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Solent University (Southampton)

Sport Performance Coaching

UCAS Code: SPC1

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

In combination with other qualifications

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits 45 Merit Level

In combination with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

In combination with other qualifications

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

In combination with other qualifications

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

D*D*

In combination with other qualifications

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

DMM

In combination with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

112

From 2 completed A Levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* or equivalent. GCSE Maths & English and Science grade C / grade 4. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a criminal record check, processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

In combination with other qualifications

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Sports coaching

Do you want to work with athletes to improve their sporting potential by providing specialist support and guidance aligned to their individual needs and aspirations? Southampton Solents Sport Performance Coaching degree will help you develop your knowledge of the principles of sport science, along with highly practical skills to prepare you for a career coaching athletes from any sport.Students study highly relevant and applied theory, such as sports science and nutrition, coaching principles, skills development, sports psychology, strength and conditioning, and performance and technique analysis, to build essential underpinning knowledge. This is combined with practical training and professional placement opportunities, giving students the chance to put theory into practice.Work placements are integral to the course. First year students are provided with a placement with the Saints Foundation, Southampton FCs community-based charity. During their second year, students deliver coaching sessions at local schools, arranged by the course team. Students are also expected to find their own additional placements, with assistance from the University.To further boost employability, students have the opportunity to gain National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications, as well as enrol on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at a discounted rate.

Modules

Year one
*Core units

*Principles of Sport Coaching
*Exercise Instruction and Coaching
*Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
*Functional Anatomy and Kinesiology
*Introduction to Skill Acquisition and Motor Performance
*Coaching and Volunteering in Sport
*Introduction to Research and Academic Skills in Sport Health and Exercise Science

*Year two
*Core units

*Performance Analysis
*Sport Placement
*Applied Techniques in Sport Psychology
*Coaching Children and Young Performers
*Strength and Conditioning
*Research Methods and Study Design

*Year three
*Core units

*High Performance Coaching
*Sport Technique Analysis
*Research Project

Assessment methods

You will be assessed with a mixture of written coursework, case studies, presentations, projects, practical sessions, and in-class and online tests.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

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.

77%
med
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

88%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
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.

Sports coaching

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

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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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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