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Course summary

Course overview

  • Discover the coaching tools and techniques you’ll need to bring out the best in people. This course focuses on improving performance at all levels, from amateur to elite.
  • Our sports coaching and performance programme is designed to give you the skills, experiences and networks that can thrust you to the forefront of coaching practice. It’s a programme rooted in applied practice – ensuring that you have plenty of opportunities to turn academic theory into action, with vocational experiences in the real world of professional and amateur sport.
  • With a range of option modules, you can tailor your degree to your passions, strengths and career goals. By focusing on all areas of athlete development, you can create a path into performance analysis, talent development and elite environments, to name but a few. Throughout the Sports Coaching and Performance degree, you’ll gain professional body qualifications. So you’ll be ready for a professional career when you graduate.
  • Whatever direction you take, you’ll cover a range of topics that aid player development and underpin performance coaching. Then, in your final year, you’ll undertake an independent project – your chance to develop your specialist area of knowledge that will set you apart. In short, you’ll be ready to get to work as a specialist performance coach.
Why study with us
  • Our Sports Science courses are ranked 13th out of 78 institutions in the UK in the Guardian League Table 2021.
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sports Coaching and Performance is ranked 12th in the UK with 92% of students satisfied with learning opportunities (National Student Survey 2020)
  • This course is endorsed by the Charted Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, for the role of Coach Practitioner.


Year 1: Improving Performance, Coaching Toolkit, The Development Environment Year 2: The Reflective Coach, Research and Enterprise for Sport. Minimum of 2 options from: Talent Pathways, Performance Enhancement, Applied Performance Analysis, Coaching Practice Experience I. Maximum of 1 option from: Sport and International Development, School and Community Sports Development Year 3: Research Project OR Consultancy Project OR Entrepreneurship and Enterprise for Sport, Health and Wellbeing, The Critically Reflective Coach. Options from: The Performance Environment, Applied Performance Analysis for High Performance Sport, Talent Development Systems, Coaching Practice Experience II

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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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

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Sports Coaching and Performance at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS