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

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Degree

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

C610

112 UCAS POINTS

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September 2024

  • Full time 3/4/5 years
  • Part time
  • On campus
both SO2034
SO2034
Degree with foundation year

UCAS CODE

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Start Date(s)

Attendance

Learning

C432

64 UCAS POINTS

UCAS points will be updated soon

September 2024

  • Full time 4/5 years
  • Part time
  • On campus
both SO2007
SO2007

Fees and Funding

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September 2024

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Full time 3/4/5 years
£9,250
Per year
Part time
£2,310
Pro-rata Full time fee

Overview

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    This module will introduce you to and focus on human anatomy and physiology. The module content will cover basic operation of organ systems and anatomy as well as incorporating key academic skills e.g. ICT, Maths and English for academic writing in relation to data collected and assessments. This will enable you to gain the basic skills that you will be able to build upon in future modules at level 4.

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    Physical Health & Wellbeing in Sport

    This module will focus on physical health and wellbeing in sport and exercise. The module will introduce you to the processes involved with injury and rehabilitation along with discussion on contemporary issues surrounding post-exercise recovery strategies. As with other level 3 modules, this will prepare you for future study at level 4.

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    Psychological Influences on Health & Wellbeing in Sport & Physical Activity

    The module will introduce you to key topics that investigate the psychosocial determinants of health and wellbeing in sport and physical activity. You will engage in discussions of contemporary issues related to mental health and wellbeing of athletes, adherence to exercise and the use of drugs in sport, which will give you a strong grounding for future psychology-related modules.

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    Academic & Communication Skills in Sports

    This module will guide you to develop comprehensive skills in relation to understanding teaching, learning and assessment in a Higher Education setting. This will focus particularly upon the development of academic writing and research skills. The module will have at its core the key academic skills of English for academic writing and ICT, which will help you, develop as a student as well as enhance your transferable skill-set.

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    Career and Professional Development in Sports (Mental Wealth)

    The module aims to develop your life and professional skills, enhance your employment prospects and progression, as well as the academic and subject specific skills which are required for further study. You will actively seek and engage with various digital platforms (e.g., Lynda, LinkedIn), University services and external institutions that will offer you opportunities, to explore, evaluate, learn and participate in activities that enhance your professional skills and reflect on how to plan your career. Academic staff in the various degree programmes and career coaches at UEL will advise and support you on professional skills, career prospects and developments.

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    Introduction to Sports Coaching & Development

    This module will introduce you to underpinning issues and practices relating to sport generally and, more specifically, in the areas of Coaching and Development. You will be introduced to a range of topics from issues influencing participation in sport through to effective delivery of small coaching sessions. This content will help lead you to becoming an effective coach and/or sports development officer by giving you real-world examples and opportunities for experiential learning.

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    Coaching Principles

    This module will introduce you to the fundamental academic and principal components underpinning sports coaching. A further aim of the module is to consider broader issues (e.g., health and safety, risk management, equality, inclusion) affecting the coach while operating in his/her sporting environment. The module will provide you with the opportunity to develop theoretical understanding of coaching in both a classroom and practical setting. At the end of this module you will be able to deliver a well-managed coaching session as part of a group, inclusive of all fundamental coaching principles.

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    Coaching Practice

    This module will introduce you to the fundamental practical components underpinning effective sports coaching. A further aim of the module is to consider broader issues (e.g., health and safety, risk management, equality, inclusion) affecting the coach while operating in a professional environment and manner. The module will provide you with the opportunity to develop their practical coaching skills, preparing them to become a successful sports coach.

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    Essential Skills for Sport (Mental Wealth)

    You will be able to develop the academic, interpersonal and communication skills necessary for effective learning and employment in the sport, exercise and physical activity industries. In addition, you will be introduced to professional, ethical and reflective practice skills specific to their discipline. You will then be able to recognise the importance of research and academic skills for university and working life.

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    Anatomy & Physiology for Sport

    This module will introduce you to the body systems and the basis of human performance. The module will also examine the physiological levels of organisation in the human body and their function in facilitating physical activity.

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    Talent and Performance

    This module will provide students with a greater insight and understanding of talent identification strategies and player development programmes in Academy/Elite environments. The module will focus on theoretical models in both talent identification and development (Istavan Bayli Model) whilst embedding this theoretical knowledge to real life sporting examples. This module will also allow students to explore the different talent types and predictors that play a part in the talent identification process, as well as the psychological and physical barriers that impact sport participants at a youth development stage.

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    Psychological Aspects of Sport

    This module will introduce you to psychological aspects of sport. This will involve focusing on a range of psychological theoretical frameworks and their application to the sport domains.

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    Research Methods & Design (Mental Wealth)

    This module will support you to develop skills that enable you to conceptualise, plan, analyse and interpret experiments that answer real world problems. The focus will be on research methods as applied to professional practice through the monitoring of change that occurs in outcomes specific to your chosen career path. The module will also continue to develop your level of critical thinking through interpretation and synthesis of secondary data.

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    Applied Sports Coaching

    This module aims to further develop your understanding of National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and the standards they set for performance sports coaches in the UK. The module will identify and debate the role of many organisations such as Sport Coaching UK, UK Sport, Sport England, The Football Association, The England and Wales Cricket Board, The Rugby Football League and more.

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    Performance Analysis

    The purpose of this module is to enable you to apply and adapt scientific, coaching and sporting knowledge for the use and application of performance analysis techniques to a range of activities. This module develops the theoretical underpinnings of effective performance analysis and enables you to develop their performance analysis skills in practice. You will study key aspects of the performance analysis process related to knowledge of tactics, strategies and systems of play within individual and team sports.

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    Performance Training Programmes

    This module will introduce you to the sports scientific knowledge required to plan and implement short, medium and long-term training programmes. The module will also promote awareness of the diverse application of training programmes.

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    Applying Specialist Performance

    The module aims to provide you with the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge in practice and practical settings. Applying Specialist Performance will introduce the practical application of theory in sports coaching, performance analysis or training programmes.

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    Athlete Management

    To develop an understanding and knowledge of managing an athlete in performance sport. This module will expose you to the multifaceted area of an academy manager and athlete development professional. The module will cover areas of athlete management such as outlined below.

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    Advanced Performance Analysis

    This module will further develop and enhance the knowledge and understanding of level 6 students with an interest in Performance Analysis. Developing on the level 5 Performance Analysis module, Advanced Performance Analysis will expose students to advanced platforms used within performance sport. The purpose of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to apply the principles of performance analysis to specific activities in a practical setting. Students will be able to observe, analyse and critically evaluate performance in relation to the performance analysis literature, and give meaningful feedback to assist coaching in future planning.

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    Coaching in Performance Sport

    The aim of the module is to allow level 6 students to explore their specialist area in performance sport, where they can critically observe and analyse other sports coaches whilst helping them to co-design, plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate coaching programmes. The module will also help level 6 students to develop their own independent skillset and understanding of performance sports programmes and syllabus’ used in elite environments. The module will enhance students professional and industry based skills in coaching, performance analysis or strength and conditioning, depending on which they choose to specialise in, whilst also helping students to develop positive feedback strategies when working with athletes.

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    Strength and Conditioning

    You will be introduced to fundamental of fitness testing, periodisation, training load and injury prevention which are the key components of strength and conditioning programme. Also, you will be exposed to core lifting exercises.

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    Professional Development (Sport Specialism Placement)

    This module will culminate the learners’ prior knowledge, asking them to apply theoretical understanding in a work based learning environment. The applied skills and knowledge gained in previous industry focused modules at level 4 and 5 will be brought to life, tested and put into practice in community/performance sport environments. Prior to beginning the placement, the student will identify a specific area of performance sport they would like to specialise and work within for a minimum of 100 hours. This specialism based module will allow students to focus, hone their skills and continue to develop, propelling them towards employment once they graduate.

    Optional Modules
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    Applied Research Project in Sport

    To encourage you to work independently and under supervision with an academic member of staff to produce a project that demonstrates your ability to research and/or explore an applied topic in sport and exercise science/therapy. You will communicate your findings to a range of audiences such as coaches, clinicians, physical educators and sport scientists.

    Students will choose between our Applied Research Project in Sport 20-credit module plus our Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport 20-credit module or the Independent Research Project 40-credit module.

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    Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport

    • To introduce the entrepreneurial mindset, and to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge vital for generating commercial or social value in sports' knowledge-based economy.
    • To enable you to commodify your undergraduate skillset to identify opportunities within your profession and create a business plan to capitalise on your ideas.
    • Students will choose between our Applied Research Project in Sport 20-credit module plus our Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport 20-credit module or the Independent Research Project 40-credit module.
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    Independent Research Project

    To encourage you to work independently and under supervision with an academic member of staff to produce a project that demonstrates your ability to research and/or explore an applied topic in sport and exercise science/therapy. You will communicate your findings to a range of audiences such as coaches, clinicians, physical educators and sport scientists.

    Students will choose between our Applied Research Project in Sport 20-credit module plus our Entrepreneurship and Enterprise in Sport 20-credit module or the Independent Research Project 40-credit module.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER