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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Sports Coaching Practice (Combat Sports)

Why choose this course?

The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Combat Sports) course aims to produce graduates who are both competent and confident coaches but also able to apply a range of scientific and ‘teaching’ skills to their coaching. The course delivers a healthy mix of both practical and theoretical techniques needed for the science and practice of coaching. Unique to the program will be the focus development of your physical, technical and tactical skills.

You will be encouraged to coach both peers and external participants and have opportunities to take NGB coaching awards alongside your studies. Our strong links with sports organisations and employers mean there will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, developing skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance and sports settings.

What happens on the course?

You will be encouraged to coach both peers and external participants and have opportunities to take NGB coaching awards alongside your studies. Our strong links with sports organisations and employers mean there will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, developing skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance and sports settings.

In addition, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to work independently and as part of a team within the coaching profession and allow for employment opportunities in a wide range of other sport-related and graduate level careers. You will have the opportunity to explore coaching issues related to combat sports, and be encouraged to utilise a range of learning, teaching and sports science technologies.

This exciting Combat Sports ‘route’ of the Sports Coaching Practice course means that you can choose to focus your studies on a particular combat sport(s). You will undertake specialist modules such as: Combat Sports Performance Skills (Technical Analysis), and Combat Sport Performance Skills (Advanced Performance Analysis).

Typical modules include:

  • Motor Learning
  • Introduction to science in sports coaching
  • Coaching in Context
  • Introduction to coaching
  • Interdisciplinary practice in sports coaching
  • Martial Arts Performance Skills (technical analysis)
  • Training principles for sports performance
  • Motor Control and Performance
  • Coaching Philosophy in Practice
  • Research Methods and Analytical Procedures
  • Science in performance coaching
  • Martial Arts Performance Skills ( tactical analysis )
  • Optimising Training and Performance
  • Practical Coaching
  • The Professional Project
  • Martial Arts Performance Skills (advanced sport science and analysis)
  • Martial Arts Performance Skills (professional practice)

Why Wolverhampton?

  • In 2014 the University of Wolverhampton campus became the home to British Judo. Students on this course will have access to the world class British Judo training facility, and opportunities to learn from British Judo players and coaching staff.
  • This award is a highly practical course. An emphasis will be placed on continual technical, tactical, and physical development within students’ chosen combat sport(s). The degree is supported by international competitors and coaches in many combat sports.
  • The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Combat Sports) award combines sports coaching with pedagogy and knowledge of natural sciences to produce a holistic approach to coaching. Teaching staff on this award are actively engaged in coaching and research which supports the cutting edge philosophy of the programme. There are opportunities for students to study overseas within the ERASMUS programme. Students have the opportunity to undertake professional qualifications through our connections with external agencies throughout the course. Students will also have the opportunity to work towards the University of Wolverhampton Employability Award, as well as the option of a Sandwich Placement Year.
  • The breadth of this course opens up a wide range of employment opportunities in areas such as coaching in professional sport, performance analysis, strength & conditioning coaching, community coaching, sports development, teaching/lecturing, police and military officers, etc.

Career path

hroughout the course you will develop a range of skills that will enhance your employability. You will have opportunities to develop your practical coaching skills and build your curriculum vitae through working with organisations such as national governing bodies of sport, private and public sports clubs, local authorities, schools, and after school coaching programmes. By developing your coaching practice you will acquire skills in planning, communication, and evaluation. The coaching process encourages you to be innovative and creative, while working collaboratively. Coaching a diverse range of participants helps you to develop a constructive, empathetic manner, and to engage with, and developing respect for, the views of others. You will receive professional advice and feedback on your coaching practice, and be encouraged to reflect on and improve your own professional practice. Through this process you will engage with new ideas and ways of working.

You will also be prepared for the world of work through engagement with real life coaching situations and assignment tasks. By meeting deadlines for assignment tasks you will be required to demonstrate self-discipline and organizational skills, and to take responsibility for your own development and learning. By completing assignments you will acquire, generate, interrogate and apply knowledge from a wide range of sources, as well as develop your analytical skills. You will develop your ability to present ideas clearly in an informed and persuasive manner.

As a graduate of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Practice (Combat Sports), you could also be employed in a wide range of roles (some requiring additional training) such as sports coach within local authorities, performance analyst, strength and conditioning instructor, fitness instructor, sports development officer, lecturers in further education colleges and adult education.

Entry requirements

2019 Entry

  • BBC from A Levels
  • BTEC National Diploma grade DMM, BTEC National Certificate grade D*D* preferably in a sports related subject
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D* preferably in a sports related subject
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Education, Health and Wellbeing

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £12,000
Part time # £2,975

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/0. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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