Our sports coaching and performance programme is designed to provide students with the skills, experiences and networks that will establish our graduates at the forefront of coaching 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 professional and amateur sport 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 Spots Coaching and Performance and Sports Coaching and Development.
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.
3 years full-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
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104-112 UCAS points at A2
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction - Distinction* Distinction*
Pass access to HE with 106-112 Points
International Baccalaureate 104-112 P
GCSE 5 at Grade C/4 including Maths and English or equivalent
IELTS 6.0 with no Component lower than 5.5
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.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
Minimum of 2 options from:
Maximum of 1 option from:
BA (HONS) SPORT COACHING, 2008
Lewis Childs has his dream career: working for his hometown football team, Premier League giants Manchester City, as Football Delivery Manager at the Club’s base in Abu Dhabi. It was at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) where Lewis’ journey began.
BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching & Performance, 2012
Getting the job at the FA is a huge highlight and without UCLan that wouldn’t have been possible, the University has given me the basic fundamentals of what my job is. Without the core work that I did here, I don’t think I would’ve been able to go on and do what I do now.
BA (Hons) Sports Coaching, 2008
From studying Sports Coaching and taking advantage of work experience, Aaron’s career has gone from strength to strength where he now leads the Academy Performance Analyst Department for Manchester City FC.
Benefitting from the work experience available to him at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Aaron was working part-time with Preston North End’s first team in his final year, when he was offered a full-time contract after graduating.
BA (Hons) Sport Coaching, 2013
Liam always had an interest in coaching football as a career so decided to study at UCLan because of the solid links between the University and many football clubs in the North West. He was also impressed by the international summer placements on offer.
During his degree, Liam opted to do a 12-month industry placement where he worked at Blackpool Football Club as their First Team Performance Analyst.
BA (Hons) Sports Coaching, 2008
UCLan Sports Coaching graduate, John McGuigan, has boosted his career with a performance analysis role at Hudl.
John McGuigan chose to study BA (Hons) Sports Coaching at UCLan due to his passion for sport as well as the mix of academic and practical-based learning and the good industry links that the course offered.
After graduating from the University in 2008, John fulfilled analysis roles with Blackpool Football Club, the English Football Association, Manchester City Football Club and Ghana Football Association. He also did some part-time coaching and teaching in further education colleges.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2019 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 2018/19 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.