This course aims to develop a broad understanding of sports coaching and professional skills relevant to the future workplace. You will focus on developing performance aligned to athlete development through the study and application of exercise physiology, psychology, motor skill development, and coaching theory. You will have the opportunity to complete work-related experience through local and regional links with sports clubs, public and private fitness centres, gyms, and schools.
The Certificate of Higher Education in Sports Coaching offers you the opportunity to attain a Level 4 Higher Technical Qualification in Sports Coaching, a new type of qualification that is industry-led and aligned to employer-designed standards. This means you will leave with the skills, knowledge, and behaviours required by future employers. The one-year course of study also provides you with greater flexibility compared to a two-year foundation course or three-year degree. After completing the course, you will have the option to join Level 5 BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching and Physical Education if you wish to continue your studies further.
Teaching methods include small group work, practical teaching/coaching activities, work-based activities, workshops, lectures, industry speakers, tutorials, laboratory practicals, computer-based activities, presentations, and independent learning.
You will be required to complete six 20-credit modules that use a variety of assessment methods, such as lab reports, essays, presentations, reflective portfolios, online quizzes and exams, problem-based learning, competency-based practicals, and a practical coaching assessment.
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Certificate of Higher Education in Sports Coaching students will be subject to Safeguarding and Fitness to Practise procedures. Prior to admission, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for UK students, whereas for overseas students, a Certificate of Good Conduct from the domicile police force is required. This is then superseded by a DBS check which must be obtained by the student six months after starting the course.
The fee for this course is £8,750.
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You will be studying a course that has been aligned to industry and employer-defined standards. Therefore the skills, knowledge, and behaviours you develop through the course will be those sought by future employers. Many of these skills are transferrable and highly desirable in other potential working environments. The Certificate of Higher Education in Sports Coaching also offers you the opportunity to complete a 50-hour work placement, which will develop valuable skills and experience to enhance further employment prospects.
With this qualification, you will be able to pursue a variety of career paths, including: