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BSc (Hons)

Sports Coaching & Performance (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Serious about sports coaching? Our Sports Coaching & Performance Foundation Year degree will develop your academic knowledge, skills and understanding of the coaching process.

Why study with us

  • You’ll explore coaching in a range of settings, including community, grassroots, elite, international and disability sport.
  • You’ll develop transferable vocational skills as you progress through the programme.
  • There’s also the option to specialise in specific areas that interest you, from match analysis, strength and conditioning to sports psychology and sport and international development.
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A day in the life of a Sport Coaching and Leadership student

What you'll do

  • The programme covers a range of physical, technical and psychological elements that underpin performance coaching.
  • There’s a focus on developing your professional and academic skills as you acquire the knowledge that’s essential for a career in performance coaching.
  • You’ll have opportunities to supplement teaching with real world practical experiences and opportunities.


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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Academic expertise

Dr Craig Wright
Senior Lecturer
Matt Crowther
Pathway Leader - BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance
Craig Lawlor
Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance Analysis


Future careers

As a graduate of our Sport programmes, you could go on to become a Community Sport Coaching Officer, Physical Education Teacher, Sports Development Manager or a Match Analyst. This course opens doors to a whole world of varied career paths in sports coaching.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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