Sport Coaching at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching has been designed to develop coaching skills and offer progressive coaching opportunities as your ability, knowledge and confidence develops. The course will begin by delivering coaching training and development conducted in the safety of the class room and our new sports complex. The course will progress your skills to involve you in delivering coaching sessions to local athletes and community groups and will provide opportunities and links to volunteer or undertake placements working with individual athletes and community groups. The pathway in the science of coaching will develop a deeper knowledge of scientific theory – physiology, biomechanics and the psychology of coaching. The pathway in sport development will develop deeper knowledge of sport policy, sport development and project delivery with an opportunity to devise, deliver and evaluate a community-based initiative. Both pathways provide opportunities to put theory into practice either by working with individual athletes or groups in the local community to provide training and sport development for local partners, for e.g., locals schools, sports clubs, youth groups and community projects. The course has real-world learning and employability at its core and you’ll be able to develop practical and professional skills through a variety of placement options from working and volunteering in the local community to a full sandwich year-long placement. Solent is a Higher Education Partner with the Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) What does this course lead to? Previous graduates have gained sports coaching employment in a variety of sports including rugby, swimming, sailing and gymnastics. Graduates with sport development interests have gone on to work for sport providers such as Sport Hampshire and the Saints Foundation with common roles being sport development officer, coach and camp manager. Who is this course for? Solent’s sport coaching course is ideally suited to sport enthusiasts who see their future working with athletes or sports and community groups of all abilities and backgrounds helping them to realise their ambitions.


YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise Coaching and Volunteering in Sport Development Principles of Sport Development Research and Study Skills Sport Psychology and Skill Acquisition Sports Coaching and Fitness Instruction YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Applied Research Methods in Sport, Health and Exercise Science Coaching Innovation Projects Coaching Young Athletes Developing Coaching Practice YEAR 2 OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Performance Analysis Policy in Practice Sociological Perspectives Strength and Conditioning YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES High Performing Coaching Individual Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Applied Performance Analysis Applied Strength and Conditioning Business Start-Up Global and Contemporary Issues Physical Education and Learning Sports Nutrition Strategic Sport Development

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods including written assignments, practical simulations, in-course tests, case studies, reflective portfolios, group work, reports, presentations and exams.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with 5.5 in each individual component.
TOEFL (iBT)80with a minimum of 20 in each individual compoenent.

Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17750 Year 1
International £17750 Year 1

Additional fee information

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

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Sport Coaching at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS