Taught course

Professional Practice in Sports Coaching

University of Gloucestershire · Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You will need at least a 2.1 honours degree in a sport-related subject. Those with a non-sport degree or without a 2.1 honours degree will be considered on an individual basis. You are a practising coach. EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (no less than 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The main aim of the programme is to provide a basis for career development into - or through - the sports coaching profession.

The course is designed to help you build on your existing experience to refine your coaching. You will develop a deeper appreciation of theory and research related to sports coaching and will consider how best to apply this in practice. You will study in a collaborative environment where you will learn from other coaches and from teaching staff with excellent professional experience in their respective fields. You will consider a range of contemporary issues and practices, using modern methods and approaches in areas such as developing expertise, reflective practice and mentoring, sport psychology and talent identification.

An emphasis is placed on the application of theory in a practical setting, and students are supported to develop reflective, analytical and critical thinking skills.

You will study in our new Sports Hub, which complements our existing sports sciences labs, therapy rooms and strength and conditioning suite. The new hub includes an international standard sports hall, 3G pitches and a cricket pavilion and pitch.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Learn more at out postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months
part time
8 months


full time
8 months
part time
20 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
03330 141414