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University of Wolverhampton

UCAS Code: CC61 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

HND (BTEC)

P

in Sports Coaching, Physical Education or Sport Development

About this course

Course option

1year

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Sports coaching

The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top up) course aims to produce graduates who are both competent and confident coaches. You will learn a mixture of practical ‘teaching’ skills and theoretical scientific techniques, and how to apply them to your coaching practice. Throughout the course you will explore global coaching issues, and be encouraged to utilise a range of learning, teaching and sports science technologies. You will be expected to coach both your peers and external participants.

Our strong links with sports organisations and employers mean there will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, helping you to develop the skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance, and sports settings.

In addition, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to work independently and as part of a team within the coaching profession, preparing you for employment opportunities in a wide range of other sport-related careers.

A good graduate of this course will be able to:
1. Coach a wide range of participants in many different settings (e.g., club, school, performance, community).
2. Use the theoretical knowledge from the course to help inform current and future practice.
3. Use the industry experiences gained through placement modules and apply them in a range of work settings.
4. Use transferable skills developed throughout the programme as preparation to pursue a range of careers within the sporting field.

Our employability modules enable you to explore a career in coaching and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment.

You will have opportunities to participate in career development activities and network with employers from the world of sports business.

The course has been designed in line with The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) coaching degree standards. On completion of this course you should, therefore, have the knowledge and skills required to meet the sector standards for employment in certain specific roles, as well as a range of other related roles.

The course has been designed in line with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) coaching standards. On completion of this course you should, therefore, have the knowledge and skills required to meet the sector standards for employment in certain specific roles, as well as a range of other related roles.

The Uni

Course location:

University of Wolverhampton

Department:

School of Sport

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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.

75%
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

66%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
89%
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
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
28%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
D

After graduation

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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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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