The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree aims to develop your understanding of the dynamic and complex interactions which exist within the coaching environment. The course will provide you with an insightful awareness of how theory from a range of areas can both inform and be informed by practice in order to develop your critical and innovative problem-solving abilities. You’ll be able to apply your knowledge of the complex and dynamic nature of coaching and combine it with that gleaned from other disciplines such as physiology, biomechanics, psychology, ethics, cultural studies, performance analysis and adapted physical activity.
Importantly, during the course, you’ll have a variety of opportunities to acquire qualifications associated with different National Governing Bodies. Through a range of practical sessions, work experience opportunities and placements you will foster an appreciation of how you influence and are influenced by coaches, athletes and significant others. These experiences, the knowledge developed during your course and the coaching qualifications give the course a unique position of mixing traditional knowledge and skills with more contemporary approaches to coaching which can be used as a foundation for future employment.
Course information on this page relates to September 2019 entry. This programme will undergo periodic review in 2018/19. As such, course content shown below may change to ensure the programme remains current. Any applicants will be informed of any changes once confirmed.
Learning & Teaching
Effective learning, teaching and assessment methods underpin the educational aims and the learning outcomes of all of our programmes and modules. Learning and teaching methods may include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and practical sessions. Our Virtual Learning Environment is also an integral aspect of the learning package that supports the needs of our students.
Lead lectures introduce key topics and concepts, whilst seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions focus on the application of key concepts with the aim of enhancing the student experience and engagement. You will also meet tutors on a one to one basis. As a school, we work hard to provide student-centred learning opportunities that deliver high quality and flexible learning environment.
Employability & Careers
The Cardiff Met EDGE supports you to thrive in the modern world. Throughout your degree, you will experience a range of opportunities to develop your ethical, digital, global and entrepreneurial competencies through problem-based learning, real-world industry case studies, integrated work experiences on campus and opportunities for work-based learning placements off campus. We will ensure that you get a range of opportunities to develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership.
During your first year of study, you will get the opportunity to undertake technical qualifications in a range of industry-relevant areas including sport coaching, exercise training & health and safety. These opportunities will ensure that you have the appropriate qualifications and experience to apply for one of the many work placement opportunities on offer both on and off campus. We will also support you to seek opportunities to work or study abroad. Work placements can give you a critical EDGE in gaining professional employment on graduation. Students who have graduated from the Sport Coaching programme have gone on to work in careers both within and beyond the Sport Industry.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should normally have five GCSEs including English Language (or Welsh First Language) and Maths* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 112 - 120 points from 3 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
A Levels: 112 - 120 points to include grades BB. Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be considered as a third subject
RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma / Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DMM within a relevant subject
VTCT Extended Diploma in Sports Studies grade DMM overall
Irish Leaving Certificate: 112 - 120 points from Highers to include 3 x H2 grades (minimum grade considered at Higher is H4)
Scottish Advanced Highers: 112 - 120 points to include grades CC
Access to Higher Education Diploma: Pass with 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit
Applicants should preferably have a strong sporting profile
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.