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BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

Join a degree aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity that prepares you for a career working in community and performance sports coaching.

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    UCAS Code: C610
    Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time, 6 Years Part-Time
    Start Dates: September 2021
    Subjects: Sport and Physical Activity
    Location: Edge Hill University

    Please note, the first intake to this programme is for September 2021 entry.

    Immersing you in performance analysis, programming, and strength and conditioning, this degree equips you with the knowledge and skills to implement and manage contemporary sports coaching practices in local, national and international settings. Based on the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, the programme offers a student-centred experience that combines academic studies with applied work experience in real-world settings. Developing skills in enterprise and entrepreneurship, you will choose from a range of contemporary and career-focused pathways that enable you to specialise in areas such as coaching community and performance sport, sports coaching in education, and coaching with children, young people and adults. The programme will appeal whether you wish to work in community or professional sports coaching, or education, across a range of audiences. You will graduate with a skillset that makes you highly employable, both within and outside the sports industry, working in roles where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

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    In Depth

    What will I study?

    In Year 1 you will examine and undertake a range of coaching practices in sports coaching. You will also address relationships between sport, physical activity and health and examine sports policy and management. Exploring the underpinning physiology and biomechanics of sporting performance in coaching science, you will also receive a grounding in sports research skills and develop an appreciation of the essential pedagogical nature of coaching groups and individuals in various sporting practices.

    Year 2 equips you with specialised and applied knowledge about a range of contemporary issues in sports coaching, providing you with practical hands-on experience in key areas of sports coaching. These include coaching pedagogy, analysing performance, athlete learning in coaching and the coaching process. You will also develop expertise in coaching diverse populations and managing health behaviour change.

    In Year 3 you will gain further experience of working in coach education and hone your expertise in performance analysis and programming. Applying your knowledge to practical scenarios, you will complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that your skills and understanding are closely aligned to the professional standards of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. You will also undertake an independent research project.

    How will I study?

    The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group seminars, practical activities, tutorials, workshops and study skills sessions to help you manage the transition to university. In addition, there will be practical work, directed independent study, supervised individual research and ICT-based learning. For each module you will have a detailed handbook that tells you what sessions are about, what to read, how you will be assessed, offers coursework guidance, and explains how module content relates to your employment, both in and beyond sports settings.

    You will gain valuable work-related experience and skills throughout the programme, including with partners and other employers off campus.

    How will I be assessed?

    Assessments are both individual and team-based and enable you to develop your presentation skills through applied sports coaching tasks, including those undertaken in the real world and with industry partners. These tasks include the writing of essays and individual reports, coaching portfolios and practical assessments. There will be critical appraisals of learning strategies, evaluations of coaching practices, preparation of poster presentations, the planning and delivery of practical sessions, developing portfolios of evidence linked to professional standards, and undertaking a piece of original independent research.

    Who will be teaching me?

    You will be taught by highly enthusiastic and committed staff who have a wealth of experience working with a variety of sport and non-sport organisations. They draw upon these links to ensure you gain valuable vital practical experiences to prepare you for the world of work. Teaching staff are also involved in national and international research projects which influence the way sport is coached, developed and managed, ensuring you are given the most up-to-date knowledge relevant to your future employment.

    A Great Study Environment

    Two students squat as they face each other and balance weights on their shoulders.All courses in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity place a strong emphasis on practical work, underpinned by outstanding facilities including dedicated biochemistry, biomechanics, performance analysis, physiology and psychology laboratories.

    The performance analysis laboratory provides access to industry-standard software and audio-visual equipment for the analysis of athletic and coaching performance, while the biochemistry laboratory enables you to collect and accurately analyse a wide range of metabolites, using the latest technology, to determine the physiological responses of athletes and others, to a variety of exercise stresses such as running, cycling and rowing.

    There is a dedicated sports therapy clinic, providing a clinical learning environment in which to gain practical experience, as well as a functional rehabilitation centre where bespoke rehabilitation programmes for individuals or small groups can be implemented.

    Additional learning resources include high quality eye-tracking systems in a specialist vision analysis laboratory where you can measure hand-eye coordination, ocular-motor control, reaction times, cognition and other mechanisms associated with visual perception. Cutting edge musculoskeletal assessment tools combine with a dedicated strength and conditioning area in our MSk laboratory where you can assess athletes and implement (p)rehabilitation programmes. Isokinetic dynamometry, electromyography and dynamic balance assessment can all be conducted with immediate transfer to exercise prescription.

    In the Sleep, Exercise and Performance laboratory, you can measure the responses of individuals to sleep, sleep deprivation and changes in the circadian rhythms of a variety of biological processes. This helps to determine the best time to exercise or when individuals need to sleep and recover.

    Complementing the impressive academic facilities, there are £30 million of sport and leisure facilities across 60 acres on campus, including top-of-the-range 3G football and rugby pitches, hockey pitches, tennis courts, a competition-standard athletics track and an athletics field. The University sports centre boasts a 25-metre swimming pool, double sports hall for badminton, basketball, netball and squash, a 100-station fitness suite, aerobics studio and a health suite with sauna and steam rooms.

    Modules

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    Year 1

    SPT1851Introduction to Critical Thinking for Sports Research (20 credits)

    Introduction to Critical Thinking for Sports Research covers the conventions of studying in higher education. You will be expected to reflect upon your previous experiences of education while also thinking strategically about your future study and work in sport and physical activity. This will facilitate a new and more critical approach to thinking about and studying sport and physical activity. You will develop the ability to use academic literature, research, concepts and arguments to provide a more critical and reasoned assessment of sport and physical activity related issues and topics. The aim is to learn to communicate your new critical thoughts about sport and physical activity using appropriate academic referencing and citation styles.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    SPT1852Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles (20 credits)

    Introduction to Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Health Navigator, Working in the Community Environment and Working with Inactive People professional standards. The module outlines the complex relationships between sport, physical activity and health. Initial focus will be on developing your understanding of health-related behaviours and markers of health (such as mental wellbeing, physical fitness and body composition) and how these can be measured. The remainder of the module will develop your knowledge of the potential contribution of sport and physical activity to all domains of health (physical, psychological and social) and specific health conditions. You will also reflect on how those working in the sport sector may seek to deliver sport and physical activity in a way that is inclusive and encourages participation among new and inactive groups.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    SPT1853Introduction to Coaching Practice (20 credits)

    Introduction to Coaching Practice engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach and Coaching Assistant professional standards. The module provides you with an introduction to key features of skill acquisition through sports coaching and the essential underpinnings needed to design practical coaching sessions. It will make you aware of the assumptions informing different practice designs, as well as developing your knowledge of how to set up different types of practice sessions and how to deliver them in a way that fits a specific rationale. You will become aware of the importance of practice scheduling and variability of practice in sports coaching. The module requires you to examine relevant theory in practice design, apply particular models and then reflect on your chosen activity set-up.


    Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

    SPT1854Introduction to Coaching Sports Performance (20 credits)

    Introduction to Coaching Sports Performance engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach, Coaching Assistant and Strength & Conditioning Trainer professional standards. The module provides you with foundation knowledge in anatomy and physiology, as well as biomechanics in relation to coaching sporting performance and physical activity. You will gain an understanding and insight into a range of scientific principles and their application to sporting performance and human movement. In addition, you will develop your practical skills enabling you to evaluate and review participants and assess their suitability for exercise. Topics covered within this module include the structure and function of the circulatory system and respiratory system, the structure and function of the skeleton and joints, an overview of the muscular systems and energy systems, and the biomechanical principles of human movement.


    Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

    SPT1855Introduction to Sports Coaching (20 credits)

    Introduction to Sports Coaching engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach, Coaching Assistant, Entry Manager, Health Navigator and Working with Inactive People professional standards. The module equips you with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of sports coaches in different contexts. You will apply basic sports coaching principles in developing your ability to plan, organise and deliver sports coaching sessions in safe, effective and ethical ways. You will develop an understanding of the theoretical and practical underpinnings of delivering sports coaching sessions and apply this knowledge by leading and supporting practical situations with peers and, where appropriate, with non-peer groups.


    Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

    SPT1856Introduction to Organisation and Administration of Sport and Physical Activity (20 credits)

    Introduction to Organisation and Administration of Sport and Physical Activity engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Entry Manager, Working in the Community Environment and Working with Inactive People professional standards. The module equips you with an understanding of the policy process and the realities that emerge from it in sport and physical activity. You will be introduced to how sport is organised and administered in the UK using examples from community and elite sport and physical activity provision. The role of volunteers and volunteer managers will be examined in relation to policy implementation and the provision of sport and physical activity. The module also introduces you to the ways in which sporting programmes address wider government objectives and considers how sporting events might be leveraged to achieve broader social outcomes.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    Year 2

    SPT2851Doing Real World Sports Research (20 credits)

    Doing Real World Sports Research develops your ability to identify potential areas of interest to research. You will learn how to appraise literature to define appropriate research questions, discover how to select appropriate paradigms, designs, methodologies and methods of enquiry, and explore the best approaches to undertaking data analysis. Rather than present an idealised and simplistic picture of the research process, this module will highlight how research can often be a messy, complex process. You will learn how researchers carry out research projects, negotiate the practical day-to-day problems and ethical considerations encountered, and discover how difficulties and setbacks that are a normal part of the research process are managed successfully.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    SPT2852Managing Health Behaviour Change Through Sport and Physical Activity (20 credits)

    Managing Health Behaviour Change Through Sport and Physical Activity engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Health Navigator, Working in the Community Environment, and Working with Inactive People professional standards. Introducing you to health promotion theory in sport and physical activity,  the module considers the complex biological, social and environmental factors that influence and explain participation in sport and physical activity. You will examine theoretical approaches to understanding behaviour, explore the effectiveness of these theories and approaches in sport and physical activity contexts, and begin to apply them to real-world settings.


    Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

    SPT2853Facilitating Learning in Coaching (20 credits)

    Facilitating Learning in Coaching engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach professional standard. The module provides you with an opportunity to apply your understanding of the pedagogical nature of learning for sports coaching (and associated philosophies) in real-life coaching settings. It will make you aware of the fundamental assumptions underpinning a selection of learning theories, values and beliefs regarding coaching, while also developing your knowledge of how these theories could be applied to facilitate learning in coaching settings with participants. You will also become familiar with the issues and practices surrounding the creation of different learning environments and philosophies around coaching contexts and be able to enact these in practice.


    Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

    SPT2854Performance Analysis and Assessment in Coaching (20 credits)

    Performance Analysis and Assessment in Coaching engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach and Strength & Conditioning Trainer professional standards. The module provides you with an overview of the necessary theoretical and practical background knowledge needed to analyse and assess various components of athletic performance. You will be introduced to the assessment of skills, techniques and decision making, as well as observing aerobic and anaerobic fitness, using a variety of quantitative and qualitative techniques. Where appropriate you will also be taught how to use industry-standard performance assessment methods, technologies and associated software. The module will not only require you to examine relevant performance assessment theory but to apply this knowledge practically to the analysis of athletic performance.


    Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

    SPT2855The Coaching Process (20 credits)

    The Coaching Process engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach and Working with Inactive People professional standards. The module considers the pedagogical complexity of coaching and how to apply this to your own practice with groups and individuals. You will explore a number of topics related to motivational coaching climates and team cohesion, including the strategic management of practice conditions, as well as the development of individuals via specific methods and behaviours within practice. Learning will be underpinned by a problem-based approach that will encourage you to use both knowledge of theory and empirical research to address a variety of everyday coaching scenarios and issues in current practice.


    Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

    SPT2856Working with Diverse Populations (20 credits)

    Working with Diverse Populations engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach, Coaching Assistant, Health Navigator, Working in the Community Environment, and Working with Inactive People professional standards. You will look at how sports organisations are managed and how practitioners effectively engage with the populations they seek to develop. The module enhances your understanding of, and ability to analyse, approaches to facilitating the development of differentiated coaching practice with individuals and groups in a range of delivery contexts. It also prepares you to work in community and performance sport contexts in schools and national governing bodies, as well as club environments. You will be provided with opportunities to engage in real world coaching settings with participants. In doing so, you will become familiar with the existing policy context of community and performance (sport) development, and the relationships that exist between sports workers, other workers in the public, private and third sectors, as well as those working elsewhere in the sports industry.


    Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

    Year 3

    SPT3220Dissertation (40 credits)

    Dissertation allows you to engage in an in-depth independent research project, specialising your focus on a relevant area of interest.


    Assessment: Coursework: 80%, Practical(s): 20%.

    SPT3852Coach Learning and Education (20 credits)

    Coach Learning and Education engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach professional standard. The module considers the preparation and continuing professional development of sports coaches. You will assess the professionalisation of sports coaching and communities of practice while also reflecting on your own experiences of learning in formal, informal and non-formal situations. The module addresses coach learning, the purpose of coach education, the role of the coach educator and how coach learners acquire knowledge about practice. You will examine existing coach education and continuing professional development practices by reviewing policy and curricular documentation as well as empirical research evidence.


    Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

    SPT3853Performance Analysis and Programming in Coaching (20 credits)

    Performance Analysis and Programming in Coaching engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach and Strength & Conditioning Trainer professional standards. The module requires you to use your knowledge and understanding of performance analysis, as well as applied physiology and biomechanics, in the analysis of sporting performance and the construction of an appropriate periodised training programme. You will develop your knowledge and skills to design and construct an evidence-based periodised training programme, demonstrating an appreciation of the relevant sporting demands and potential training adaptations.


    Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

    SPT3854Work Placement (20 credits)

    Work Placement enables you to obtain ‘real life’ experience of working with employers from local, national and international contexts to enhance your awareness and understanding of the needs of sport-related sectors. You will liaise with employers by pursuing a relevant work placement on this year-long module, have the opportunity to engage in a range of personal development activities, and use these as a means of enhancing your career aspirations.


    Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

    You will select one of the following modules:

    SPT3851Managing Health-Based Programmes in Sport and Physical Activity (20 credits)

    Managing Health-Based Programmes in Sport and Physical Activity engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Health Navigator, Working in the Community Environment, and Working with Inactive People professional standards. The module enables you to obtain ‘real life’ experience to enhance your awareness and understanding of the needs of sport-related sectors. It explores how to design, deliver, evaluate and manage health-based programmes in sport and physical activity. You will conduct your own independent research to assess the need for, and expected outcomes of, a health-based sport and physical activity programme of your choice. You will also construct a theory for how your programme would seek to improve health, with this theory informing your design of a health-based sport and physical activity programme. The remainder of the module focuses on the issues associated with programme delivery and management, while also seeking to determine the effectiveness of sport and physical activity health promotion programmes.


    Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

    SPT3855Managing Wellbeing in the Sports Workforce (20 credits)

    Managing Wellbeing in the Sports Workforce engages you in activities that will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work towards the CIMSPA Coach, Entry Manager, and Working in the Community Environment professional standards. The module enables you to obtain ‘real life’ experience to enhance your awareness and understanding of the needs of sport-related sectors. It examines the wellbeing of the sports workforce, how this can be promoted and compromised, and how this should be managed. You will explore the working and broader social contexts of sports workers’ lives and the associated implications for their wellbeing and organisational practice in relation to wellbeing and duty of care. More specifically, you will explore the various demands and expectations placed on the workforce, as well as how a networks of social relations can positively and negatively impact on a sports worker’s sense of self, felt emotions, and psycho-social wellbeing.


    Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

    Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

    Timetables

    Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

    Disclaimer

    Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

    Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

    Entry Criteria 2021/22

    Entry Requirements

    Typical offer of 104-112 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Sports Performance or a Science subject.

    If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

    Example Offers

    Some examples of how you can achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

    • A Level: BCC-BBC;
    • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
    • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

    Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

    As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

    For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

    EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

    English Language Requirements

    International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

    If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

    Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

    Entry Criteria 2020/21

    Entry Requirements

    Typical offer of 112 UCAS Tariff points, preferably to include Physical Education, Sports Coaching, Sports Performance or a Science subject.

    If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

    Example Offers

    Some examples of how you can achieve 112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

    • A Level: BBC;
    • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
    • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply;
    • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

    Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

    As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

    For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

    EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

    English Language Requirements

    International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

    If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’). This may include credit or learning undertaken at another university.

    Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

    Career Prospects

    What are my career prospects?

    On completion you will be well qualified to pursue careers in a variety of areas which require graduates with expertise in sports coaching. These include coach education, performance analysis, and strength and conditioning in community or performance sport. You may also wish to pursue a career in related fields such as health and wellbeing.

    Alternatively, you may wish to train to teach or proceed onto Masters level study.

    How can I enhance my employability?

    It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

    Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

    • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
    • Erasmus+ and Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
    • Learning a Language – you may be able to participate in Language Steps classes, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as additional study.

    Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

    Finance

    Tuition Fees

    If you are a prospective student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2021/22, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

    The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

    Financial Support

    Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2021/22 are still to be announced by the Government. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

    Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

    Scholarships

    Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students.

    These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

    An additional scholarship, which you may qualify to receive, rewards outstanding grades and is available to eligible UK and EU students.

    To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

    Apply

    How to Apply

    If you wish to study full-time, apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com. Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

    If you wish to study part-time, apply directly to Edge Hill University at www.edgehill.ac.uk/apply-part-time.

    Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

    Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

    Visit Us

    If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

    Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

    Request a Prospectus

    If you would like to explore our full range of degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

    Get in Touch

    If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

    International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

    Course Changes

    Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

    11th June 2020 - Changes to Module Titles

    ​Change of module titles from SPT1853 Skill Acquisition and Coaching (20 credits) to SPT1853 Introduction to Coaching Practice (20 credits), SPT1854 Coaching Sporting Performance (20 credits) to SPT1854 Introduction to Coaching Sports Performance (20 credits), SPT1855 Introduction to Fundamentals of Coaching (20 credits) to SPT1855 Introduction to Sports Coaching, and SPT1856 Introduction and Organisation and Management of Sport and Physical Activity (20 credits) to SPT1856 Introduction to Organisation and Administration of Sport and Physical Activity (20 credits) in Year 1.

    Change of module title from SPT3852 Coaching Learning and Education (20 credits) to SPT3852 Coach Learning and Education (20 credits) in Year 3.

    12th February 2020 - Change to Entry Requirements

    104-112 UCAS Tariff points are required to join this programme.

    Covid-19 - Sports Coaching Essential Information

    Teaching and Learning at Edge Hill University in 2020

    In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, answers your questions and explains how teaching will work when you join us at Edge Hill University in September.


    Campus Facilities at Edge Hill University in 2020

    In this video Pro Vice-Chancellor, Lynda Brady, explains how we’re preparing the campus for your arrival in September and the facilities that will be available.