The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching course aims to produce graduates who are both competent and confident coaches. You will learn a mixture of practical ‘teaching’ skills and theoretical scientific techniques, and how to apply them to your coaching practice. Throughout the course you will explore global coaching issues, and be encouraged to utilise a range of learning, teaching and sports science technologies. You will be expected to coach both your peers and external participants, and will have opportunities to take National Governing Body (NGB) coaching awards.
Our strong links with sports organisations and employers mean there will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, helping you to develop the skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance, and sports settings.
What happens on the course?
Learning activities on this course will include:
Assessment methods on this course will include:
Assessment has a focus on real-world skills that will be required in the industry. There is therefore an emphasis on a variety of assessments such as portfolios, reports, presentations and coursework, rather than exams and essays.
Level 4 introduces you to key educational concepts and contexts in which you adopt the role of both coach and participant. Assessments at Level 4 involve designing and leading coaching activities, observing and analysing movement, sitting an exam and presentation.
At Level 5 and 6 you begin to apply the understanding developed at Level 4 to key questions concerning the roles given to coaching and its wider context. When exploring answers to these questions you are encouraged to develop ideas for future directions for the subject and develop skills and experience to help you prepare for employment. Assessments at Level 5 and 6 involve a range of tasks to match this exploration of practice and include presentations, projects, organising a sports event, reports and practical demonstrations.
Why study sport at the University of Wolverhampton?
Placement opportunities available with West Bromwich Albion FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, the Black Country Consortium, Worcester Warriors, Walsall FC and more.
International placement opportunities.
Free sports kit for every new student in their first year.
Great sport and exercise science laboratories including force platforms, a 3D motion analysis system, an EMG muscle activity monitoring system and an isokinetic dynamometer which can measure specialised aspects of muscle performance.
And much more!!
Our Graduates leave The University of Wolverhampton with much more than a degree, they leave with the skills to kick start their careers!
Don't just take our word for it, hear from our recent graduate Lowri Walker (September, 2019):
Olympic superstar Kristian Thomas has added a First Class degree from the University of Wolverhampton to his long list of accolades (September, 2019).
The captain of Great Britain’s men’s gymnastics team at Rio 2016 said: "It’s a very proud moment after three years of hard work to be in the Grand Theatre with my cohort and my peers and the people who have helped me including the academic staff. I was out of education for quite a few years so to come back into it was a little bit daunting but they made that process so seamless. I’m very proud to come to the end of the three years and to come away with a first class honours as well."
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
120 credit Level 3 Foundation Year in an appropriate subject
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.