University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Sports Coaching and Development

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Course summary

The BSc Sports Coaching and Development degree will prepare you to work in a multitude of coaching, teaching and development roles, instilling the coaching, leadership and development skills that will allow you to change lives through sport. You will gain first-hand experience of working in the sports industry, either with a sports development organisation, a social enterprise, a school or community club. Through these placements, you’ll gain an understanding of the changing nature of sports development, from grass roots community projects that engage people to take up sport or physical activity, to working with elite athletes at the top of their game. Modules you will study include introduction to sports coaching, physical education and school sport, community sports development, enterprise in sport, leadership in sport, applied sports coaching and practical work-based learning modules. These work-based learning modules are an opportunity for you to gain valuable experiences that will build and test your existing knowledge and skills, while enhancing your personal reputation and networks in the sport industry. This Sports Coaching and Developing course is based at USW Sport Park. At USW Sport Park, we have a brand-new specially designed sporting performance facility that focuses on rugby and football coaching. It includes a specialist centre for strength and conditioning with 12 lifting platforms, providing a high performance environment for aspiring athletes. Our full-size indoor 3G pitch is built to the Fifa Pro standard and World Rugby 22 standard. It will guarantee training all year round for our rugby, football and coaching students. We are the only university in England and Wales to offer this facility. You'll also find a notational analysis suite and over 30 acres of playing fields, including five floodlit pitches. We have a sand-dressed 'astroturf' pitch, as well as a full-size FIFA approved 3G pitch. In addition to these all-weather pitches, there are six grass football pitches, three grass rugby pitches, and a large changing pavilion. Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales national football team and Cardiff City Football Club, as well as the touring New Zealand, South Africa and Australia rugby squads. This confirms the high quality of our pitches and the versatility of our equipment.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/bsc-hons-sports-coaching-and-development/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Sports Coaching and Development at University of South Wales - UCAS