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BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance (with Foundation year) (West Ham United Foundation)

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Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Sport

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

This programme has replaced the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (with Foundation Year) degree, effective for September 2019 entry.  

If you love sport and want to help others get the most out of their abilities and talents, then this course is ideal for you. It’s perfect if you want a degree in this area but you don’t meet the standard entry requirements.

First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

You’ll learn the skills needed to become an inspiring, motivating coach as well as how to design a training programme and analyse performance.

You could end up mentoring top athletes or inspiring schoolchildren – we’ll help you to follow the coaching path that excites you most.

The coaches we help develop have a fine reputation, especially because they have already gained proper experience before they graduate. 

So, after your four years with us, you’ll be well placed to find employment, with the latest statistics showing that 90 per cent of our graduates are either in work or involved in further study within six months of graduating. Much of that is down to UEL’s growing reputation as a hotbed of sporting excellence.

 

UCAS points

64

Course options

Degree with Foundation Year

UCAS code

C432

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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In partnership with West Ham United Foundation

This programme is delivered in collaboration with Premier League club West Ham United's Foundation.

Placements

Our third-year work placements are invaluable in ensuring you receive the best opportunities to apply your skills and knowledge, whether in schools or top football clubs.

Famous Facilities

You’ll have access to truly outstanding sports facilities. TeamUSA were so impressed with our £21 million SportsDock facility that they made it their training base for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

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Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

64

New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

We’re flexible with our sports courses at the University of East London. So, in your first year, you’ll be studying the same subjects as your contemporaries on the Sport, PE and Development, and Sport and Exercise Science courses. This gives you the opportunity to switch courses at the end of the year should you wish.

In that first year, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of human performance as well as the skills needed for sport and exercise. You’ll also gain an understanding of sports development. 

Years two and three concentrate on more specific areas, such as sports psychology and development and performance analysis. You’ll also look at areas such as disability sport and youth inclusion in sport.

You’ll be introduced to various research methods in preparation for your third-year project, which will be on a subject of specific interest to you. For instance, one of our students shadowed a leading coach and examined the role that natural instinct and gut feeling can still play amid today’s highly structured, technical coaching.

Throughout the course you’ll also be encouraged to gain your own coaching qualifications to complement your degree.


What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You’ll begin with a foundation year, which will prepare you for a successful transition to the degree course a year later.
By the end of the degree you’ll gain the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to the course but you’ll take one year longer to complete your studies.

Academic & Communication Skills (core)

Contemporary issues in sport, health & well-being(core)*

Human Development and Function (core)*

Sports Development & Coaching (core)

 
*New and subject to validation
Essential Skills for Sport
Coaching Principles
Coaching Practice
Talent and Performance
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
Psychological Aspects of Sport
Coaching in Performance Sport
Performance Analysis
Performance Training Programmes
Research Methods and Design
Applying Specialist Performance
Athlete Management
Advanced Performance Analysis
Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Professional Development (Sport Specialism Placement (Level 6)
Applied Research Project
Applied Sports Coaching
Strength and Conditioning

How you'll be assessed

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible.


The balance of coursework and exams in year two will depend on your optional choices. In your third year, half of your assessment will be based on research coursework and a work placement.

Course specification Foundation Year

How you'll learn

We want you to learn from the best so we try to give you as much access as possible to the expertise of leading sports coaches. 

For instance, Hope Powell, the highly respected former head coach of the England women’s football team, is a great friend to our course, often taking workshops or leading coaching masterclasses.

Previous students who are now professional coaches often return to give lectures. Our Course Leader, Andy Preston, an academic and rugby league coach who heads a team of friendly and supportive tutors and lecturers, says he is proud to have graduated from a UEL sports science course himself.

Andy believes it’s important for students to apply the knowledge they gain on the course. He says the significant amount of time you’ll spend on your third-year work placements is invaluable.

The placements are varied and stimulating. You’ll get the chance to spend a term working in, say, a school’s PE department. Or you could land a spell doing community coaching with a football club such as West Ham or Leyton Orient.

One of our students spent a term shadowing a scout for a top Premier League club. She was mentored in a fascinating world she knew little about while also helping to produce scouting reports on players.

Much of your study will take place at our superb £21million SportsDock facility in our Docklands campus - a legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With its two indoor arenas, where better to put your coaching skills into practice?

Your future career

“Our coaching course is about helping students identify and follow their own ambitions in whatever area they wish,” says Course Leader Andy Preston.

“Through our work placements, we’ll help you develop your own skills and push your career to wherever you want to take it.”

We think your knowledge of all areas of coaching will be so thorough by the time you finish our course that you’ll be in a strong position to land a job in the field you’re targeting. Our record suggests this is no idle boast.

We've helped develop coaches in vastly differing areas. At the elite level, for instance, one of our students, Andre Fernandez, has just gone on to be employed by England Athletics, helping guide some of Britain’s best long jumpers and sprinters while working alongside internationally recognised coach Clarence Callender. Andre’s also not a bad long jumper himself!

We’re just as proud of our graduates who have gone on to jobs in the community, helping coach sports such as basketball and football at club and schools level. They include graduates like Abul Hussain, who’s now a community sports coach working for activeNewham. 

Others have found work in the community operations of professional football clubs, including Millwall, West Ham and Leyton Orient.

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