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Sports Coaching (Top-up) (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

12 months
15500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you have an HND or Foundation degree in a subject related to sports or business, you can top up your qualification to a Bachelor's degree on this  Sports Coaching (Top-up) (Hons) at University of Portsmouth.

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Do you have a passion for helping people achieve their sporting potential? Do you see yourself coaching professional athletes, sports teams, school or community groups?

You'll explore contemporary, conceptual and theoretical research around the evolving nature of the modern sport coach practitioner and their role in the sports industry. 

You'll learn strength and conditioning techniques, how to empower athletes to develop and retain new skills, and how to identify training needs and develop training programmes that optimise sporting performance. Sports Coaching (Top-up) (Hons) at University of Portsmouth  also covers sports entrepreneurship, giving you the tools and skills to set yourself up as an independent sports coach.

Careers and opportunities

Sports coaches help others reach their best in terms of fitness, performance and ability. The aim of a sports coach is to nurture a participant's physical and psychological health and provide the best possible training conditions needed to achieve and exceed their sporting potential.

Integral to competitive sport, coaching is a growing profession responsible for shaping sporting success. Those with a solid understanding of the principles that underpin modern day sports coaching are in high demand.

When you complete the course, you'll be ready to enter a variety of commercial and non-commercial organisations such as:

  • National governing bodies
  • Professional sports clubs
  • The Armed Forces
  • Local authorities
  • Health and fitness centres
  • Charities and not-for-profit organisations
  • Schools and community centres
  • Prisons

Roles you could take on include:

  • Community coach coordinator
  • Coach educator
  • Skills coach
  • Strength and conditioning advisor
  • PE teacher
  • Sport development officer
  • Sports marketing executive
  • Sports agent
  • Stadium manager

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Applied Skill Acquisition 
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning 
  • Sports Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing 
  • Professional Development
  • Project –

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Foundation Degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent level 5 qualification at Merit or above in a Sport-related subject.
  • Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

EU, EEA or Swiss students: A Transition Scholarship will be applied to your fees reducing them to the same amount as UK students.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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