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WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The qualifications secured through UCS as part of this programme will enhance and protect the career prospects of every participant, allowing to pursue potential careers in the fields of:

- Sports Analysis
- Talent Identification
- Sports Coaching
- Professional Football
- Strength and Conditioning
- Teaching


 

 

The Educational curriculum and lectures are delivered by UCS, who provide and employ all

Lecturers and work in partnership with pro Player Pathways

YEAR 1 -
HIGHER NATIONAL CERTIFICATE
SPORTS COACHING SCIENCE

The Higher National Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) provides students with the opportunity to develop an understanding of the roles of sports development and coaching, as well as practice managerial skills and knowledge that can be applied within a variety of sports industries.

Course Type:
Full time

Course Duration
One Year (Year 1 of 3)

Entry Requirements:
96 UCAS Points plus GCSE
English & Maths (Grades 4-9)
or Access to HE Certificate

The UCS programme is built as a
3 year pathway:

Year 1 - HNC
Year 2 - HND
Year 3 - BSc

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MODULES:

The Higher National Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) provides opportunities for learners to develop their knowledge in high-performance sport. The modules allow for learners to fully understand how athletes can reach optimal performance. The HNC is made up of a series of modules:

Unit 1 - Sports Nutrition

Unit 2 - Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology

Unit 3 - Anatomy & Physiology

Unit 4 - Professional Skills (Pearson Set)

Unit 5 - Coaching Practice and Skills Development

Unit 6 - Training, Fitness, Testing

Unit 7 - Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health

Unit 11 - Injury Prevention

YEAR 2 -
HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA
SPORTS COACHING SCIENCE

The Higher National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) offers opportunities for our students to continue to explore how athletes can be assisted to develop their levels of performance, whilst continuing their own personal development by carrying independent research projects.

 

 

In addition to studying these modules our learners are expected to carry out work experience in their desired profession. This will provide essential experience for our learners that will enhance their knowledge whilst creating a network of contacts within the sport.

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MODULES:

The Higher National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching Science) offers opportunities for our students to continue to explore how athletes can be assisted to develop their levels of performance, whilst continuing their own personal development by carrying independent research projects.

Modules

 

Unit 14 – Research Project

Unit 15 – Advanced Coaching

Unit 16 – Performance Analysis

Unit 17 – Talent ID and Development

Unit 24 – Personal and Pro Development

Unit 25 – Work Experience

Unit 37 – Sports Rehabilitation

YEAR 3 -
BSc SPORTS COACHING

The BSc in Sports Coaching develops the knowledge obtained from the HNC and HND qualifications into a full Bachelor of Science degree.In the third and final year, our learners are delving further into their desired careers and carrying out research within their industry. As a result of carrying out research, our learners are allowed to pursue interests, and to learn something new, and to hone their problem-solving skills. 

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MODULES:

The BSc is built around 5 modules in 2 semesters:

 

Semester 1

1. Research Methodologies in Sport

2. Performance Coaching

3. Nutrition, Lifestyle and Health for Athletes

 

Semester 2

3. Planning and Performance Management

4. Dissertation

POST GRADUATE COURSES

Upon the completion of the learner's Bachelor of Science in Coaching, the learners have opportunities to progress onto Postgraduate courses. This exit route includes both Masters and Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) that will enhance their employment opportunities.

Once the learner has decided to specialise within a specific career they are provided with opportunities to further enhance their skills and knowledge in this area by enrolling onto a postgraduate course. This will allow learners to enhance
career prospects in their desired profession.

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MASTERS

- FESTUS LORI

NYBERGSUND - NORWAY

Our learners can pick from numerous exit routes including a Masters in; Sports Coaching, Sports Analysis or Strength and Conditioning. A learner will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge relating to their professional field, as they will acquire skills in new technologies and methods that have developed in their area.

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
Should our learners decide to pursue a career in teaching the BSc qualification will enable them to enrol onto a PGCE. This qualification will provide opportunities to teach in primary, secondary or further education, dependent on which level of education our learner pursues.