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BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, Development and Pedagogy (Top-Up)

UCAS Institution Code: L42     UCAS Course Code: C610

The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, Development and Pedagogy course provides the opportunity for students that have completed a Foundation Degree/HND, preferably in Sports Coaching, to progress onto the final year of a BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching, Development and Pedagogy degree.

This course is aimed at students wishing to develop their vocational skills and specialist knowledge within the field of Sports Coaching. Graduates from this course will be well equipt to start careers within Sports Coaching, Sports Development and Teaching.

Typical Course Structure

Sports Coaching Experience

Community Sports Development

Advanced Principles of Teaching Practice

Action Research Project

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the UCAS website: Institute code: L42 UCAS Course code: C610

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course, using our dedicated sports facilities and teaching areas.


1 Year

Course contact hours are yet to be confirmed; however an average of 12-14 hours a week can be expected.

Whilst the majority of the sessions delivered at College will fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students are available and willing to undertake activities in the evenings and at weekends, in line with the demands of being a professional sports coach or sports development officer.

It is also expected that students complete between 3 and 8 hrs of additional independent study per week in order to be successful on this programme.

Attend one of our Lincoln College Career Degree Open Days to find out more about our Degree, HNC and HND courses. To register please click here

Applicants are required to have obtained:

• 120 credits from Level 5 study in a related discipline


• GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above

• GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above

EU and International applicants

• NARIC confirmed equivalent of 120 Credits

• IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.  Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa


The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:

Written assignment, including essay



Practical skills assessment

Oral assessment and presentation

The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.


The course is designed to prepare and aid learners for a career in the sports coaching, teaching and sports development industries. The students who achieve this BSc (Hons) programme will be eligible to be considered for an MA/MSc qualification in a related field or to further their teaching ambitions through PGCE study.

Home and EU Students - £7999.00

International Students - £9500.00

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional Course Costs

Sports kit - £130 (compulsory) ; DBS check - £47.80 (compulsory); Additional coaching courses (optional)- varying costs

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary(up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

This course is validated by the Bishop Grosseteste University. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution.

For full details and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the T&CS and POLICIES sections which can be found at:


Key Facts

Level:Level 6


Duration:1 Year

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0027AA1

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course code from the course description.

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