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Course overview

Our Sport Development and Coaching course is an academic and vocationally relevant course that aims to meet employer demand. The philosophy of the course is to combine practical coaching experience and relevant academic underpinning with an understanding of the issues and context of sport within society.


If you have any enquiries about the course content, please use these contact details for Sport and Community Engagement.

  • Warrington Campus
3 Years

Why Study Sport Development and Coaching with us?

Sport development and coaching is about effective engagement with individuals, communities and a variety of organisations, thereby creating opportunities for increased participation, developing athletes, and understanding the effectiveness of sport in society. To facilitate this process, more highly skilled and professionally qualified people are needed to ensure national policies are delivered effectively in a variety of settings, in order to improve coaching and increase participation in sport throughout the UK.

Engagement with external organisations via work experience and coaching modules will provide you with opportunities to develop key transferable skills as well as relating theory to practice.

Football coach motivates students
Warrington Campus

Warrington Campus

The Warrington Campus provides a close-knit community, innovative courses, and a strong focus on employability and transferable skills.

The campus has a range of specialist training, academic and leisure facilities across its 30-acre site. It is home to the North West Media Centre, the Warrington School of Management, dedicated police training facilities and practical nursing workspace.

With the Department of Sport and Community Engagement on site you can enjoy superb sports facilities for academic, recreational and competitive use such as an astro-turf pitch, fitness suite, running track and sports hall which hosts a variety of fitness classes. We’re also the training base for local Rugby League team Warrington Wolves.

Outside of the classroom, open-access computer labs and the £2.3million learning resource centre and library are available for all students.

On-site catering options include a Starbucks outlet, the Terrace Café Bar and our Garden Dining Rooms. After hours you can relax in the Students’ Union bar and club Twenty10.

Following £12million of investment the Warrington Campus combines the best of long-established university traditions with modern developments.

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Events in June, October and November for Undergraduate study.


Open Days and Evenings 2018

Visit us at an Open Day or Evening and find out what it's really like to study at the University of Chester.

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 28th October
  • Saturday 13th October
  • Saturday 27th October

Warrington Dates

  • Thursday 14th June
  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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