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Course overview

The BSc Sports Coaching course will enable you to improve your knowledge of the core disciplines that underpin sports coaching. Together with a comprehensive academic framework, the course has a strong vocational emphasis, with modules that offer you the opportunity to engage on a weekly basis with local sport organisations, and partake in a range of activities to ensure theoretical aspects studied are applied in a practical context.


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

September 2019
  • Warrington Campus
3 Years

Why Study Sports Coaching with us?

To create a long-lasting legacy of improvement in coaching and an increase in participation in sport throughout the UK, more active, skilled and qualified coaches are needed to ensure national policies are delivered effectively at a local level in schools, colleges, clubs and community settings.

The BSc Sports Coaching course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills which are consistent with the vision for coaching in the UK of ‘Coaching in an Active Nation: The Coaching Plan for England (2017-21) as outlined in the revised UK Coaching Framework.

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Sports Coaching are embedded into the curriculum, along with sport-specific National Governing Body awards (UK Coaching Certificate) and UK Coaching workshops.

The Department has also developed a strong relationship with Warrington Wolves RLFC and, in particular, the educational and developmental pathway they provide for coaches.

Football coach motivating 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 October and November for Undergraduate study.


Sport and Community Engagement

Open Days 2018

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

Chester Dates

  • Saturday 27th October
  • Wednesday 14th November

Warrington Dates

  • Saturday 20th October

Shrewsbury Dates

  • Saturday 20th October
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