Taught course

Professional Practice in Sports Coaching

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · School of Sport and Exercise
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

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Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree in a sport-related course or relevant subject
  • Those with a non-sport degree or without a 2:2 honours degree will be considered on an individual basis
  • You are a practising coach
  • Applicants may be invited for interview
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 alongside fellow professional practitioners and aspirant UKCC level 4 coaches who in many cases are operating as full-time professional coaches. You will learn from teaching staff with excellent professional experience and research profiles 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, pedagogy, reflective practice and mentoring, sport psychology and talent identification. An emphasis is placed on the relationship between practice and theory, with students supported to develop reflective, analytical and critical thinking skills in order to develop their professional practice.

The delivery of taught content takes place on site at the Oxstalls Campus and at a number of National Governing Body venues such as Bisham Abbey (GB Rowing) and Stoneleigh Park (British Equestrian), therefore students must be prepared to travel. This provides a valuable opportunity to further develop professional networks and to engage with real world environments.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Phone
03330 141414