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At UCS we offer 2 degree programmes - Sport Coaching BSc (Hons) which is for our England based campuses and supported by the University of Northampton (UoN). For our Scottish based campuses we offer a degree in Sport & Fitness BSc (Hons) which is supported by the University of the Highlands & Islands (UHI).

Sport Coaching BSc (Hons) 

OVERVIEW

The Sport Coaching BSc (Hons) degree is designed to develop your key coaching skills and behaviours and to understand how our coaching styles and approaches influence our athletes. Our Sport Coaching degree will develop skills such as long-term planning, reflective practice, conducting athlete needs analysis and understanding pedagogy in different sporting environments.

For sports coaches to have a holistic approach to their athletes' development, we need to have an understanding of the physiological, technical, psychological and social factors that feed into the long term athlete development, as well as developing performance analysis skills and putting all our practical coaching skills into the real world, through the UCS network of sports organisations.

Sport & Fitness BSc (Hons)

OVERVIEW

The BSc (Hons) Sports and Fitness degree will provide you with the practical and theoretical skills required for a career within the sport and fitness sector. By developing a range of transferable skills and techniques, you will be 'world ready' for your career and/or further study. The BSc is a programme designed to enhance your existing qualifications and support you in the next steps of your career.

The degree is designed to be a diverse sport and fitness qualification with a focus on practical application of skills that enables you to put theory into practice. Studying modules across a broad spectrum will give you a comprehensive knowledge and understanding that you can apply to a variety of areas within the sector.

Sport & Exercise Science (Coaching Science) HNC

OVERVIEW
For sports coaches to have a holistic approach to their athletes' development, we need to have an understanding of the physiological, technical, psychological and social factors that feed into the long term athlete development, as well as developing performance analysis skills and putting all our practical coaching skills into the real world, through the UCS network of sports organisations.

APPLYING YOUR SKILLS

To develop your applied skills, you complete a minimum of 120 hours of work-based learning in each year that you study with UCS, so you can apply ideas from the course and build the skills that employers look for.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

UCS has worked closely with The University of Northampton (UoN) and The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) to select a suite of modules that reflects the needs of the sports coaching industry, such as Analysis, Psychology and Applied Business Practice. UCS has an unrivalled network of local clubs and organisations ready and able to provide you with valuable "hands-on" experience.

HNC PROGRAMME

UCS has worked closely with Activate Learning to select a suite of modules that reflects the needs of the sports coaching industry.

UCS has an unrivalled network of local clubs and organisations ready and able to provide you with valuable 'hands-on' experience.

STANDARD ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Students will require 112 tariff points. A typical offer would be CCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC.

 

In addition, you will need to have studied physical education, sports science or science related subject at A Level, BTEC level 3 diploma or equivalent qualification.

HNC PROGRAMME

​Students will require 80 tariff points. A typical offer would be CDD at A Level or MPP at BTEC.

Applications are welcome from students that do not meet the entry requirements wher especial considerations can be given to those with relevant experience and skills following evidence of effective academic writing.  Along with mature students with a suitable background or related work experience gained within the Sports industry.

DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Key Facts

Level:                     Undergraduate

Duration:               3 Years (England)

                                 4 Years ( Scotland)

Starting:                 September

Fees UK 24/25:    £8250

HNC PROGRAMME
Key Facts

Level:                     Undergraduate

Duration:               1 Year

Starting:                September

Fees UK 24/25:   £6500

Awarded by:

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