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Course overview

Studying with us you will develop not only your coaching skills, but your ability to recognise the value of critical reflection and how to challenge yourself in line with your own progression. The course provides you with a mix of vocational and academic knowledge, and prepares you for either employment, or the opportunity pursue the Top-Up Level within our final year of our BSc course.


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  • Warrington Campus
2 Years

Why Study Sports Coaching with us?

Our Warrington Campus is a unique place to study for your Foundation degree, and is the full-time training base for the Warrington Wolves Super rugby league team. This provides an opportunity to gain genuine insight and experience of a professional sports environment. We also have excellent links with many other local partners.

The course recognises the need to be qualified in order to obtain work-related opportunities, and you will be prepared for professional recognition by 1st4sport. If you already possess relevant awards and have appropriate experience, you may be able to select modules that develop your broader management knowledge and skills.

We also currently provide students with the opportunity to acquire a Level 1 coaching award and attend three Sports Coach UK (SCUK) workshops at no extra cost.

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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