Nottingham College

Sports Coaching (Community and Performance) Nottingham College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Nottingham Trent University


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Course summary

Become a great all-rounder and prepare for your career with this industry-focused sports coaching qualification, awarded by our chief university partner: Nottingham Trent University.

About the course

Whether you currently work in sport and want to progress, or you plan to complete a sports-related qualification to kick-start your career, then this course can help you realise your potential. We will help you to hone and develop the practical and academic skills you'll need to become the capable 'all-rounder' that the ever-changing sport industry demands. Whether you want to work in sports coaching, sports development or sports administration, we'll help you towards reaching your goals.


Because of our special relationship with Nottingham Trent University (NTU), this course is based at NTUs Clifton Campus Sports Village, sited four miles from Nottingham City Centre. There are excellent public transport links with the City Centre and all other parts of Greater Nottingham.

Year 1 modules include

  • Coaching Theory and Practice

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Physiology of Sport Performance

  • Foundations of Sport Psychology

  • Introduction to Research Skills

  • Inclusive Sport and Community and Engagement

Year 2 modules include

  • Foundations of Sports Biomechanics

  • Professional Development Placement

  • Applied Research Project

  • Applied Skill Learning

  • Event Management in Sport


We assess continually throughout the course including through assignments, research projects, reports and practical investigations. Two second-year modules include assessment by examination to help prepare you for further degree-level study. As part of your course, you will also need to complete a programme of work placement which we will help you to secure.

We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2019-20 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - - for more information.

Your career and progression

You could progress to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Coaching and Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University, our validating university. Alternatively, you could top-up to a relevant degree at another university of your choice.

This qualification could also open up a wide range of careers within a sports coaching, sports development or administrative environment such as sports development officer, sports coach or sports management.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code CX69
Institution code N30
Campus name NTU Clifton Sports Village
Campus code E

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Applicants meeting our minimum entry requirements will be invited to an informal interview.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are normally invited to attend an informal interview as part of the admissions procedures.


Applicants may be asked to provide a portfolio of their recent work.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 An overall band score of 5.5, with no individual component less than 5.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,250 Year 1
EU £8,250 Year 1
International £9,500 * Year 1
England £8,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 Year 1
Scotland £8,250 Year 1
Wales £8,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2019-20 have not yet been confirmed. Please check on the College website or contact the International Office for further information.

Provider information

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Nottingham College
City Campus, The Adams Building
Stoney Street
The Lace Market

Course contact details

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The University Centre Team