• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

Whether you’d like to coach elite/amateur athletes or promote the benefits of sport and exercise to the wider community, this course will put you ahead of the game.

  • Gain the skills and knowledge for action-packed careers which focus on both performance and participation in sport
  • Learn how to use sport as a catalyst for change, working with individuals and communities to advance the health and wellbeing agenda
  • Enhance your employability with exciting voluntary work placement opportunities
  • Additional sport coaching awards opportunities to add substance to your CV
  • Make the most of our exceptional sports facilities in our specialist sports centre
  • Be inspired by our enthusiastic and expert staff who boast a wealth of professional experience in sport coaching and development

With its emphasis on practical learning, this new Sport Coaching and Development (Hons)  course from the University of Derby will ensure you graduate as a work-ready, forward-thinking and confident professional. 

A dynamic combination

We have a strong track record in preparing graduates for successful careers in both sport development and sport coaching. Now, in response to demands from employers, we have brought the coaching and development disciplines together into a single honours degree which will broaden your skills and career scope.

The BA (Hons) will build your expertise in sport coaching and development so that you can make a difference to individuals and society alike. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the technical, physical and psychological development of elite and amateur athletes as well as strategies to increase participation in sport and use it as a vehicle for community wellbeing.

This is a multi-disciplinary programme which covers themes such as pedagogy (how people learn), individual training prescription, performance analysis, effect of sport on society and sports development in practice.

Real world experience

Throughout your course, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge. You’ll gain insights into a range of applied settings from group coaching to individual performance development. There will also be opportunities to get involved in projects aimed at increasing sport participation and physical activity within different communities.

Some of our students secure voluntary and paid coaching positions with sports clubs during their studies. Others have arranged summer work placements coaching in the USA.

Careers

This course gives you an advantage in an exciting and developing job market. Some of our former students have gone on to high-flying careers with organisations such as British Cycling and the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy.

On graduating, you’ll be ideally placed to embark on careers in areas such as talent identification, sport coaching in the UK and abroad, sport development, sport management and health promotion. At a time when sport participation has become part of new initiatives such as GP exercise referral programmes, the career scope is broadening further still.

Our course even includes a module on small business planning – including advice on writing funding bids, marketing and strategic planning – if you’re interested in setting up a sport-related venture of your own.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coaching and Skill Acquisition
  • Academic and Research Skills for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise
  • Sport Development Planning
  • Sports Coaching and Leadership

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    56

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points: 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • UK Part-time fees: £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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