Sports Coaching (Top-Up) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

The BA (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top-Up) course is a one-year, full-time progression route from a relevant Level 5 qualification. The programme covers sports coaching and current issues in sport, as well as other key areas such as sociology of sport and sport psychology. It provides a broad study within both the development and performance domains of sport. Applying theory to practice is essential for all students within the course. Students complete a research project and work experience within their chosen area of sport. Students will become critical thinkers within the world of sport, developing theoretical and practical knowledge to apply to sports coaching. Students will also develop in key areas within the world of performance sport such as Performance Analysis, Sport Psychology and Sports Coaching. Students will develop skills in both qualitative and quantitative analysis and be able to effectively carry out research projects at a high level. This course is subject to re-validation by The Open University.


Modules are currently under review but are likely to include: • Professional Practice in Sports Coaching • High Performance Sporting Cultures • Physical Literacy & Child and Youth Development • Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching • Dissertation

Assessment method

The programme is assessed through the submission of coaching portfolio and sessions, written essays, reports and a series of project based practical assessments, a final project and the submission of a dissertation. Formative feedback will support student progression in both written work and practical work. Self and peer assessment in critique situations will be an essential element of all projects and the feedback from these will enhance student achievement and progression.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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The Learning Exchange, Roscoe Street
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

It is expected that all applicants will hold relevant Level 2 maths and English qualifications equivalent to GCSE grade C/4 or above. Mature students: The University Centre welcomes applications from mature students who have relevant experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements. Mature students (over 21) without formal qualifications may be accepted subject to satisfactory literacy and numeracy tests, work experience (if applicable) and a strong personal statement. Recognition of Prior Learning: Applicants may meet entry requirements through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which awards academic credits through recognition of prior learning via work and other life experiences. Recognition of Prior Learning is either certificated (RPCL) through formal assessment, or Experiential (RPEL) via skills and knowledge developed through work and voluntary activities. Students should refer to the RPL Policy on the University Centre website:

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8400 Year 1
Scotland £8400 Year 1
Wales £8400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sports Coaching (Top-Up) at City of Liverpool College University Centre - UCAS