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Sport Coaching — BA (Hons) Top Up

Course information

This one-year, full-time BA (Hons) Top-up programme covers sports coaching and current issues in sport, as well as other key areas such as sociology of sport and sport psychology. It provides a broad study within both the development and performance domains of sport. Applying theory to practice is essential for all students within the course. Students will also complete a research project and work experience within their chosen area of sport.

Skills and Knowledge Developed: Students will become critical thinkers within the world of sport, developing theoretical and practical knowledge to apply to sports coaching. Students will also develop key areas within the world of performance sport such as performance analysis, sport psychology and sports coaching. Students will develop skills in both qualitative and quantitative analysis and be able to effectively carry out research projects at a high level.

The programme handbook for this course is available to applicants online:

BA (Hons) Top-up Sports Coaching Programme Handbook (20-21)

This programme is validated by The Open University. To access the OU Regulations and OU Students' Guide please follow the links below:

OU Regulations

OU Students' Guide


BA Honours Degree in Sports Coaching

This course leads to...

This programme produces graduates skilled in a broad range of specialist areas. Progression is through direct entry into the industry or through further study at post graduate level.

Entry Requirements

• A minimum of 240 credits achieved through BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport with a maximum of 96 credits that may be either centre devised or imported from other BTEC; or

• A minimum of 240 credits achieved through Foundation Degree, Level 5 in a sport-related degree, with a minimum of 180 credits mapped against learning outcomes achieved through BTEC Level 5 HND in Sport

• Foundation Degree applicants must send over all Learning Outcomes from their Foundation Degree, which will then be reviewed by the programme team and the Head of Higher Education before a decision to accept or reject is made

Why study with us?

Within the scheme, there is opportunity for learners to attain a level of professional practice. There are strong links to the professional football industry and within England Volleyball. There is further opportunity for designing and carrying out studies for both performance and community sport. There is also a range of links with both primary and secondary schools for coaching opportunities.

The programme has had input from coaches, performance analysts and other support practitioners working in a professional capacity at elite-level sport. This includes guest talks and visits to elite sport clubs and talks from a range of practitioners, including coaches, performance analysts and sport psychologists.
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Course ID: 163494

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


This course is only available to learners aged 18 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer, but you may qualify for a student loan through Student Finance England towards the cost of your course and living costs. Find out more at, or contact our HE team at

Fee for21/22 is 8278.00
In future years we anticipate increasing this fee in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

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