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. Placement modules are a leading feature of the course allowing you to gain hands-on experience and mentoring in an applied setting.
What happens on the course?
During this course you will study modules such as:
Level 4 · Introduction to Sport in Higher Education · Science and Movement Analysis and Coaching · Sports Coaching and Pedagogy · Skills for Event Management · Coaching in Context · Motor Learning
Level 5 · Sport and Physical Activity Industry Experience · Philosophy in Coaching · Sport Event Management · Sport Coaching Media · Interdisciplinary Applications in Coaching · Science in Performance Coaching
Level 6 · Practical Coaching · Optimising Training and Performance · Professional Practice · Problem Based Learning for Sports Coaching · Professional Project
· The course is delivered by qualified professional sport coaches. · The course incorporates technology enhanced coaching – preparing you for a digital world (analysis, diagnosis and social media). · Fantastic specialist sports facilities. · Great professional partnerships (British Judo, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, West Bromwich Albion FC). · Career Development Week provides unique CPD opportunities. · Excellent work placements and experience available. · Sports Scholarships available.
The course will prepare you for employment in a range of roles within the sport and physical activity sector, which contributes approximately £40 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately one million people. Our employability modules enable you to explore sport coaching and school sport related career pathways and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment in a competitive industry. As part of these employability modules, you will reflect on the experiences and skills you have gained in order to articulate your readiness to work in the coaching field and school sport industry.
Your educational experience will develop your coaching through your placements and employability modules. These experiences will aim to provide you with planning, leading and reflection skills that form the basis of fulfilling the role of a teacher and coach (further training will be required for certain roles).
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
# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study
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.