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BSc (Hons) Community Sport Coaching

 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS CX64

Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2019/20 UK fee: £9,250

2019/20 International fee: £13,000

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points to include at least one grade C.

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DMM - MMM

GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or better.

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 15 credits worth of units at Merit

Interview and enhanced DBS check required. 

Student view

Laura
I love the community feel of the University and how much support there is. My tutors go above and beyond to give the support they do.

Course content

The Community Sport Coaching degree will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to work as a sport coach in particular within a youth and community sport environment.

At the heart of the programme is a commitment to improving your coaching practice through an understanding of how to deliver excellent coaching sessions. It is designed so that you gain the necessary experience, knowledge and expertise within what may be termed the ‘art’ of coaching in order to become better ‘coaches’ whilst also allowing you to explore some of the elements of performance coaching (i.e. psychology) so that you gain a wide appreciation of different coaching roles.

The course focuses (with an emphasis on multi-sport and multi-skills coaching) on the relationship between the coaching process and the development of opportunities to take part in sport at a local level. 

In the first year you will deliver a number of coaching sessions to your peer group. In year two this coaching practice is developed through a supported coaching placement in the local community.

The third year is designed to further inform and develop your understanding of the sport coaching process and focuses on coach education, coach development and the relationship between sport coaching and sport development.

 

 

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

Sports Dome

Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports.

Blue flooring and blue curtains separating courts with student throwing javelins
 

Sports hall

Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.

Fitness suite

Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.

Weights, resistance and cardio machines

Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder

Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.

Images showing external and internal climbing wall and external boulder

Grass football and rugby pitches

Students playing football and girl passing rugby ball

Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf (to be completed by September 2019)

Image below is for illustrative purposes only for colours. (not actual astro at Chichetster)  Line markings and surrounding layout will be different.

Blue and green astro - image of different institution to see style

110m synthetic athletics track
Strength and conditioning room
Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
Outdoor netball and tennis court

Two seminar rooms
Cricket nets 

Sport Science Laboratories:

Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.

Student using software to track activity of body for sport psychology

Two dedicated biomechanics labs

Student running with rugby ball with sensor on past tracking posts

Five dedicated physiology labs

Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.

Physiology labs showing equipment used

An environmental chamber

Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.

Envinronmental chamber in physiology lab

A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Sports therapy clinic with beds and rehab room

Where this can take you

Given its emphasis on combining both vocational and academic expertise within coaching through a range of different areas, this programme serves as an excellent platform for a number of jobs or further opportunities within the worlds of sport, recreation, and community.

Possible careers paths include:

  • Community sport coaches (both sport specific and multi-sport)
  • Teaching (subject to meeting the requirements for teaching)
  • Sport development
  • Sport management
  • Coaching within the private schools sector
  • Sport event management

Previous students have gone on to work within sport development, football community schemes, education (primary, secondary, and further education teaching), sport marketing, event management, academy and professional level coaching, coaching abroad, and postgraduate level study. 

Our postgraduate courses:

Alumni receive a 15% discount on postgraduate courses at Chichester

  • MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • MSc Physical Activity and Public Health
  • MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)*
  • MSc Sports Coaching Science
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology (BPS route)
  • MSc Sports Performance Analysis
  • MSc Strength and Conditioning
  • MA Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education
  • PGCE Primary
  • PGCE Secondary Physical Education
  • School Direct
  • School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT)



*Subject to approval​

Work placements

Through our work placements you will develop skills which allow you to apply theory and knowledge in an operational sport or health setting. Placements opportunities are available on most programmes within the Chichester Institute of Sport which provide you with a strong vocational focus.

Chichester Institute of Sport has a dedicated placement coordinator.

Students are ultimately responsible for finding their own placement, however the placement coordinator is available to assist students and has a network of contacts in local clubs and schools.

Our students are from all over the UK, with the majority from the South and South East of England, with a few students from overseas. Many students find work placements in their home towns, as well as local opportunities in Sussex.

Placements are integral to your development as a student and are integrated within University-based work.

You will need to ensure you have all the necessary documentation in place before you start your placement. Some courses will insist that you complete a DBS check on entry to the course and others will require you to complete a check once you have started. Please check that you have completed all necessary documentation before commencing your placement.

To contact the Placement Coordinator please email Clare Deacon – c.deacon@chi.ac.uk or tel: 01243 793542

Indicative modules

Year 1

  • Analysing Sport (double module)
  • Principles and Practice of Sport (double module)
  • Introduction to Sport Business and Management
  • Psychology in the Coaching Process
  • Fundamentals of Human Movement 
  • Acquiring Skilled Performance

Year 2

  • Researching Sport (double module)
  • Coaching Placement (double module)
  • Coaching Physical Performance
  • Coaching Psychology 
  • Children and Youth Sport
  • Health Promotion, Lifestyle and Exercise

Year 3

  • Dissertation (double module)
  • Sport Development: International Contexts
  • Coaching Alternative Sports
  • Community Engagement in Sport
  • Coaching at the Interface of Sport Development
  • Developing Effective Coaching
  • Advanced Coaching Psychology 

International English Studies

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Teaching and assessment

We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation in this field.

We are committed to learning and teaching. Our team of principal lecturers ensure the techniques and technology used at Chichester position us as a leading authority in this critical part of your education.

When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies.

Independent Learning

Central learning facilities are available to complement and support the learning activities you will experience in your taught modules, and will help to foster your confidence in learning independently and managing and presenting information – skills that will be of lasting benefit beyond your time at the University.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, exhibitions, performance/practical work, project work, presentations and seminar discussions.

Our course will include a mix, so that you will be assessed on different types of work. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.

You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss any issues with your lecturers throughout the course. Special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.

Additional Costs

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