Our sports coaching and development programme is designed to provide students with the skills, experiences and networks that will establish our graduates at the forefront of sport coaching and development practice. The programme is rooted in applied practice by linking theory to practice and provides many opportunities for students to apply their skills in real world contexts across a range of contexts both in the UK and abroad.
The course has been designed to allow students to choose options that reflect their personal interests and aspirations and allow flexibility between Sports Coaching and Development and Sports Coaching and Performance.
Our focus is on learning not testing, therefore we have no formal examinations but an emphasis on developing independent, resourceful, problems solving coaches who have developed transferable skills that can be applied across many contexts.
Preston and Burnley (Campus code: Preston: U, Burnley: A)
Minimum of 1 option from:
Maximum of 1 option from:
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction - Distinction* Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
Not sure how many points you have? Use our handy calculator and find out.Points calculator
This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
BA (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice, 2014
UCLan Sports Coaching Practice graduate, Gregory Ryder, has fulfilled his sporting ambition to take up Athletics Director role at BASIS International School in Shenzhen, China. Gregory followed his passion for sport and chose to study at UCLan because “UCLan not only offered brilliant links with local teams and clubs within the North West, but their links with international summer placements really stood out.”
BA (Hons) Sports Coaching, 2015
UCLan graduate, Sarah Nickless, has achieved success following her Sports Coaching degree to become a Football Development Officer at Somerset Football Association
Whilst Sarah was at college, she chose to pursue Sports Coaching for her undergraduate studies as she enjoyed coaching a local grassroots football team.
MA Physical Education and School Sport Student
UCLan Sports Coaching Graduate, Caitlin Walker, has recently completed the FA level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers and impressed enough on the course that she was offered the chance of a placement where she will be mentored by Blackburn Rovers RTC Goalkeeper Coach, Kristian Whalley, and will have access to CPD events throughout the year.
UCLan Sport graduate becomes highest ranking Yoshinkan aikido female in the north of England
Jayne Emmington is celebrating being awarded the fourth Dan status in the Japanese martial art, Yoshinkan aikido.
The MA Physical Education and School Sport graduate has also has been awarded the instructors’ certificate, which recognises her as a teacher of the art and gives her the ability to award rank to the level of second Dan.
This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.