This course is delivered via work-based learning so all students should be competing or have a coaching/analysis role in a sports/athletics club.
- You’ll learn from our expert teaching team who are actively involved in research, high-performance sport and applied sport science consultancy. They are also members of leading professional bodies
- You’ll gain invaluable knowledge, applied experience, practical and technological skills to help you support athletes’ training
- This course has been designed in partnership with industry leaders, to equip you with the skills that employers are looking for
- You’ll spend most of your time in our Sports Centre, using our state-of-the-art biomechanics and performance analysis suite
- This flexible course allows you to continue to train on a full-time basis
You will study the same modules in Stage 1 and Stage 2. The focus at Stage 1 will be around knowledge and understanding of sport science, performance analysis and coaching. At Stage 2 the emphasis shifts to the application of sport science, performance analysis and coaching principles to improve the performance of a player or athlete.
Stage 1 and Stage 2
- Applied Coaching and Training
- Integrated Sport Science
- Vocational and Experiential Development
This programme includes traditional academic study with practical application and work-based learning to offer a unique experience. This course is delivered in blocks and can be designed to meet your needs.
How you will be assessed
You will be assessed through written reports, portfolios, oral presentations and practical assessments at both our Kedleston Road site and your academy setting.
September 2018 typical entry requirements
|UCAS points||64 (up to 16 from AS-levels)|
|Specific requirements at A-level||N/A|
|Specific requirements at GCSE||GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification|
|Interview / Audition||N/A|
If you have lived outside of the UK in the past five years (excluding holidays), you will need to provide a current satisfactory Certificate of Good Conduct from the country you were resident in. You will need to submit this at your course induction. Further information can be found on the gov.uk website.
An Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate cleared by the University is required for this course. We will contact you with information on how to complete this once you have applied. More information.
Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.
£9,250 per year
Further information about our fees and support you may be entitled to.
Upon completion of the course you will be given the opportunity to progress onto our BSc (Hons) Performance Analysis and Coaching Science. You could also go on to pursue a career in football or other professional sports roles such as: academy coach, performance analyst, sport scientist or strength and conditioning coach.
† Additional information about your studies
Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.
Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.