Elite Coaching Practice
If you’re interested in developing and improving team performance, our Elite Coaching Practice course is for you. It’s the result of an exciting collaboration between us and Pentagon Sport, to produce the first endorsed level 4 UK Coaching Certificate.
You’ll develop your critical understanding of the theories and practice of sports coaching and acquire a range of intellectual, professional, managerial and transferable skills that are essential for the modern sports coach.
You’ll either be focusing on the development of the very best performers, and maximising their potential in competition, or looking at how athletes develop, from children to elite adults.
Emphasis throughout the programme is on developing your critical reflective and analytical skills from both a theoretical and applied perspective.
Why study with us
- You have a choice of two pathways, either elite performance or talent development, and both will challenge you to experiment and innovate as you critique current practice.
What you'll do
- Each autumn major employers such as PGL, Acorn, Camp America and CCUSA recruit for summer jobs.
- Through CCUSA you’ll also have the chance to sign up for skill specific placements, with incremental responsibilities, and be able to apply for internships once you graduate.
Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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Study in World Class Facilities
This Elite Coaching Practice course thoroughly prepares you for a range of careers, from leading international expeditions, coaching and performance enhancement to sports management, public services and a wide range of roles within the outdoor leadership industry.
Graduates have gone on to work in New Zealand, the Himalayas, USA and India, while others continue their studies at postgraduate level.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing
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