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Sports (Coaching) BA (Hons) - Top-up

Sports (Coaching) BA (Hons) - Top-up

School of Sport and Wellbeing

UCAS Code

CX6D

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston and Burnley

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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    CX6D; Short form: BA/SCoach

  • Campus:

    Preston and Burnley (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons) - Top-up

Why study this course?

If you hold a coaching-related foundation degree or equivalent qualification, the innovative Sports Coaching top-up programme allows you to obtain a BA (Hons) degree in one year. You’ll explore the coaching process in a range of applied contexts including community, grassroots, elite, international and disability sports. The course is flexible – as well as compulsory modules, options are available that allow you to build knowledge, skills and understanding of the areas that really interest you. And throughout the year, you’ll develop employability skills through both your assignments and the work experience opportunities open to you.

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Entry Requirements 2016/17

Pass FdSc with 40%/HND Pass overall in Coaching, Coaching and Sports Development, Health and Fitness, Personal Training, Sport Science (if there are some coaching modules), Sport Specific (eg football)

Entry Requirements 2017/18

Pass FdSc with 40%/HND Pass overall in Coaching, Coaching and Sports Development, Health and Fitness, Personal Training, Sport Science (if there are some coaching modules), Sport Specific (eg football)

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.


Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.

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Course at a Glance

Compulsory Modules

  • Professional Academic Development and Research III
  • Coaching in the Community
  • Coaching Performance and Development
  • Independent Module (Research Project, Consultancy Dissertation Enterprise for Sport)
    • Optional Modules

      • Strength and Conditioning for Sport
      • Coaching Practice and Reflection
      • Performance Analysis for High Performance Sport
      • Coaching Process for Specific Populations
      • Community Sport Development
      • Elite Coaching Practice
      • Theory and Practice in Sport Psychology
      • Industry Based Experience

      Further Information

      The course content and delivery provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of the coaching process and the role of the coach across a range of contexts. Compulsory modules include Coaching in the Community and Sports Coaching Performance and Development and Professional Academic Development and Research (PAD&R) where you will build upon your academic and vocational skills and focus on career planning and personal development. Options are available which allow you to build upon your knowledge, skills and understanding of particular areas of interest in addition to the choice of one compulsory independent module that includes Enterprise for Sport, Research Projects, Consultancy, or a Dissertation.

      Embedded throughout the programme in the delivery and assessment are the UCLan employability skills which ensure you graduate with the necessary experience and skills which will make you employable across a range a sectors. Typically, UCLan graduates have secured roles in Education, the Health and Fitness industry, Professional Sport, Local Authorities and international development.

      For detailed information about studying this course at Burnley campus, please see the course handbook for your year of entry: 2016

      Course subject to change

      This course is subject to formal course review and reapproval by the University as part of its normal cycle of regular review (a process called Periodic Review). Course information and programme specifications are updated and reviewed as part of this process and course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students. This can be in response to various factors including: student feedback; annual reports from external examiners; feedback from the sector or industry advisors or as part of the regular review process by course teams.

      This process may well result in changes to the structure and content of the current course as outlined in this Handbook. Any changes made as a result of the process will be immediately included in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with revised versions prior to the commencement of their programme. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.

      Course Specification and Handbook

      For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
      For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

      For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

      Apply Now

      Applications are now welcome for September 2016 places.

      Contact Us

      +44(0)1772 892400

      cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

      Fees 2017/18

      Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)

      Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

      Further information:

      For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

      Scholarships and bursaries

      Industry Links

      The School of Sport, Tourism and The Outdoors has strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams, public and private sector sports providers and grassroots sports clubs. We regularly invite guest speakers from industry to speak to students within modules across a range of our courses.

      On the course you'll get the opportunity to work with professional sports clubs and athletes. Currently the School works closely on placement opportunities and internships with clubs including: Wigan Warriors RLFC, Liverpool FC, Preston North End FC, Blackpool FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, Bolton Wanderers FC and Burnley FC and graduates have gone on to work at these clubs.

      Learning Environment and Assessment

      You will be exposed to a wide range of learning methods, including lectures, seminars/workshops, practical sessions, field visits and on-line learning. In certain modules, resources are increasingly being placed onto the internet to increase the effectiveness of the learning process.

      Assessments are innovative and vocationally relevant to the role of a sports coach. We have no examinations, and several practical forms of assessment. In some cases these are assessed with potential employers within the region.

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