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Sport Coaching BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    C610

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4-6 years part time
    4 years with Foundation

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK/EU:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £12,900 Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 892134

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Overview


The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree is designed to develop your key coaching skills, to understand participants and their sport and how to plan, deliver and review both short and long-term training programmes.

Coaching is a very broad subject area to study so we have designed the degree with lots of options for you so you can specialise in the area that most interests you in the second and third year of study.  In effect with our programme you can design your coaching degree to meet your career aspirations.  So for example, you can focus on coaching and performance analysis, or coaching children or the psychology of coaching.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 05/08/2020

Highlights


Course Content


  • Modules on offer include applied coaching, performance analysis, skill acquisition, coaching special populations as well underpinning sport disciplines modules such as physiology, fitness training and sport and society.

    To develop your applied skills, you complete a minimum of 120 hours of work-based learning in your second year and have the option to complete a further 120 hours in your final year as part of your studies. So you have many opportunities to apply ideas from the course and build the skills that employers look for.

    In the second and third year of study, you will have options to specialise in the area that most interests you and to meet your career aspirations. For example, you can focus on coaching and performance analysis, or the psychology of coaching, or coaching children.

    • Module code: SPO1011
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is for the learner to be introduced to the concept of pedagogy in the teaching and learning of sport. Developing an understanding of the coaching process and models for/of coaching from a cross-disciplinary and athlete-centred perspective is central to the delivery of the module. Learners will be predominantly engaged in practical small-group and blended learning delivery methods.
    • Module code: SPO1024
      Status: Compulsory
      Sport and exercise psychology is an exciting discipline area providing the opportunity to explore the psychological influences on human behaviour. The module offers an introduction to key psychological theories and concepts relevant to sport exercise physical activity and coaching contexts.
    • Module code: SPO1038
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is to introduce students to the various ways in which sport and exercise are shaped by the social contexts in which they occur. It offers a broad introduction to sociological investigation by outlining some key contemporary social issues in sport exercise and physical activity. Thus providing a foundation for the further study of socio-cultural issues connected to sport exercise and physical activity.
    • Module code: SPO1039
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is to give students the essential academic and employability skills in order to improve their capabilities and excel at university and then onto their chosen career.
    • Module code: SPO1041
      Status: Compulsory
      The purpose of this module is to develop knowledge and understanding of the role of the coach in a range of sporting contexts. During the module learners have exposure to and gain experience from coaching delivery across a range of team and individual sports. In addition learners will be encouraged to learn from coach education resources materials and individuals associated with different National Governing Bodies and key coaching agencies.
    • Module code: SPO1042
      Status: Compulsory
      This module introduces the learner to the multi-disciplinary nature of sports coaching. It intends to offer a general insight into the areas of; performance analysis movement analysis strength and conditioning concepts sports physiology anatomy and sports injury. The module will provide a greater understanding of core subject disciplines thereby enabling sports coaches to develop a holistic approach to coaching athletes.
  • Will I have access to specialist sports facilities on campus?

    Sports Zone at Waterside is home to a multi-use sports dome suitable for a variety of sports, including football, badminton and netball. The facilities include two sports performance labs, a pair of teaching rooms and changing rooms. In addition, there also are three outdoor multi-use games areas and floodlit full-size all-weather sports pitch. The sports dome is used for teaching, research and recreational activities.

    Will I have the opportunity to go on placement?

    You complete a minimum of 120 hours of work-based learning in your second year and have the option to complete a further 120 hours in your final year as part of your studies. So you have many opportunities to apply ideas from the course and build the skills that employers look for.

    An optional placement year between years 2 and 3 is also available.

  • The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Featuring a reduced tuition fee in the first year, our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will need to have studied a physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements

    Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • UK & EU

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    Integrated Foundation Year: £6,750

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. We can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    Costs associated with producing a poster for the final year conference.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    International

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900
    Integrated Foundation Year: £12,900

    Additional costs

    Additional costs will be incurred if you decide to participate in optional field trips/visits as part of your course. The exact cost will depend upon the location chosen for the trip.

    You will need to wear suitable sports kit for practical sessions as part of the course. You can purchase Sport and Exercise kit (polo shirts and hoodies) but these are not compulsory. The exact cost of kit will be provided at the start of the course.

    Costs associated with producing a poster for the final year conference.

    International scholarships

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

  • For further information, talk to our enquiry team. Email study@northampton.ac.uk or call us 0300 303 2772.

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