Colchester Institute
Sports Coaching (Top Up Year) BSc (Hons)
Colchester Institute

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching (third year top up) will be a direct progression route for students who have successfully completed a Higher National Diploma in Sport. This will provide students the opportunity build upon their skills and knowledge obtained on the HND programme to progress onto a one year BSc Hons top up.

The year will focus on extending three key sports specific strands; coaching, management of sports development strategy and sports science. The programme will have a strong vocational relevance through applying theory into working with athletes as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The year will have a strong focus on ensuring students are prepared to undertake a dissertation in a related sports area through the research skills in sport module.

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Sports Coaching (Top Up Year), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

:Teaching and Learning: You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and practical’s. Seminars enable smaller group discussions to develop understanding of topics covered in lectures. You will use and have access to industry-standard software and facilities throughout your course. When not attending lectures, seminars and laboratory or other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, learning zone or technical learning resources, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Qualification requirements

Applicants will be required to have successfully passed an HND in Sport.

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Tuition Fees Sports Coaching (Top Up Year) BSc (Hons)

EU £8250 year 1
International £8250 year 1
England UK £8250 year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 year 1
Scotland £8250 year 1
Wales £8250 year 1
Channel Islands £8250 year 1

Additional fee information

Students will be required to purchase and wear UCC specific training kit during their time on course. Students should allow up to £150 to purchase the training kit at the start of the academic year.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Colchester Institute

Colchester Institute delivers both further and higher education on their large campus located in the English market town of Colchester. School Leavers and university-level students alike conduct their learning at the Sheepen Road Campus site, which is conveniently situated just a few minutes’ walking distance from both the railway station and Colchester town centre. Those who are enrolled in vocational subjects will find themselves on the Braintree campus, making use of the college’s extensive practical facilities.

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