Sport Coaching

Undergraduate degree 

  Study this course as a 4-year extended degree
Sport Coaching

A degree that gives you coaching expertise and academic credentials, with unique placement opportunities in some of London’s most prestigious sporting organisations.

Start Date:

September 2022

Duration:

3 years (full-time)
4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

Degree Type:

BA (single honours)

Entry Tariff:

September 2022 entry: 96 points

UCAS Code:

C610

School:

Education

Undergraduate on-campus open day

Saturday 13 November 2021

Course and Module Details

Overview

This sport coaching degree will prepare you for a career in the sports industry and equip you to work in a wide range of settings at regional, national and European standard.

Learning about the role of the professional coach, you will explore the qualities needed to coach effectively in different contexts, and to work with people at a range of levels - from beginners to elite athletes - and with different groups, covering for example ethnicity, young children, adolescents, gender, older people and those with long-term illnesses or disabilities.

You will learn about coaching styles and be encouraged to develop your own style. You’ll study pedagogy, practice and employability, and learn to communicate effectively with performers, and support them inside and outside the sport, to get the very best from them.

You will also learn about the scientific aspects of coaching, such as anatomy, physiology and movement analysis; explore a range of health and fitness techniques; and learn ways to analyse human movement.

All students are offered opportunities to engage in coaching opportunities in the university, local authorities, clubs and schools. Previous students have completed placements at Fulham FC, Enable Sports Development, Chelsea Foundation and Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club.

With plenty of opportunities to put into practice the skills and knowledge you develop, you will leave well equipped to work in coaching and teaching, in whichever area of the profession you choose to pursue.

The government and sporting community are working to transform coaching into a graduate profession and to make the UK into the leader in coaching and coach education. This course is part of making that a reality.

Schedule by year of study

Year one

  • Develop the skills and knowledge that will enable you to create your own coaching programmes.
  • Learn about the current structure of the sports industry in the UK, as well as the government's policy towards sport and how this impacts the sports environment.
  • Look at how children learn and how their sporting skills develop as they get older.
  • Understand physiological systems, and learn to monitor, analyse, diagnose and prescribe action that enhances learning through physical activity.
  • Explore different coaching environments to help identify an area of coaching you want to pursue.

Year two

  • Move onto exploring the core approaches to research and scientific enquiry, and how this can be reflected in your own coaching practice.
  • Learn to support participants inside and outside of sport, recognising that they need life skills, as well as sport-specific skills, to succeed.
  • Apply your knowledge to a range of different sporting contexts and develop an understanding of different models and systems for coaching.
  • Learn about qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement and take modules in active health promotion or physical education.

Year three

  • Investigate and plan your career development through self-analysis of the skills and qualities required for your first career after university.
  • Take the theoretical and practical knowledge you have developed and apply it to your own 'work-based' context.
  • Study an entrepreneurship module to learn how to establish your self-employed status within sport coaching.
  • Learn about theoretical and practical considerations in psychology and the social psychology of sport.
  • Study the coaching process, concepts, principles and approaches to coaching different activities and different groups of performers from a range of sporting areas.
  • Build on the knowledge and abilities acquired through your studies by working on your own research as part of your dissertation, under the guidance of an expert supervisor.

Modules

 
 
 

Extended degree (4 years)

This course is offered as an extended degree -  a four-year programme which provides an additional 'foundation' year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

Find out more about our extended degrees  .

 

During the foundation year, you will take modules in English and Maths which will develop your core academic and study skills. The syllabus includes two modules relevant to your chosen degree, Transitioning into Sports Coaching and Transforming Lives through Sports Coaching and Physical Activity. They will provide you with a subject specific knowledge in Sport Coaching which is essential for success in your degree.


Start date:

September 2022

Entry tariff:

September 2022 entry: 64 points

UCAS Code:

C601

 

Modules

The following modules form the foundation year of this degree.

 

Tuition fees and funding

September 2022 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £14,250 £925

Placement Year

This course offers all students the option to apply for a one-year paid work placement. If you successfully secure a work placement, you will undertake the placement following year two of your programme and return following the placement to complete your studies.

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to implement the skills and knowledge that you will learn in year one and two, while gaining valuable work experience. The opportunity to make connections in your chosen industry will greatly improve your career prospects and equip you with the skills and experience you need to secure graduate-level employment.

The University Careers and Placements team will support you to develop your CV and skills though webinars, workshops and 1-2-1 appointments. You will also benefit from regular communication about available opportunities to aid your placement search.

Please note while the University will support you with your placement search and applications, a placement cannot be guaranteed.

Study Abroad

This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.

With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Find out more about where your degree could take you here.

Career Options

As a sport coaching graduate, you will be equipped to secure work as a coach in a wide range of sports and contexts.

You could take your skills into graduate roles in sport development, management, entrepreneurship, sports marketing, retail, recruitment or sales.

Or you could work in health and physical education with different demographics groups, from young children to the elderly, or in formal and informal settings in schools, after-school and play locations. Our graduates have also acquired roles within recruitment, accounting, management, sales and entrepreneurship that highlights the skills and attributes developed within the degree are transferable to a broad range of employment.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

How to join us in January or February 2022

To start a degree with us in January or  February, complete our direct application form. See our list of January courses.

How to join us in September 2022

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available in the FAQs section below.

Application process FAQs

 

If you are applying to us for a full-time degree or extended degree programme, you will need to apply online through UCAS, or direct, depending on the start date of your course and your fee status. Please see tabs above. And don't hesitate to contact us at the same time. Either fill in an online enquiry form, or contact us at the details below!

This is the official applications service for the UK, and they will send your application details to each of the universities you have listed on your application.

When you register with UCAS, you will also receive a username and password so that you can access your application at a later date.

It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages on our website.

Contact us directly if you have any questions.

Yes we will take into account the ongoing disruption and impact that Coronavirus has had on applicants when considering the results of students applying to us.

Please visit our dedicated webpages to read more.

The Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48.

Your school, college or centre will give you a buzzword so you can link your application to them. You add this word to your application when you register to make an undergraduate application.

If you are applying independently, without a school or college, you do not need a buzzword.

If you are no longer at school or college you will need to apply to university as an independent applicant. When you register with UCAS they will give you a username and password so that you can complete your application whenever you like.

You will need to complete the online application, including your personal statement and will also need to supply a reference from someone who knows you well, and is able to write about why you are suitable for higher education.

It is very important that you enter the correct institution code (for Roehampton this is R48) and course code for each choice. These can be found on the relevant course pages.

Further guidelines can be found on the UCAS website.

Contact us directly if you have any other questions about applications.

No. UCAS will issue you with a username and password which you can use to log in whenever and wherever you want to work on your application.

There is no time limit from when you start your application to when you send it, as long as you complete it within the deadlines set by UCAS and your school.

If you are a international student, you can apply direct using our online application form.

Details of support we provide for international students, and useful information about the application process, are available on our international web pages.

No, you can only send one UCAS application in each year’s application cycle, but this can include applications for up to five courses. Applying for more than one course will cost extra.

If you do not receive any offers from your initial UCAS application, you can make additional choices through UCAS Extra in the Spring term. You will be sent details of UCAS Extra if you are eligible.

If you apply to university before the 15 January deadline you should have received decisions from each of the universities you apply to by 31 March 2020. In this case, you will need to make your replies about which to accept by 5 May 2020.

If you applied after the January deadline, or one or more of your universities hasn’t made a decision on your application by the end of March, other reply dates will apply – please do contact us to find out more.

You can accept two courses – one firm choice and one insurance choice.

If you meet the requirements of your firm choice, then you will be expected to take that place, so you need to be sure that the course you have accepted firmly is the one you want to do.

If you miss the grades for your firm choice and meet the requirements for your insurance choice you will be expected to take up that place.

If you meet the terms of your firm choice and ask to be released from this, you will be entered into Clearing and cannot go to your insurance choice.

Once you have applied through UCAS you will be able to follow the progress of each of your applications by using UCAS Track.

You can also contact us directly to find out the status of your application with us.

If you apply through UCAS and we make you an offer, we will ordinarily make you one of the following types of offer:

Conditional Offers

This offer requires you to meet particular academic or other conditions before you can join the course of study you have applied for. This could be a combination of grade, scores or subjects and will be outlined in the offer communication that you receive.

Unconditional offers

An unconditional offer has no conditions attached. Unconditional offers are often made to students who already have their achieved qualification grades and who are returning to education after a gap year or a period of time in work.

If Roehampton is your firm choice, and you have not met your conditions, please check UCAS track, we may be able to show some flexibility, although this is not guaranteed.

If you have missed the conditions of your firm choice, but met the conditions of your Insurance choice. Congratualtions, you will be studying at your Insurance choice. If you miss the conditions for both your firm and Insurance choice, then UCAS will automatically enter you into Clearing.

Make sure that you are prepared for results day and any decisions you may need/want to make. Check UCAS for more advice about what happens on results day.

If you would like any advice on this, please contact us directly and we can discuss your options.

If you are applying to university from the UK or European Union (EU), irrespective of your nationality, you must submit your UCAS application before the January deadline in order for it to be guaranteed equal consideration. The deadline for the 2022 cycle is Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 18:00.

We understand that there are many reasons why you may not be able to meet this deadline. With this in mind, Roehampton will still consider applications received after the January deadline, if there are places available on the course.

The University of Roehampton welcomes the introduction of T Levels and is delighted to confirm that we will be able to accept them across the majority of our programmes. Students will be able to apply using T Levels for both three year and four year undergraduate degrees. UCAS Tariff requirements for each programme, will be made available on programme webpages.

Yes, if you accepted an offer of study at us or another University through UCAS, you have 14 days in which you can change your response, and you can do so by contacting UCAS.

If you want to change your mind, please do get in touch to discuss your options with us. Call us on 0208 392 3314.

If you first apply through UCAS after 30 June 2022, UCAS will not send your application to universities but will instead send you details about Clearing.

Clearing a service that is available between July and September to help people find places on higher education courses. You may be eligible for Clearing if any of the following are relevant to you:

  • you have applied this year but have not gained a place
  • you have declined your offers
  • you have not previously applied to UCAS for entry this year.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our financial support pages.

Yes, we have a wide range of on-campus and off-campus student residences. You will be guaranteed University accommodation if you are applying for September 2021, January 2022 or September 2022 entry.

Find out more about our accommodation and accommodation guarantee here.

We can support you to transfer to Roehampton from another university,  into the relevant year of study. Find out more here.

UCAS offers a number of helpful articles on the process of applying to universities. You can also find advice and guidance from the Schools and Colleges Engagement Team here.

 

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Our Alumni

The skills and knowledge you'll acquire on Roehampton's BA Sport Coaching are transferable to a range of working environments and career paths.  Watch this video to see how alumnus Baabak Shaghouei, known as Babz, who graduated in 2016, is putting the mentoring and leadership skills he learned to good use both on and off the pitch.

 

Doing all we can to support our student's lives at Roehampton 

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options. 

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.