SPORT COACHING at Universal Centre of Sport - UCAS

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Course summary

The Sport Coaching BSc (Hons) degree is designed to develop your key coaching skills and behaviours and to understand how our coaching styles and approaches influence our athletes. Our Sport Coaching degree will develop skills such as long-term planning, reflective practice, conducting athlete needs analysis and understanding pedagogy in different sporting environment. The coaching process, pedagogy, developing your own coaching philosophy, coaching styles, effective coaching approaches, long term athlete development and comprehensive planning/ needs analysis are at the core of our Sport Coaching degree. As well as performance analysis, coaching theory and work placement modules. For sports coaches to have a holistic approach to their athletes' development, we need to have an understanding of the physiological, technical, psychological and social factors that feed into the long term athlete development, as well as developing performance analysis skills and putting all our practical coaching skills into the real world, through the UCS network of sports organisations. To develop your applied skills, you complete a minimum of 120 hours of work-based learning in each year that you study with UCS. so you have the opportunities to apply ideas from the course and build the skills that employers look for. At UCS, we believe that education is only part of the equation. Students need to develop the skills required to prepare themselves for work. To this end, all students are expected to participate in a structured and varied schedule of work experience, which ensures they can apply learned theory to real-life sporting environments. The programmes are generally tailored to the interests of the students, with a variety of roles available at each campus, such as coaching, competing, marketing, media support and performance analyst. Our exclusive relationships with professional sports industry partners mean that we can provide a valuable advantage in these placements, therefore giving students a head start when applying for a job. All UCS programmes are delivered through a blended learning approach. This consists of 80% online module delivery and 20% face to face learning. This allows for streamlined group interaction, as well as assessment of practical skills required by modules, such as coaching, training, performance and fitness testing. These sessions take place at designated UCS campuses. Attendance at these sessions is compulsory, UCS will arrange your travel and accommodation, as required. Options available are discussed during the interview process and during induction week.


Year 1 Sport Pedagogy for Coaching (20 Credits) Module code SPO1011 Status: Compulsory Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 Credits) Module code SPO1024 Status: Compulsory The Social Context of Sport and Exercise Science (20 Credits) Module code SPO1038 Status: Compulsory How to be Successful at University (20 Credits) Module code SPO1039 Status: Compulsory Sport Coaching Behaviour (20 credits) Module code SPO1041 Status: Compulsory Sport Coaching Science (20 credits) Module code SPO1042 Status: Compulsory Year 2 Sport Research Methods (20 Credits) Module code SPO2018 Status: Compulsory Positive Psychology Coaching (20 credits) Module code SPO2036 Status: Compulsory Performance Analysis Coaching (20 credits) Module code SPO2046 Status: Compulsory The Developing Athlete (20 credits) Module code SPO2048 Status: Compulsory Sport Leadership and Team Dynamics (20 credits) Module code SPO2052 Status: Compulsory Applied Practice and Business Skills (20 Credits) Module code SPO2056 Status: Compulsory Year 3 Applied Sport Psychology (20 Credits) Module code SPO3007 Status: Compulsory Applied Practice in Sport (20 credits) Module code SPO3042 Status: Compulsory Creating Performance Coaching Environments (20 credits) Module code SPO3044 Status: Compulsory Coaching Professional Development and Education (20 credits) Module code SPO3065 Status: Compulsory Dissertation (40 Credits) Module code SPO4001 Status: Compulsory Students who do not complete the Honours Degree will be eligible for an Ordinary Degree in the named subject upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 Level 6 credits. These can be from any Level 6 modules.

Assessment method

All UCS courses provide opportunities to test a student's understanding of the subject informally, before the completion of the formal assessments that count towards the final grade. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or 'formative' assessment, for which students receive feedback from their lecturer. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades received do not count towards the final module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations, essays, reports, portfolios, performances, presentations, and a dissertation. Students receive feedback on all formative and summative assessments undertaken through coursework and are encouraged to discuss them with their tutors in order to develop further.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have studied physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Eligible students can apply for a loan to cover tuition fees. If you are from England, this loan is paid directly to the University on your behalf, and does not depend on your household income. You only need to start paying the loan back once you earn more than £25,000 per year. If you are a full-time student from England, you can also apply for a maintenance loan to support you whilst you study. The amount available depends on: - Your family income - Where you are living whilst studying - Your entitlement to benefits. The loan is paid into your bank account in three instalments at the start of each term.

SPORT COACHING at Universal Centre of Sport - UCAS