UCAS code:
C600

Course type:
Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

This undergraduate degree puts practical learning first to ensure that you have the skills and experience to meet industry standards. You’ll master your trade with weekly practical opportunities to coach school children and youth athletes.

You’ll focus on developing your skills, learning from real-life experiences designed to give you the expertise to be a sports coach. Our near-professional sports campus is the perfect place for you to build your expertise, ready for your career.

Right from day one, you’ll focus on excellence in sports coaching and meeting industry demands. In your first year, a wide range of modules will give you a good understanding of what’s required to be a successful sports coach. Subjects such as sport and exercise psychology, and sport development and leadership, will help to prepare you for industry. Your second year will see you focus your studies in the direction you want to take your coaching career. You’ll become a coaching mentor to a first year student and have the opportunity to gain valuable experience with young athletes and/or children at primary schools.

In your final year you’ll plan and deliver a 12-week coaching programme to apply everything you’ve learnt in a practical setting. Your dissertation will enable you to focus your academic learning on a specialist topic that you want to learn more about. This will strengthen your expertise in your chosen area, which you can use to strengthen your coaching practice. You’ll build a diverse portfolio of experience, which you can use to evidence your coaching expertise, experience and philosophy to employers when you graduate.

Industry opportunities

You’ll be encouraged to gain as much coaching experience as possible throughout the duration of your course, to ensure you’re well prepared for your career. We have excellent partnerships with the Football Association and the Rugby Football Union as well as with Active Gloucestershire and Gloucester Athletics. You’ll be able to attend our annual Club Night to meet local employers and explore professional opportunities. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our Sports Academy athletes on campus as part of your learning.

This course is ideal for those who...

Have a genuine interest in getting the best out of people, whether through sport coaching or coaching in general.

Teaching

This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study.

Learning and assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.

Graduate destinations

Our sport graduates work in a range of sport, exercise, health and wellbeing areas at both performance, school and community sports sectors. Studying sport also develops the skills needed for other graduate careers. Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • Football Coach, Paris Saint Germain
  • Rugby coach, Play Rugby USA
  • Rowing coach, Canterbury Christchurch College
  • Head of Sport, private school
  • Sport Development lead, Young Gloucestershire
  • Performance Analyst, Gloucester Rugby   

Is there a sandwich year option?

Three years full-time (four years with sandwich year)
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

3 Year
Duration:
3 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics.

A Level | Typical offer is ABB-BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject.

Vocational award | Typical offer is a DDM-DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University Centre?

Choosing Hartpury for your sport degree means studying in a unique environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional sports club with access to outstanding facilities on a 360-hectare specialist campus.

You’ll have countless opportunities to take insights from the classroom and apply them on site, working with elite athletes across Hartpury’s 10 sports academies, and to gain work and real world experience thanks to our long-standing partnerships and network of contacts with major sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies.

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional opportunities to develop as an athlete and to enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities.

Our sport graduates will use their qualifications in many ways; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in sport coaching, teaching, performance, therapy, strength and conditioning, business and media throughout the UK and internationally

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations. Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience.