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Overview

The Sports Coaching degree at Leeds Trinity is aimed at developing your knowledge and understanding of sports coaching across a range of contexts. This course will equip you with the skills to work as an effective and conscientious coach with a focus on the underpinning principles of teaching practice and sport science and how this can inform coaching practice.

 


Course Benefits

  • You’ll gain understanding of a range of coaching domains.
  • A large proportion of learning is in a practical setting.
  • The course is aligned with accredited coaching bodies.
  • The course is flexible allowing you to tailor your learning to your ambitions.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

There will be an opportunity to apply coaching skills throughout the course with practical placement opportunities available in the first and second year and the Professional Learning Through Work module in the third year.

There is also the option in your final year to work with experts from business to develop a viable business plan which is attractive to those wishing to develop a coaching business after graduation.

Many modules will employ practical workshops to provide a hands-on experience of a range of coaching practices using the University’s facilities, including the Sports Laboratory, the Strength and Conditioning Suite, the Sports Hall and Gymnasium, and the 3G Astroturf pitch. You will also be encouraged and supported to complete nationally recognised coaching qualifications in a variety of sports.

Read our full course terms and conditions.


​On this course you will study a range of modules which may include:
  • Professional Practice in Coaching
  • Sport in the UK
  • Analysing Sport
  • Coaching Process and Practice
  • Growth and Development of the Athlete
  • Coaching and Assessment of Performance
  • Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice
  • Management and Development of Sports Coaching
  • Performance Coaching
  • Skill Acquisition and Motor Control

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • SHN4142 - Research Methods 1
  • SHN4342 - Sport and Exercise Performance Studies
  • SHN4422 - Coaching Process and Practice
  • SHN4462 - Sport in the UK
  • SHN4992 - Ethics, Society and Employability

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN5142 - Research Methods 2
  • SHN5152 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • SHN5162 - Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition
  • SHN5202 - Coaching and Assessment of Performance
  • SHN5262 - Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • BMM6302 - Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • SHN6164 - Dissertation
  • SHN6192 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • SHN6312 - Management and Development of Sports Coaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.
 
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Assessment

​A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme.

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class.

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.

​Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.​​


We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

​Any offer of a place on this course will be subject to receipt by Leeds Trinity of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

​​You will be sent a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application form if you are offered a place and accept it. You should hand in the application, relevant identification documents and payment (£44) following receipt of your application form and guidance, usually from May onwards. It is important that you do this as soon as possible to prevent delays with any funding you may be entitled to receive.​

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Tuition fees for 2018-19 will be set in summer 2017Find out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
  • There is the opportunity ​to study abroad​ which will incur additional costs. This would be discussed on an individual basis.

"I've loved having the chance to get involved with the Trinity Active scheme, through which I can gain coaching qualifications alongside my degree course."

Sinead Burke

Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition)

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

​​The broad subject base and practical application makes this course attractive to a range of employers. Graduates typically pursue a career in coaching, with some students using it as a stepping stone on to postgraduate qualifications or teacher training.​
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Sport ManagementMA Journalism and PGCE courseswhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 
 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

 
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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Leeds

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