Sports Coaching and Performance (West Ham United Foundation) BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: C610 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance (West Ham United Foundation), home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3 years
    • Pound 9250 per year
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance (West Ham United Foundation), home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 2310 pro-rata full time fee

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: C432 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance (West Ham United Foundation), home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4 years
    • Pound 9250 per year

What makes this course different

  • Exclusive industry partnership with West Ham United Foundation

    Learn from West Ham Academy staff and enjoy exclusive access to players and facilities at Chadwell Heath Academy and Rush Green.

    Explore our partnership in this video
  • Unique placement opportunities

    Engage in networking opportunities with West Ham United Academy, opening doors to international exposure, potential placements, and the chance to join a global industry passionate about football.

  • Funding towards extra vocational qualifications

    Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to complete funded FA Level 1 and 2 Coaching certificates to complement your degree and help you to stand out from other graduates.

Course modules

From the first term, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of coaching and human performance as well as the skills needed for a successful career in sport and exercise.

In years two and three the programme concentrates on a number of key areas to prepare you to work in the sports industry, including; sports coaching, performance analysis, strength and conditioning, athlete management, talent identification and sport psychology.

You'll also be introduced to various research methods in preparation for your third-year project, which will be on a subject of specific interest to you. For instance, one of our students shadowed a leading coach and examined the role that natural instinct and gut feeling play in modern coaching. Throughout the course, you'll also be provided with the opportunity to complete funded FA Level 1 and 2 Coaching certificates to complement your degree which will help you to stand out from other graduates.

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Alongside the academic programme, you will do various work placements to help you put your learning into practice. These opportunities mean you can learn from leaders in sport. They will provide excellent networking opportunities for future paid work. You can work in the summer months, either on West Ham United Foundation's local programmes in East London and Essex or on some of our international programmes. In previous years, our students have travelled fully funded to Austria, Sweden, and Spain, working on a range of projects to enhance their employability skills.

Industry links

As well as our headline partnership with the West Ham United Foundation, you'll also benefit from links with:

  • West Ham United Foundation
  • Tapscott Learning Trust
  • Essex Cricket Club
  • East London Sport
  • London Lions
  • Leyton Orient FC
  • West Ham United Academy

Graduate employers

Our most recent graduates on our West Ham United Foundation courses have achieved full-time and part-time positions at incredible sports organisations. This includes West Ham United FC, Manchester City FC in Abu Dhabi, Crystal Palace FC, Arsenal FC, London Sport, the FA, Essex Cricket Club, London Lions, London Basketball Association and more.

Job roles

Graduates from this course have gone on to careers as sports coaches, school liaison officers, sports project officers and performance analysts.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Further study

Graduates may choose to move on to one of our postgraduate courses in Strength and Conditioning, Sports Psychology, Sport Analytics or Sport & Exercise Physiology. Some of our graduates also go on to a career in teaching via our PGCE Physical Education course with our School of Education and Communities.

Mo Ali 2
On my degree with UEL and West Ham United Foundation, I was given so many opportunities and insights that I wouldn’t have gotten elsewhere. Getting the opportunity to see what the sports industry looks like and hearing from experts each week was priceless. I think my highlight was the work experience and placements, without them I wouldn’t be in my current role working in sport."
Mo Ali

Second Year Student

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects and preparing coursework assignments and presentations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, specialist facilities, such as game labs, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Guided independent study

    Our innovative Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) approach enhances face-to-face learning by providing students with scheduled on-campus contact hours and additional learning opportunities. Through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), students can access course materials and resources beyond their scheduled hours. We offer access to industry-standard technology and specialised spaces to prepare students for their future careers. 

    Dedicated time for activities and development, along with a holistic approach to learning, fosters academic, personal, and professional growth. Students benefit from career support through on-campus and virtual Career Zones, personalised support services, and a dedicated online portal, Track My Future (TMF).

    Academic support

    Our lecturers are highly qualified, experienced and extremely committed to helping you succeed whilst you are studying with us and will continue to push you to excel in your subject area. We are proud that our staff have a background working in elite sport for multiple leading organisations like Manchester City FC, Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Rugby Football Union, London Lions, Essex CC, the Premier League, English FA and London Marathon.

    Dedicated personal tutor

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, academic tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help you achieve your potential. 

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses. Our Student Support hubs feature centralised helpdesks. 

    UEL provides support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).


    Each year you will spend around 270 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module. The approximate amount for this course is: 

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 270 hours; guided independent study - 930 hours. 
    • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 270 hours; guided independent study - 930 hours. 
    • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 270 hours; guided independent study - 930 hours.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

  • Year 1 = Practical (20%), Portfolio (10%), Presentation (30%), Written (30%), Online Exam (10%). 
  • Year 2 = Practical (17%), Portfolio (17%), Presentation (33%), Written (33%). 
  • Year 3 = Practical (13%), Portfolio (37%), Presentation (25%), Written (25%)

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


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What our students and staff say

West Ham Foundation
The University of East London and West Ham United Foundation consistently throughout my time have flooded us with opportunities - not just sport-specific but many different options where we can transfer our skills picked up throughout our course elsewhere. When I leave, I'll be taking much more than just a degree with me."

Moulai Elamine Benmoulai


Community sports management
My best memories at university were taking part in all of the events we've been involved in and the placements we had available to us. I would advise anyone who wants to work in the field of sport to join the course for a more hands-on university experience."

Katrina Harris

Programme graduate