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Sport Coaching

Entry requirements


102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades

104-112 tariff points including a minimum of 2 Principal Subjects

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade 4 (or grade C in the old grading system). We also accept iGCSEs, Key Skills and Functional Skills and other qualifications at Level 2 of the National Qualifications Framework.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28-31

28 - 31 points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D

104 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

112 tariff points

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

Accepted as part of the overall tariff

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

112 tariff points

Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.

104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent

We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Sports coaching

Become a sports coach who changes people’s lives. With focus on coaching practice, sport psychology, and coaching sciences, this degree will give you the skills to evaluate sport coaching contexts and influence ethical and sustainable coaching practice.

Why study BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching at BU?

- Placement opportunities can give you practical hands-on experience as well as a fantastic chance to make professional connections

- Study abroad at one of our many partner institutions in Europe and the US

- Optional alternative to final year dissertation project – a research expedition conducting in-depth research on the needs and responses of people completing a UK-based endurance event

- Get involved in various extra-curricular opportunities: our sport and events volunteering programme (RELAYS), workshops, conferences, industry visits, field trips, volunteering, guest speakers and more

- We have strong links with some of the biggest names in the sports industry to inform our teaching and provide placement opportunities

- 92% of graduates felt academic staff on this course were good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2019/20).

Forge a career that you are truly passionate about. The career opportunities are diverse, ranging from working in sports, leisure, education, health and events. When you graduate from this course you will be well-placed to occupy roles in performance sport organisations, sporting national governing bodies, local authorities, schools and colleges, international sports events providers, and sports and leisure centres.

Modules

Key areas of study include: Beginning Research in Sport & Exercise; Coaching Principles & Practice; Sport, Culture & Society; Principles of Sport & Exercise Psychology; Fitness Assessments for Sport Exercise & Health; Principles of Sport Management; Conducting Research in Sport & Exercise; Developing Coaching Practice; Coach & Athlete Welfare

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,250
per year
International
£15,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bournemouth University

Department:

Department of Sport and Event Management

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Sports coaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,200
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
61%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sports and fitness occupations
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Childcare and related personal services

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£30k

£30k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Higher entry requirements
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Lower entry requirements
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Nearby University
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Same University
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This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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