Studyportals placeholder

Sports Coaching, B.Sc.

Sports Coaching, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • Unavailable
    Duration
,
Develop your expertise in sports coaching as well as sports science areas that support effective coaching such as performance analysis, biomechanics and psychology. Learn from lecturers who are sports coaches, working with partners such as GB Rowing, British Equestrian, GB Paralympic squads, and the England and Wales Cricket Board.

About

You’ll develop advanced coaching skills across a range of sporting areas, with the ability to pursue one sporting area or coach across multi-sports in professional performance or community contexts. If you want to graduate as a qualified coach, you can complete National Governing Body UK Coaching Certificates (levels 1, 2 and 3) alongside your studies.

Alongside work placements with organisations such as Cheltenham Town Football Club, Gloucester Rugby and NGB British Rowing, you’ll have opportunities to work with university sports teams and professional partners. These include the All Golds rugby league team, the Rugby Sevens BUCs champions, the competitive women’s futsal team, England Netball and England Hockey.

You'll learn in the sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus with sports coaching students from all years. On-campus camaraderie is strong. Facilities include a modern sports hall, all-weather pitch, astro-turf, mirrored sports studio, gym, physiology, bio-mechanics and bio-assessment labs, motion performance equipment, strength and conditioning and therapy suites and an environmental chamber.

Accreditation

The university is one of a select few universities to have achieved SkillsActive accreditation. The programme is recognised as among the strongest in the UK. This course has a practical learning focus and has encouraged a strong coaching community, with all levels of the sports coaching degree coming together to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

We are one of a select few universities to have achieved SkillsActive accreditation. Our programme is recognised as among the strongest in the UK.  This course has a practical learning focus and we have encouraged a strong coaching community, with all levels of the sports coaching degree coming together to share their experiences and learn from each other.

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Coaching Contexts and Cultures
  • Introduction to Human Movement & Coaching Science
  • Placement and Employability 1
  • Science for Sports Coaching and Physical Education
  • Professional Practice in Coaching I
  • Performance Coaching 1 (creative approaches)
  • Study Skills and Principles of Research

          English Language Requirements

          You need the following IELTS score:

          • Minimum required score:

            6

            The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

            Schedule IELTS

            StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

          Academic Requirements

          • 128 tariff points
          • ABB at A levels, DDM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
          • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

          Technological Requirements

          Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure.

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            13500 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of  .
          • EU/EEA Applies to you

            9250 GBP/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of  .
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

          Living costs for Gloucester

          • 824 - 1570 GBP/month
            Living Costs

          The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

          Funding

          • No upfront tuition fees. You won’t have to pay any fees while you are studying; you can apply for a student tuition fee loan to cover the fees. This will be paid directly to the university.
          • You can also apply for a student maintenance loan to help towards your living costs up to £8,200 if you live away from home to study and up to £6,904 if you stay at home.
          • Additional non-repayable grants may be available for students with dependents and for students with disabilities.
          • Living cost loans and grants will be paid to students in three equal instalments over the academic year – one at the beginning of each term.
          • You will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and are in employment and earning over £21,000. You will repay 9% of your income above £21,000. For example if you earn £25,000 you would repay £30 a month. (i.e. 9% of £4,000/12 months).

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

          The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.