Sports Development and Coaching (BSc Hons)

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3 Years (Full-Time)


Oxstalls, Gloucester

This course will give you the opportunity to experience the influence that sport can have within society and will provide the knowledge and skills to make a difference. If you are motivated by the challenge of working with adults and children and have a passion for helping others to enjoy and improve their sporting abilities, then this course is for you. We're also rated 100% overall student satisfaction for sports development and coaching (NSS 2017).

All students on this course will have the opportunity to work in the local sports community. We have close links with local sports clubs and partners, providing you with excellent opportunities to become involved in professional sports development and sports coaching. Our degree will help you develop a strong evidence-based approach to coaching and leadership built upon scientific and sociological principles and technical understanding.

Graduates from this programme will be well placed to pursue a career in sports development and coaching. You will also develop skills that are important to employers including communication, organisational and leadership skills.

Study style

Your course will be assessed by written, oral and practical tasks designed to develop the broad range of knowledge and skills underpinning sports development and coaching practice.

Course modules

Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2018 entry*

112 tariff points

Typical offers

BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

2018 UCAS tariff table

Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country. If you do not meet the academic and English language requirements, you should consider a preparation course at INTO University of Gloucestershire, which will help to prepare you for study on this degree. INTO University of Gloucestershire is based at our Park campus and offers a range of courses including International Foundation Business, Hospitality and Tourism.

Grade 4/C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. Please email our admissions team for further information.

* Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure


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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeCXP1


  • Community coach
  • Coach educator
  • Development roles on sport, physical activity and health
  • Teaching (following PGCE study)

Industry links

  • Gloucester RFC
  • The Football Association
  • England and Wales Cricket Board
  • Active Gloucestershire
  • Cheltenham Town FC
  • Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
  • Local primary and secondary schools

Develop the skills to make a difference

Work with adults and young people while building your understanding of the influence of sport within the community. You will also gain the knowledge and skills to make a difference.

Opportunity to work with professional sports organisations

We have close links with local and national sports clubs and partners, providing excellent opportunites to become involved with sports development and coaching, in particular within community settings.

Develop your employability through practical experience

Extensive practical experiences will enable you to develop your employability skills in a range of disciplines while also focusing on a specialism within the fields of coaching and development.


Did you know that 94% of our graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months.

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