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Sports Coaching and Development

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Including a science and PE. Year 2 entry: BBB including a science and PE.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Including 1 science plus 3 other subjects at HL.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2

Including a science and PE.

Scottish HNC

Pass

Year 2 entry with HNC with A in the Graded Unit in: Coaching and Developing Sport; Fitness Health and Exercise; Sport and Recreation Management.; Applied Sports Science.

Scottish HND

Pass

Year 3 entry with HND with AA in the Graded Units in the following: Applied Sports Science; Coaching and Developing Sport; Fitness Health and Exercise; Sport and Recreation Management; Sport & Exercise Science.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B

Including a science and PE.

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

120-108

Including a science and PE.

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Coaching psychology

This programme focuses on equipping you with the knowledge and skills to move into employment within the sports coaching and development industries. It has been developed in consultation with national sport organisations, governing bodies, sport industry personnel and expert coaches. Both sports coaching and sports development aspects are focused on throughout the entire 4 years of the course (i.e. students do not select to specialise in one or the other).

Placement learning, classroom based learning and developing practical skills are key. Industry links provide work-based learning opportunities and offer links to attainment of coaching qualifications. Students have undertaken placements with many sports coaching and development organisation in Ayrshire and beyond.

Graduates from the SRUC version of the course have gone on to work with: local authorities, sports clubs, health promotion initiatives, Active Schools and sport development officers, PE teachers, NGB’s and various other educational outlets.

Career prospects

Employment rates for graduates are excellent, with previous students from the SRUC version of the programme working within:

• Sports coaching;

• Active schools and sports development;

Modules

Course content
This programme is the only one in Scotland that is Sports Coaching and Development. The programme was developed in consultation with national sport organisations, national governing bodies, national and local sport industry personnel and expert coaches. This consultation process has resulted in a programme that gives students many employment opportunities upon graduation. The course has been running within Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) since 2008 and has been updated and validated within UWS for 2017 entrants.

Year 1
Topics are: sport coaching, sport development, academic skills, sports performance and volunteering in sport. This provides an overview and introduction to the disciplines within the sports coaching and development industry as well as the skills to investigate these topics in an academic manner.

Year 2
Studies include the development of sports coaching, research methods, developing sport for targeted groups, managing sports events and the first worksite learning experience. Students attend industry-related placements and receive training from our industry partners before commencing placement.

Year 3
Sport coaching and development topics become specialised and focused on theory into practice. Subject areas include sports coaching, sport development, and work based learning. You will contextualise these aspects on a second professional placement, again working with our partners in industry.

Year 4
You will consolidate knowledge gained previously, through interdisciplinary modules continuing to cover both sports coaching and sport development. During this year you will undertake an honours level dissertation.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ayr Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Psychology

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
18%
First year drop out rate

After graduation


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Psychology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
27%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
19%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
16%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

Psychology

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

£14k

£14k

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

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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