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Sports Coaching Accelerated
BSc (Hons)

SPORT

Love sport and physical activity? Coach, support and inspire others to reach their potential while you achieve your goals. Jump into an active and rewarding career with a 2-year accelerated sports coaching degree at UA92.
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STUDY OPTIONS

OVERVIEW

STUDY LEVELS

BSc (Hons) Accelerated

UCAS CODE

C822

DURATION

2 Years

START DATE(S)

Sep / Jan / Apr

ENTRY YEAR

2023/24 2024/25

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

104

Course Introduction

What Will You Learn?

Get stuck in from day one of this short course, learning through an energetic combination of real-life coaching scenarios, projects and fieldwork, as well as hands-on experience with specialist equipment and facilities. A focus on practical coaching skills and techniques, informed by coaching theories and performance analysis, will help you identify strengths and get the best out of individuals and teams of all abilities.

During the 2-year accelerated sports coaching degree, you’ll explore approaches to coaching children, older people across community, performance and educational settings. You’ll get to grips with how to identify and support individual needs and talents and learn how to motivate pupils, clients or athletes towards achieving different goals.

In just two years we’ll get you up to speed on contemporary issues in sport and introduce you to different working environments so you’re warmed up for the world of sports coaching.

If you’re looking for a fast-track sports coaching degree in Manchester, check out our Accelerated BA (Hons) Sports Coaching degree and unlock your greatness at UA92.

How You Will Study

Course
breakdown

36 weeks of
study per year

 

6 x 6-week blocks per year

1 subject module per block

4 CPD focus days per block

Subject Module
Breakdown

250 hours of
study per module

 

80 hrs face-to-face (32%)

20 hrs Digital Wednesdays (8%)

150 hrs independent study (60%)

Assessment
Breakdown

No traditional
end-of-year exams

 

Year 1 – 100% coursework

Year 2 – 100% coursework

Your course modules

Level 4

  • Module 1: Introduction to Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Module 2: Introduction to Coaching Pedagogy and Practice
  • Module 3: Coaching Active Lifestyles
  • Module 4: Introduction to Session Design

Level 5

  • Module 1: Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Module 2: Science and Practice of Coaching
  • Module 3: Analysis of Performance
  • Module 4: Professional Development of Coaching 1

Level 6

  • Module 1: Strength and conditioning
  • Module 2: Professional Development of Coaching 2
  • Module 3: Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Module 4: Final Project

What is the 92 Programme?

Alongside your subject modules, you will complete the 92 Programme.

Engaging with the 92 Programme is a requirement for all students and will count towards your overall grade.

In each block, you will take part in a number of Character and Personal Development focus days. During these focus days, you will complete activities designed to boost your mindset, develop your skillset and get you set for future career success.

Throughout the 92 Programme, you will develop skills in self-reflection and awareness, wellness and resilience and professionalism and employability, as well as upskill in different areas.

Find out more about how we prepare students for future career success.

Why the 92 Programme is part of your course?

In a recent study*, 78% of employers believe graduates do not arrive in the workplace fully equipped with the skills they need to be work-ready.

Another study conducted by the World Economic Forum** identified ‘10 Skills You Need for the Future of Work’. These skills include:

  • Emotional intelligence (EQ)
  • Analytical (critical) thinking
  • Active learning with a growth mindset
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Technology skills

At UA92, we prepare you for life after graduation and equip you with the skills employers value most. You may not realise it, but developing  these skills now, will get you set for career success and could land you that dream job in the future.

*CMI Report: Work Ready Graduates

**World Economic Forum: The Future of Jobs Report 2023

How is the 92 Programme assessed?

You will produce a learning journal that will document your experiences. This will be submitted at the end of each academic year (or level of study) to assess whether you have met the required standard to pass the module.

Why study at UA92

UA92 offer a deliberately different experience to traditional universities; with fixed morning or afternoon timetables and no end of year exams. Our industry-inspired courses, place character and personal development firmly at the core of the learning experience. This is more than a degree. It’s preparation for life.

  • Degrees awarded by the prestigious Lancaster University
  • No traditional end of year exams**
  • Study one module at a time
  • Courses co-designed with industry
  • Fixed morning or afternoon timetable***
  • Multiple start dates throughout the year
  • Focus on Character and Personal Development

90%

said they felt supported with their learning.

NSS Results 2023

UA92 scored higher than all Greater Manchester Universities for Teaching, Academic Support, Mental Health Support Services and Assessment and Feedback in the National Student Survey 2023.*

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT AT...

Old Trafford Campus

This is where our story began, back in 2019. The UA92 Campus is in the heart of Old Trafford, Manchester. Inside there’s a fully equipped Sports Performance Centre, Media Studio and Digital Academy. The tram stop is a 1 minute walk, which gets you into the heart of Manchester city-centre in under 10 minutes.

 

FIND US

UA92 Old Trafford Campus

Brian Statham Way

Old Trafford

Manchester UK

M16 0PU

Careers in Sports Coaching

What’s next?

With a BSc in Sports Coaching, you’ll be primed and ready to help others to gain confidence, stay motivated and smash their goals. Sports coaches can work in a wide variety of settings, and you might choose to be sports coach in a club or national governing body, work for a school or local authority via a multi-sport approach, or venture into the fitness and leisure industry.

Industry Partnerships

We have over 60 industry partners who support our mission to develop career-ready graduates. These partnerships provide you with access to industry-leading expertise, mentorship opportunities and work-place experiences.

Our industry partners play a vital role in shaping both the curriculum you study and your student experience. From delivering guest lectures and masterclasses to providing internships and graduate roles. Here are just some of our partners:

Meet the Sports Team

Eoin Murray, Head of Sport

Eoin Murray
Head of Sport

Henry Titley-Wall

Henry Titley-Wall
Course Leader

Amanda Partington, Senior Lecturer

Dr Amanda Partington
Senior Lecturer

Dan Ellingworth, Senior Lecturer

Dan Ellingworth
Senior Lecturer

Mitchell Finlay, Senior Lecturer

Dr Mitchell Finlay
Senior Lecturer

Doug Owen, Lecturer

Doug Owen
Lecturer

Ryan Barrett, Lecturer

Ryan Barrett
Lecturer

Jason Doggett, Lecturer

Jason Doggett
Lecturer

ASK OUR SPORTS STUDENTS

Our friendly ambassadors are ready to answer your questions. Click on the ‘Ask me a question’ button to start a conversation.

*The NSS results referred to above compares UA92’s results against the 4 Universities in Greater Manchester (University of Bolton, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford University and The University of Manchester). Teaching, Assessment and Feedback and Academic support refers to the average score across all questions in these themes. Mental health support services refers to question: How well communicated was information about your university/college’s mental wellbeing support services?

** There may be exams in some subject areas where external accreditations are available.

*** If you start in February, April or June or as an accelerated student, we can’t guarantee your timetable will be fixed am/pm throughout your studies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The standard entry requirements for the accelerated BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science course is 104 UCAS points.* However, each application is assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration a wide range of factors. Depending on your personal circumstances, and in line with our  Contextual Admissions Policy, your application may still be considered on an individual basis. If you would like to know more about applying to UA92 or have any questions about our entry requirements, please contact our Student Futures Team.

LEVEL 2

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English Language and Maths at Grade C/4
  • Accepted Alternatives: Functional Skills Level 2 (English and Maths)

LEVEL 3

  • UCAS Points: 104
  • A Levels: BCC (104 equivalent)
  • BTEC National Extended Diploma: DMM
  • BTEC Diploma: D*D
  • T Levels: M
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AB
  • IB: 28 points with 14 from Higher Level Subjects

NON-TRADITONAL

Some qualifications do not carry UCAS Tariff points but may still be considered. We take into account a range of qualifications and work/life experience that can demonstrate your ability to succeed on the course. Each application is assessed on an individual basis, taking into consideration a wide range of factors.

INTERNATIONAL

International Baccalaureat 

Pass the IB Diploma with minimum 28 points overall, with 14 points from Higher Level Subjects.

English Language Requirements

In addition to meeting the academic criteria, if your first language isn’t English, you may be asked for a recognised English language qualification. This is especially important if you are not a national of a majority English speaking country or you haven’t completed a degree in English. If you are an international student, in order to obtain a student visa, you will be required to demonstrate that you have the correct level of English language competency to study in the UK.

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
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