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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Sports Coaching for Participation and Performance Development (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 6C53

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

MP

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

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sports coaching

Whether you want to be a sports coach working with individuals, teams, specialist groups/organisations, be a PE teacher or personal trainer, our degree will give you the skills and knowledge required to pursue a career in sport.

This degree equips students with the skills essential to work in the sporting world as a coach or performance specialist. The programme provides the students with the opportunity to link theory to practice in a range of sporting settings.

Students develop a holistic approach to the coaching process and have the opportunity to specialise their coaching to a specific population (children, teenagers, adults) in a range of sports across the performance spectrum of grass roots to elite performance level. This includes participation sports alongside health and wellbeing activities where coaching roles might not be as formally structured. Opportunities to engage with community and social enterprise sport coaching activities, allows students to gain experience and develop vocational skills.

The degree also provides the student with the opportunity to develop additional skills within the area of applied sport science, sport development and pedagogical skills. An integrated Personal Development Portfolio enables the students to maximise their learning by personalising their own learning to match future career ambitions.

You can also choose to study this course as a three year degree (without a foundation year) BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching for Participation and Performance Development UCAS code: C610

Modules

A feature of the course will be the practical application of theory to realistic coaching environments and also to develop links to the coaching industry at all levels from community to elite coaches and coach educators. In addition to this, and recognising that coaching is fundamentally a social process involving human interaction, the degree will provide opportunities to study coaching in a variety of contexts and social settings, as well as in a wide range of activities.

The content of the degree course will draw on key coaching principles, including an examination of coaching practice and coaching process. In addition sports science principles will relate psychology and physiology to coaching and performance, while sociological aspects of sport and sports coaching and performance analysis at both a technical and tactical level will be examined.

During the course you will cover performance analysis, sports psychology and sociology, coaching sporting elites, sports physiology and coaching procedures and practices. As you progress through the course you will be able to select modules that reflect your interests.

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

Students will be introduced to theories and approaches commonly used within sports and exercise science, both psychological and physiological. You will examine a range of performance environments, supporting you in the application of knowledge of a range of sports.

MODULES

• Introduction to Sport, Exercise Science and Human Performance
• Introduction to Sports Coaching Concepts
• The Performance Environment
• Negotiated Learning Group Research Project
• Academic Skills and Contemporary Issues
• The Skills You Need
• Contextual Studies

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

In the second year students are introduced to all elements of the coaching process. Students gain an understanding of the link from theory to practice across a range of disciplines including psychology, physiology and performance development.

MODULES

• Developing Personal, Professional and Academic Skills
• Developing Coaching Practice
• Fundamental Movement Skills
• Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
• Psychology: Developing the Individual
• Introduction to Performance Analysis

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

Students in year three are encouraged to personalise their learning to a sport or sports of their choice. Students establish a strong understanding of the link between theory and practice whilst developing vocationally relevant skills.

MODULES

• Enhancing Personal Professional and Academic Development
• Coaching Pedagogy: Developing Personal Practice
• Applied Exercise Physiology
• Psychology: Enhancing Performance
• Applied Performance Analysis

Plus select 20 credits from the following modules:

• Theoretical and Practical Insights into Physical Education
• Training for Sport and Exercise

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

In the final year students explore an interest in one or more performance disciplines. This specialism enables students to develop both personal and professional skills essential for employment in a sport related industry.

MODULES
• Independent Study
• Advancing Professional Practice

Plus select 60 credits from the following modules:

• Managing and Developing the Teams Potential
• Managing and Developing the Individual’s Potential
• Planning For Performance
• Technology to Enhance Performance
• Expertise Development

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods will be used to test your knowledge and understanding. This includes essays, portfolios, practical coaching sessions, reports, presentations, online discussions and case study evaluations. You will be assessed on your ability to analyse coaching activities, use specialist video software, undertake lab-based work and conduct independent research.

You will be expected to complete a dissertation as part of your final assessment.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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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.

64%
low
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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
75%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
17%
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.

£14,976
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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