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Course summary

If you want to pursue a career in sports coaching, in a friendly college with brand new professional quality sports facilities, this “Fast Track” programme might be the one for you. Our accelerated degree programme enables you to complete a full BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Coaching in just two years. An accelerated programme works by extending the semesters and reducing the breaks between them. We call it our Fast Track programme for a reason! This programme aims to develop you as a sports coach with a passion for your profession and an understanding of the skills you need to support coaching everyone from novices to elite performers. You will develop quickly as an innovative and knowledgeable coach who can excel in a wide range of environments. As an Applied Sports Coaching student you will be presented with learning opportunities that are both varied and challenging. You will be introduced to a set of industry-based standards that require you to problem solve and be creative in the ways in which you apply these in practice. The approaches vary within and between modules, allowing students with varying preferred learning styles to benefit equally. This will contribute to your lifelong learning and employment opportunities by giving you real applied teaching, coaching and supervisory experiences. You will also have opportunities to coach with and join one of our many renowned Sports Academy teams, gaining useful insights into how theory works in a performance setting. See below for further information. On this programme, scheduled learning includes lectures, tutorials, project supervision, demonstration, practical classes and coaching sessions; workshops and practitioner observations. Independent learning includes essential reading, case study, placements, assignment preparation and completion. To prepare you for your professional life, you will have plenty of opportunities for work-based learning experiences, which will allow you to identify areas of interest and build a portfolio of applied practice. You will also be able to negotiate individually with course-relevant placements and practice. There is an emphasis on preparing you for further study or employment within the coaching industry. Creating meaningful links with other programmes of study and local professionals will facilitate a network of contacts that are relevant to your learning and employment prospects. You will be based at our new University Centre on the WISE campus in Bristol, which has superb, professional standard sports facilities, including three standard football pitches, two 4G outdoor pitches, an artificial football/rugby pitch, twelve 5-a-side pitches, a 40-station gym, weights room, Sports Science Lab and Performance Lab, an American Football Gridiron, fully licensed sports bar, sports hall and Physiotherapists This degree will give you future career opportunities in sports coaching, teaching, sports development, and related fields. If you love playing sport, you could continue to play at an elite level whilst studying. Our well-structured Sports Academy programmes delivered by professional coaches providing training, strength and conditioning, sports therapy and some of the best sporting facilities in the South West of England, at our WISE campus in Bristol. To apply please copy and paste the link below into a browser and complete the application form: Part time routes are not available for this degree. For more course information, please email [email protected] GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES: • Head and Assistant Coaches • High Performance Manager • Lecturer • Sports Development Officer • Sports Development Officer • Sports Psychologist


Level 4 Modules Foundations of the Knowledge: Professional Practice The Human Body: Explore the Fundamentals and Application of Anatomy Power of the Mind: Sport and Exercise Psychology Learning to Learn: The Foundations of Pedagogy Coach Development Creative Approaches Level 5 Modules Application of the Knowledge: Professional Practice and Research Applied PRACademic Skills The Evolution of Lifelong Participation: An Exploration of Physical Literacy for Life The Rocky Road to the Top: Talent development Contemporary Coaching Psychology in Sports Coaching Level 6 Modules The Curious Practitioner: Applied Research The 360 Practitioner: Applied Reflective Practice The Coach of the Future Applied Psychology in Sports Coaching Applied Analysis: Innovative Feedback

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical assignments, Presentations and Dissertation

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

How to apply

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University Centre WISE (UCWISE)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications. You will need to take the following English qualification as part of the Visa process: IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component When you are thinking about studying overseas, it is important that you understand all the costs involved. It is essential to budget for your studies prior to leaving your home country and to arrange all your funding for your tuition fees and your living costs. Please follow this link for more details about your visa requirements:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. SGS welcomes interest from mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. If English isn't your first language you will need to undertake an IELTS qualification achieving an overall grade of 6 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent) GSCE requirements: GCSE English, Science and Maths grade C or 4.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Sports Coaching - Fast-track at SGS (South Gloucestershire and Stroud College) - UCAS