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Physical Education and Coaching BSc (Hons) 1 Year Top-Up


About the course

UCAS Code: X151 (View this course on UCAS) | UCAS Institution Code: L68

This 1 year top-up degree course prepares you for a career in physical education or sports coaching.

If you're interested in multisports or elite sports coaching, mentoring and teaching young people, or youth and community development, this course could be for you. It is for those who have already gained 240 credits from an HND, Foundation Degree or equivalent and wish to 'top-up' to an Honours Degree. Offering the right balance between acquiring knowledge and developing practical skills, the course is tailored to today's physical education and coaching sector.

You will need:

  • Foundation Degree, HND or equivalent (240 credits) in a physical education, coaching or sports science-related subject
  • GCSE English language and Mathematics at Grade C (or equivalent) or above.
  • Level 1 sports governing body coaching qualification
  • A clean Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) record (formally CRB)
  • Students for which English is a second language are required to pass the IELTS test achieving a minimum of level 6.

This course provides the knowledge, skills and experience you need to pursue a successful career in physical education and/or sports coaching. As well as developing an understanding of the requirements of working in the sector, you will have opportunities to apply the skills you learn and gain valuable practical experience of coaching Multisports through work placements in schools, colleges or sports clubs.

You will learn in a multi-purpose sports hall, fully-equipped sports science gym, and on an AstroTurf pitch. You will take part in lectures, practical sessions, project work and tutorials, learning from an experienced course team with expertise in many aspects of physical education and sports coaching.

Modules include:

  • Applied Theory and Practice of Teaching and Coaching
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Vocational Teaching and Coaching
  • Research Project

See full course specification here [PDF]

You will be assessed through coursework and observational practicals, plus reflective practice in some assignments allowing you to plan your future career.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve a BSc (Hons) in Physical Education and Coaching.

This course prepares you for a career in teaching and or coaching. During the course, you will be based in an educational or sports coaching setting, allowing you to gain valuable work experience and build contacts within your chosen field. This work experience, alongside the knowledge you have gained throughout the course, will enable you to apply for positions in the Multisports coaching and education field. It will also enable you to progress onto a PGCE in primary, secondary or further education.

I cannot speak highly enough of Candi

Desiree Henry

Desiree Henry

Studied: BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Destination: Competing for Great Britain in the 4x100m

Desiree is a 200m World Youth Champion as well as being the fastest U18 in the world for 200m, and the fastest U20 in Europe over 200m. In 2014 she won Gold in the women’s 4x100m at the European Championships in Zurich.

Whilst competing at elite level athletics, Desiree has studied Sport Science at the Centre for Applied Sciences.

She was bestowed with the great honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron at the London 2012 opening ceremony. Desiree also won the Student of the Year Award for 2013.

“I cannot speak highly enough of Candi.” Desiree said. “The College has provided me with the perfect environment to learn about my passion – sport, and has given me the support I need to compete and train.

“If you come to this College and work hard you will succeed and make a lot of friends along the way.”

Course information

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25 September 2017

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