are excellent public transport links with the City Centre and all other parts of Greater Nottingham. Year 1 modules include

  • Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Physiology of Sport Performance
  • Foundations of Sport Psychology
  • Introduction to Research Skills
  • Inclusive Sport and Community and Engagement
Year 2 modules include
  • Foundations of Sports Biomechanics
  • Professional Development Placement
  • Applied Research Project
  • Applied Skill Learning
  • Event Management in Sport
Assessment We assess continually throughout the course including through assignments, research projects, reports and practical investigations. Two second-year modules include assessment by examination to help prepare you for further degree-level study. As part of your course, you will also need to complete a programme of work placement which we will help you to secure. Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2020-21 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information. Your career and progression You could progress to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Coaching and Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University, our validating university. Alternatively, you could top-up to a relevant degree at another university of your choice. This qualification could also open up a wide range of careers within a sports coaching, sports development or administrative environment such as sports development officer, sports coach, fitness instructor or sports management.

Course details

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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How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeCX69
Institution code N30
Campus nameNTU Clifton Sports Village
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) are advised to contact our International Office for advice and information before submitting their UCAS application. Please call +44 (0) 115 838 0527 or email: [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirements will be invited to an informal interview.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are normally invited to attend an informal interview as part of the admissions procedures.


Applicants may be asked to provide a portfolio of their recent work.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5An overall band score of 5.5, with no individual component less than 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
International £9500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2020-21 have not yet been confirmed. The sum quoted of £9,500 is intended to be indicative only. Please check on the College website or contact our International Office for further information.
Sports Coaching: Community and Performance at Nottingham College - UCAS