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BSc (Hons)
Sports Coaching

Undergraduate course
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Help people achieve their full potential and improve athletic performance by acquiring leadership, communication and reflective skills.

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Your coaching degree will be recognised by a number of professional bodies including Sports Coach UK, United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) and the National Occupational Standards for Coaching, Teaching and Instructing.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level, one of which must be in a National Curriculum subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 including a National Curriculum subject.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Health and enhanced criminal history checks:
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level, one of which must be in a National Curriculum subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 including a National Curriculum subject.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Health and enhanced criminal history checks:
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level, one of which must be in a National Curriculum subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 including a National Curriculum subject.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Health and enhanced criminal history checks:
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level, one of which must be in a National Curriculum subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2 including a National Curriculum subject.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
Health and enhanced criminal history checks:
Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click here.

The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.

International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Tom Harwood

Careers

Tom Harwood
Sports Project Officer, Team Beds and Luton

BA (Hons) Sport Development

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My degree gave me the skills and expertise I needed to succeed in thesport development industry. Thanks to my placement I now work in a fantastic job giving people the opportunity to get involved in sport, no matter what their background.

We will prepare you to enter the industry as a confident sports coach. A range of placement opportunities offered throughout your degree will give you the chance to develop your personal, academic and professional skills and help you build an impressive CV. Some of our students have gone on to work for the Football Association, sports coach UK and David Lloyd Leisure, while others coach young people in primary and secondary schools.

  • Youth Sports Coach
  • Talent Development Coach
  • Community Sports Coach
  • Sports Development Officer
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit our Careers Site

MODULES & LEARNING

Research & Personal Journey

Coaching Pedagogy 1: Introduction to the Principles of Learning & the Implications for Coaching

Sport Curriculum 1: An Introduction to the Development of Movement, Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport for Children & Young People

Participant Development 1a: Developmental Psychology

Participant Development 1b: Paediatric Physiology

Coaching Practice 1: An Introduction to Planning, Delivering & Analysing Coaching Activities

Research Methods in Sports Coaching

Participant Development 2: Analysing the Biopsychosocial Needs of Children & Young People in Sport

Sport Curriculum 2: Understanding & Analysing the Demands of Sport for Children & Young People

Coaching Practice 2: Planning, Delivering & Evaluating Coaching Practice in Applied Contexts

Community Sport Development

Managing Sport Development

Coaching Pedagogy 2: Understanding learning - Implications for Structuring Practice Activities & Coach Behaviour

Sport Event Management

Analysis & Acquistion of Skill

Strength & Conditioning / Fitness

Participant Development 3: Developing Interventions to Meet the Needs of Children & Young People Within Inclusive Sporting Contexts

Professional Practice in Coaching Contexts

Dissertation

Outdoor & Adventurous Activities (Residential)

Sport Curriculum 3: Developing Sport Specific Annual Curriculum

Sport Curriculum Multi Skills: Developing a Fundamental Movement Curriculum

Coaching Pedagogy 3

Advanced Strength & Conditioning

Advances in Analysis & Acquisition of Skill

Strategic Management of Sport Development

Sport Event in Action

Our renowned research centre for sports coaching and physical education will provide a high-quality learning environment. Combined with the support and guidance from our expert staff, you will have the perfect platform to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a confident coach. Our staff have vast experience in sports coaching, and currently deliver an array of support services to coaches and athletes at all levels and across an extensive range of sports.

Some of your sessions will be located at Headingley Carnegie Stadium - home to Yorkshire County Cricket Club, rugby league giants Leeds Rhinos and rugby union's Yorkshire Carnegie, making it one of the busiest sports venues in the UK. You will also have access to specialist coaching equipment and software. This will allow you to analyse sporting performance and will help you develop the coaching techniques to improve.

Invaluable placement opportunities will give you the chance to put your learning into practice. You could be coaching children from local schools or working on campus assisting our coaches - some of whom work with Olympic athletes. You could also gain experience in the wider sports industry with professional clubs such as the Rhinos and Leeds United, or with local authority and private fitness centres.

During your studies, you could also extend your experience and top-up your credentials with a sport-specific coaching qualification that is UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) endorsed. These will be available at levels one and two. In addition to UKCC programmes, we also offer gym and personal trainer qualifications, which you could take to further boost your CV.

Sport Volunteering Opportunities
We offer a sport volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. If you want to stay ahead of the game and have a competitive advantage in the job market then sport volunteering is an ideal way to gain extra knowledge and skills on top of your degree. Volunteering is a huge advantage if you want to pursue a career in the sports industry - and it will look great on your CV!
Sport and Active Lifestyles
We're passionate about sport and at our University there's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

  • Peter Mackreth
    Sports CoachingPeter Mackreth
    Head of School, Sport

    Across the school we have talented, committed and passionate staff who continually strive to build on the synergies between teaching, research and enterprise. Our approach fosters the development of innovative and important projects which feeds into an excellent student experience at all levels.

  • Peter is Head of the Carnegie School of Sport which houses a diverse range of disciplines that promote excellence at all levels of participation, performance and policy in sport. Across the School are talented, committed and passionate staff who continually strive to build on the synergies between teaching, research and enterprise. Our approach fosters the development of innovative and important projects, which feeds into an excellent student experience at all levels. The School has a strong progression rate with many undergraduates going on to do masters and then PhDs.
    Life in Leeds
    Life in Leeds
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

Facilities

  • Library
    Library

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

    "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Carnegie Stadium

Headingley Carnegie Stadium

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An amazing place to spend your days

Carnegie Pavilion in our cutting-edge teaching facility located in our city’s world famous sports ground, Headingley Carnegie Stadium – host to international cricket matches since 1899. We give you a unique opportunity to learn at a world-famous location.

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