BSc (Hons) in
Sport Coaching (Blended Learning)

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Awarded by Blended learning provides the perfect combination of online/distance learning and contact day attendance, which is ideal for those balancing their studies alongside other professional or sporting commitments. The programme allows you to develop your teaching and coaching skills. You will gain knowledge and understanding of the disciplines underpinning effective sports coaching and performance for different ages and abilities.

Validated by Nottingham Trent University

Course Content

You will put your theory into practice through applied studies, placements and assessments. Renowned for our provision of high-quality teaching, your learning will include online lectures, seminars and activities, as well as coaching practice and independent study. Assessments include a range of essays, projects, presentations and reports. Such diversity will allow you to experience various modes of academic and professional practice, developing your abilities and refining your skills in preparation for your next steps. We have an excellent support system in place. Academic tutors will work closely with you throughout the duration of your programme, supporting your development and tracking your academic progress to ensure that you achieve your best.


Year One

  • Applied Coaching Theory
  • Coaching Practice and Placement
  • Understanding Research
  • Technical and Biomechanical Analysis of Sport
  • Physiology of Fitness Training for Coaching 
  • Principles of Pedagogy and Physical Education
Year 2
  • Athlete Welfare and Safeguarding
  • Psychology for Coaches
  • Leadership in the Sport Industry
  • Work Based Experience and Project
  • Foundations of Effective Practice
Year 3
  • Advanced Coaching Practice
  • Teaching Strategy: Pedagogy in Practice
  • Tactical Analysis of Sport
  • Managing Sports Development
  • Research Project
*All modules subject to change


You will be able to take a Level 1 and Level 2 NGB coaching qualification in a choice of sports alongside the main qualification, and the blended-learning nature of the course will enable you to learn flexibly around your sporting or professional commitments.

Entry Requirements

  • 72 UCAS points, including GCSE English and Maths (level 4 or above)

UCAS code: C615

Progression Opportunities

Following this programme, many of our successful students have applied to PGCE programmes to pursue a career in teaching, with others gaining employment in international coaching, local authority coaching, professional clubs and National Governing Body programmes. Students can also progress on to postgraduate study.


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Key Facts



Course Duration:

3 Years

UCAS Code:


College Course Code:

  • 18/19TFK2161
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