September 2025

Sport Coaching Top-Up Degree BSc (Hons)

Top-up Degree, Undergraduate, September 2025

Key Details

  • C62T Course Code
  • 1 Years
  • TBC Typical UCAS Tariff
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The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching Top-Up degree at Newman is an opportunity for you to pursue a career across different coaching and teaching settings. The degree will allow you to develop your coaching skills by reflecting upon your practical experiences and apply knowledge of sport science.

The course is taught in dedicated facilities on one campus. The Human performance lab, indoor sports hall, strength and conditioning suite, aerobic conditioning suite, group exercise studio, full size outdoor 3G pitch, dedicated seminar rooms and staff offices can be found within a 100 metres radius of each other.

A video tour of our facilities is available to view online. 

  • This BSc Sport Coaching is important for students who are interested in coaching, personal training, or teaching children in or out of a school setting.
  • The course aims to enhance your employability, specifically within the sport coaching, teaching and those seeking to pursue a career and/or further study in a performance coaching setting.
  • You will also develop broad transferrable skills on the programme that previous students have found really useful in careers beyond sport.
  • Lecturers on this course are highly qualified and experienced, and regularly present at international conferences, collaborate internationally and publish research in top academic journals.
  • Facilities such as the new on-campus 3G artificial grass pitch, sports hall and the Human Performance Laboratory.

You will study core coaching modules ‘Sport Coaching and Practitioner Pedagogy 2’, and ‘Developing Young People and Athletes through Sport’. You will also have the option to select a module from the Sport and Exercise Science course (Physiology or Biomechanics). Finally, you will undertake either an independent research project, or a negotiated work-based project.

On the programme you will be assessed by a range of assessment methods including practical coaching, producing teaching resources and planning, producing digital content, poster presentations, group and individual presentations, e-portfolios, online assessment, and problem-based learning tasks along more traditional methods.

As a Newman Sports Coaching graduate, you will be well-equipped for a wide range of careers in sports coaching and related areas. Your degree will provide you the foundation to pursue careers in coaching, personal training, or teaching children in or out of a school setting.

Newman University is located in Britain’s second city – Birmingham. With one of the youngest city populations in Europe, it is a vibrant and dynamic place to study.

Studying at Newman University, you have the advantage of being near to the city, but living in, or commuting to peaceful and comfortable surroundings on campus.

Dining out

Birmingham has lots of wonderful places to dine out with a range of different cuisines. Places where you can dine out include; Brindley Place, Mailbox and Hagley Road (just 10 minutes’ from Newman).

Entertainment

Whether you like to go to; the theatre, gigs or clubs, or enjoy: sports, shopping visiting art galleries or exhibitions – Birmingham will not disappoint and you will be spoilt for choice!

Location

Getting around Birmingham is easy via train, bus or by car. Birmingham has excellent transport links to the rest of Britain, making it easy for those weekend getaways!

Why not explore the city for yourself by visiting one of our Open Days?

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for 2025 entry TBC

Course Fees

Course fees for 2025 entry TBC

Modules

Please be aware that, as with any course, there may be changes to the modules delivered, for information view our Changes to Programmes or Module Changes page.

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  1. This module will further develop students’ knowledge and understanding of coaching pedagogy from a theoretical as well as a practical standpoint. This module will require the application of disciplines within coaching science to practical activities. This is intended to provide an opportunity to approach sport and practitioner problems from an interdisciplinary viewpoint and an opportunity to conduct and present a small scale applied project focusing on a specific sport.
  2. This module takes a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to understanding how young people and athletes can be developed in and through sport and Physical Education. Incorporating concepts from sport pedagogy, psychology and talent development literatures, students will be encouraged to understand youth and athletic development from holistic point of view, and across the participation-performance spectrum.
  3. Understanding of the major applied techniques used in the biomechanical analysis of sporting activity, such as 3D motion capture, and how these maybe used to improve sports performance and reduce the risk of injury.
  4. You will explore and critically evaluate the latest developments in enhancing physiological performance and the underpinning science behind preparation for and recovery from exercise and performance.
  5. Follow your passions while conducting an independent project. Throughout your final year, this module allows you to conduct an extended piece of work of your choosing.
  6. This module offers you the opportunity to build on your level 5 work placement through the more developed application of a negotiated work-based research project. You will agree with your placement tutor and workplace mentor a brief for a project which addresses a need within the organisation. Learners should complete a minimum of 100 hours in the workplace. It is in the spirit of this module that wherever possible, the focus will be on social or community / sustainable development.