Coaching & Officiating Scholarship

The University of Wolverhampton Sport Scholarship Programme offers performance packages for elite athletes, aspiring coaches, match officials and leaders.

The University of Wolverhampton awards a number of scholarships to aspiring student coaches and officials to assist in the delivery of student sport within WLV Sport with the aim to raise performance. The scholarships provide opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate students to gain valuable skills and experience in a Higher Education setting.

The Coaching scholarship is an exciting opportunity to support our Performance Coaches in coaching the BUCS teams. The Officiating Scholarship will offer students the opportunity to referee or umpire our BUCS teams in friendly and competitive fixtures.

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Coach Scholar Packages and Criteria

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist the senior coach in the delivery of a weekly training session for the BUCS team allocated
  • Support the senior coach at the teams fixtures
  • Represent the University & WLV Sport in a positive manner

 

Skills & Experience Required

  • Be committed to working towards a Level 2 or 3 coaching qualification in your chosen sport
  • Prior experience in your chosen sport on a volunteer or paid basis
  • Weekly commitment to the delivery of sessions and related administration during term time
  • Be willing and able to engage with the programme in its entirety including induction, ongoing training and mentoring meetings

 

Coach Support Services

  • Access to a financial award - Level 1 £0 and Level 2 £250 
  • WLV Gym membership
  • Physiotherapy
  • Workshops
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sport Psychology 
  • Access to coaching CPD
  • Teamwear kit

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support your chosen sport with match official responsibilities in friendlies and BUCS fixtures
  • Represent the University & WLV Sport in a positive manner

 

Skills & Experience Required

  • Be committed to working towards a Level 2 or 3 official qualification in your chosen sport
  • Prior experience in your chosen sport on a volunteer or paid basis
  • Weekly commitment to the delivery of sessions and related administration during term time
  • Be willing and able to engage with the programme in its entirety including induction, ongoing training and mentoring meetings

 

Coach Support Services

  • Access to a financial award - Level 1 £0 and Level 2 £250 
  • WLV Gym membership
  • Physiotherapy
  • Workshops
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Sport Psychology 
  • Access to coaching CPD
  • Teamwear kit
Students in uniforms playing football on a pitch outside the Performance Hub, identified by its University of Wolverhampton and Performance Hub signage

More information

WLV Sport Coaching & Officiating Scholarships are awarded on a case by case basis with priority given to individual’s whose sport features within the British University and Colleges Sport programme.

To be eligible for a sport scholarship:

  • Hold an NGB Level 1 coaching or officiating qualification or equivalent in your chosen sport (Level 1 Scholarship)
  • Hold an NGB Level 2 coaching or officiating qualification or equivalent in your chosen sport (Level 2 Scholarship)
  • Be currently enrolled on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree course at University of Wolverhampton for the academic year 2023/2024

The Scholarship Scheme is reviewed annually although the Panel reserves the right to make changes and / or amendments at any time. The Panel also reserves the right to withdraw a Scholarship offer at any time.

Applications for 23-24 have closed but if you enrol with the University after September please contact N.Gould@wlv.ac.uk

To apply for a WLV Sport Coaching & Officiating Scholarship in 2023 please fill out the application form below

Contact Natalie Gould N.Gould@wlv.ac.uk or 01902 518900

Application form

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To apply for a WLV Sport Coach Scholarship in 2023 please fill out the Application Form.

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