Sport and Exercise Science

Sport Coaching and School Sport

BSc (Hons) (Top-Up)
Leaflet Code: CR40234FT


This course is for students that have a real passion for sport, and want to learn about the art/science of coaching sports skills. Students will develop a range of skills and knowledge in key areas of sports coaching which will be appropriate for successful transition into a sports coaching/delivery based career. The course is ideal for those who wish to work with sports clubs, schools, National Governing Bodies or operate sports coaching based businesses.

Students will benefit from state-of-the-art sports laboratory, strength and conditioning and sports coaching suites, equipment and facilities Units will address areas such as contemporary issues in sport, sport psychology in coaching practice and negotiated research (dissertation).

Additionally students will have the opportunity to transfer skills, developed through their coaching practice, and apply these to the expanding physical activity and health agenda, in particular reference to childhood obesity and other school age issues (such as sedentary behaviour) or utilise our links in the elite coaching industry.

Course content: • Dissertation • Contemporary Issues in Sport Coaching and School Sport • High Performance Coaching.

  • Openshaw Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • September 2023

Awarding Partner:

Manchester Metropolitan University

• Higher National Diploma in relevant subject

• Foundation degree or equivalent Level 5 qualification in Sport

Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Contemporary Issues in Sport Coaching and School Sports (30 credits)
Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching and School Sports (30 credits). This unit will focus upon contemporary issues within sport coaching and school sport including physical activity within the younger population.

Dissertation (60 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits). This unit will enable students to further develop general and discipline specific knowledge and skills through extended research activity. After consultation and agreement with the tutors the students will be required to undertake a Literature Review in the area of their choosing within the context of the programme studied; formulate a research proposal with research question/s and carry out the research as proposed.

High Performance Coaching (30 credits)
High Performance Coaching (30 credits). This unit focuses on incorporating progressive sessions to improve skill and tactical ability. This unit also introduces the concept and role of psychology within sport.

Level 6
42% assignment
29% presentation / video
29% practical

All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £50 each year for books and printing

If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work

You may be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.