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University of Derby

Sport Coaching and Development (with Industrial Placement)

UCAS Code: C62Y

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:24,P:6

Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2019

Subjects

Sports coaching

Sports development

**Whether you’d like to coach elite/amateur athletes or promote the benefits of sport and exercise to the wider community, our course will put you ahead of the game.**

**KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**

- **IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE:** The course will build your expertise in sport coaching and development so that you can make a difference to individuals and society alike. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the technical, physical and psychological development of elite and amateur athletes as well as strategies to increase participation in sport and use it as a tool for community wellbeing.

- **PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE:** Throughout the course, there will be plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge. You’ll gain insights into a range of applied settings from group coaching to individual performance development. Some of our students secure voluntary and paid coaching positions with sports clubs during their studies. Others have arranged summer work placements coaching in the USA.

- **ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:** Add substance to your CV by studying for additional sport coaching cadges and other awards given by national governing bodies.

- **ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY:** You'll have access to our VICON 3D motion capture analysis system, and specialist equipment for sports performance analysis and physiological testing.

- **WORK WITH EXPERTS:** Our teaching team has a wealth of professional experience in sports coaching and development together with extensive contacts across the industry. Alongside teaching, our staff work as applied practitioners with a range of sports professionals and organisations as consultants and advisers.

- **NETWORK IN INDUSTRY:** Studying this course with the ‘Industrial Placement Year’ gives you the opportunity to enhance your practical skills by putting theory into practice, network in your industry and stand-out in the graduate job market. The placement year takes place in your third year, once completed, you would return to University to complete your final year studies.

**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**
- You'll gain in-depth knowledge of the coaching and sport development industry from entry level sport, to working with elite performers. You’ll also learn the principles and practices of training, performance analysis and how to use sport within communities and manage projects aimed at increasing physical activity and sport participation. Understanding the theory behind coaching and performance and applying this to real-world situations will enable you to graduate as a confident and independent development coach.

**HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**

- Assessments will include a combination of theoretical and practical assignments, such as individual written reports, individual and group presentations, and individual and group practical coaching assessments. Although there are some exams, a large proportion of the assessment includes of presentations and written assignment.

**YOUR CAREER:**

- This course gives you an advantage in an exciting and developing job market. Some of our former students have gone on to fantastic careers with organisations such as British Cycling and the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy. On graduating, you’ll be ideally placed to embark on careers in areas such as talent identification, sport coaching in the UK and abroad, sport development, sport management and health promotion. If you would like to take your knowledge of sport to the next level, this degree also acts as a gateway to postgraduate study.

**STUDY OPTIONS:**
- This course is available with a Foundation Year option.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Derby

Department:

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.

72%
low
Sports coaching
72%
low
Sports development

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

78%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sports and fitness occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Health 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.

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