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Sheffield Hallam University

Sport Coaching

UCAS Code: CX61

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:39

Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 39 level 3 credits should be graded at merit or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate. 15 of the level 3 merit level credits must be in science-based subjects

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or Grade 4 or above, including English language or Literature and mathematics, or equivalent*. The only equivalent we can accept in place of GCSE's is: • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

128-112

• 128 UCAS points with at least 80 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, one of which must be in Physical Education, Sport Studies or a Science subject (such as Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology). We accept AS levels. We do not accept General Studies. Or • 112 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications one of which must be in Physical Education, Sport Studies or a Science subject (such as Applied Science Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology). We do not accept General Studies.

77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Teacher training

Sport and exercise sciences

This course is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional sports coach. Whether you want to work in a performance or participation domain, in schools, governing bodies, professional sports clubs or commercial sport/activity settings, the course has been planned to challenge and support your development to be the best sport coach you can be. Whether you aspire to coach children, adolescent or adults as a professional sports coach we will extend your knowledge and understanding of how to design coaching sessions, plan for participant development or adapt your delivery to achieve desired outcomes, we'll help you get there. **Placements and practical experience**To start a career in coaching, you need to have many hours of experience. On this course, that's exactly what you will get. In addition to the many internal and community volunteer based coaching opportunities in the university and local community, the course includes a six-week professional placement in the second year. Previous students have found placements in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region while others have taken opportunities to go further afield, delivering coaching, coach education and coach development in Tanzania and Thailand, as well as working with a first division football team in Italy, coaching children in South African townships, and working with the US kayak team.Throughout your degree, you have many opportunities to gain practical experience. We pay your fees to complete a level 2 multi-skills coaching award, which qualifies you to work as a coach in developing fundamental movement skills to children or adults.As one of the largest universities in the UK we are able to offer a range of internal opportunities to develop your coaching skills through Hallam Active. You can gain experience through our extensive volunteer programme and run social sport sessions, in return for funded GB coaching qualifications (level 1 or level 2). **Facilities**You spend much of the course using the world-class facilities at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, our official sport campus, as well as poolside coaching experience at Ponds Forge International Aquatics Centre. EISS is the base of operations for a number of elite sports coaches and athletes including boxing, athletics, netball, badminton and table tennis, as well as professional teams including Rotherham Titans RFC & Sheffield Sharks BC.Sheffield strives to be the most active city in the UK and in addition to the outstanding sport facilities in the city local parkland and the Peak District provide additional environments to experience a range of outdoor activities. Aside from the outstanding facilities available for students the university enables students to use the latest technology to enhance coaching delivery, maximising participant improvement and the understanding of performance.**Expertise**You are taught by experienced and active coaches who combine the latest academic knowledge with practical experience, working at a national and international levels in such sports as rugby union, rugby league, athletics, rowing, swimming, gymnastics, hockey and other national sports.

Modules

**Year one modules** • sport coaching foundation • developing physical literacy • coaching active lifestyles • coaching science • scientific applications to sport coaching • developing academic and professional practice

**Year two modules** • the coaching process • innovative and inclusive delivery • society, community and coaching • scientific applications to sport coaching 2 • developing academic and professional practice 2 • research in sports coaching

**Year three modules** • coaching project (dissertation, resource or portfolio) • coaching enterprise
**Optional modules** • analysis of performance • strength and conditioning • coaching young people • coaching adult communities • coaching performance

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Written reports
• Reflective writing
• Group presentations
• Practical assessment of sport coaching
• Presentations
• Project and resource design
• Online tests
• Creating multimedia coaching resources and websites

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Single tier structure

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.

83%
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Teacher training
78%
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Sport and exercise sciences

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.

Teacher training

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
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

92%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
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
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

Teacher training

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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
98%
low
Employed or in further education
39%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

91%
Teaching and educational professionals
1%
Public services and other associate professionals
1%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.

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.

£16,800
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Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sports and fitness occupations
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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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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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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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