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BSc (Honours) Sport Coaching with Foundation Year

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Sport Coaching with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Sport and physical activity

Further develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of how to become a successful professional sports coach.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2022. Call us now on 0330 024 6390 or apply online.

Clearing is not open to international students this year.

 

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A111
When do I start? September 2022

Course summary

  • Learn to coach in a variety of contexts and settings, with a range of different facilities. 
  • Explore and experience the world of work in a sports environment, either in the UK or abroad – with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.
  • Benefit from a teaching team who combine active coaching with coach education, employment and development experience.

 

On this course you’ll develop the skills to prepare you for a range of potential careers in sports coaching, whether in performance or participation-focused roles. You’ll learn the behaviours expected and needed for working in schools, sport governing bodies, and professional or commercial sport and physical activity settings. 

The foundation year is suitable for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for an honours degree or who wish to have further preparation before starting a degree course. You will undertake study in relevant areas of science or social science to provide you with a grounding knowledge and prepare you for progression onto your chosen degree pathway.

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

In your foundation year, you will study 4 modules that have been specially designed to prepare you for the degree pathway in your chosen area. The assessments for the course have also been designed with flexibility in mind and allow you to complete assessments on topics that you are interested in and relate closely to your chosen degree pathway.

You’ll learn how to coach children, adolescents, adults – or all three. You’ll gain the knowledge you need to design coaching sessions for long-term client development, evaluating their progress and adapting your coaching to achieve their goals.

There may also be opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities and engage with our external partners to build your professional coaching experience, with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

You learn through

  • group lectures
  • small group seminars
  • practical coaching, coach education sessions and workshops
  • project supervision – exploring your interests by researching a range of topics
  • field trips and external visits

Course leaders and tutors

Andy Gair
Andy Gair
Course Leader Sport Coaching / Lecturer in Sport Coaching and Sport Development

Originally a Carnegie PE graduate, Andy has spent 30 years working within GB, National sports organisations and education across the country, as well as developing h … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

In your second year you’ll have the opportunity to plan a work placement – which takes place between your second and third year. Placements give you real-world experience, helping you develop personally and professionally to prepare you for your future career.

Previous students have worked in Sheffield and the wider South Yorkshire area – others have organised their placements further afield in the UK or abroad. These opportunities usually focus on the delivery of sport coaching, coach education or coach development. Recent international placements have included Fiji, Italy, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Thailand. Some students have even provided coaching for the US kayaking team and children in South African townships.

Live projects

You’ll be supported and encouraged to actively apply coaching practices while you’re at Hallam. With digital technology and observational analysis of your practice, you’ll explore your coaching style and working relationships with clients. 

This could be either through our Hallam Active team or at a variety of local community-based organisations. These opportunities often support additional professional development, research or module assessments.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • professional sport clubs, commercial sport providers or sport governing body organisations 
  • physical education roles in schools
  • commercial organisations, delivering physical literacy or sport-specific programmes
  • physical activity and strength & conditioning roles in universities, colleges or sport and leisure centres 
  • management of coaching teams or programmes

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

We have a number of world-class sports facilities, which our students have previously been able to take advantage of to gain real-world experience, including

  • digital technologies
  • a range of locations and facilities across Sheffield

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Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Entry requirements

All students

64 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Coaching Active Lifestyles Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Developing Academic And Professional Practice 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Science Of Physical Education And Coaching Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Scientific Application To Coaching 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Coaching And Leadership Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Sport Coaching Process Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Coaching Physical Literacy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Innovative And Inclusive Delivery Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Research Methods In Sport Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Scientific Application To Coaching 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Society, Communities And Coaching Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Project In Sport Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Analysis Of Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Coaching Adult Communities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Coaching Children And Young People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Coaching High Performance Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Enterprise In Sport Coaching Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Sport Coaching Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strength And Conditioning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Talent Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF, 255.9KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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