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BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education (Top-Up)

Solent University
1 year
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education (Top-Up)

Our sport coaching and physical education top-up course is the ideal way to build upon your foundation or HND qualification. You’ll earn a full honors degree in just one year, and be well prepared to move into either a PGCE, Teach First or School Direct program.

The course combines theory, research and practical skills to ensure graduates adopt innovative approaches to teaching and coaching. You’ll learn to critically analyze current practices and develop an evidence-based approach to workplace tasks.

Admission requirements

Solent’s sport coaching and physical education top-up is open to students with a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) or equivalent qualification in a sports-related discipline. Applicants will be interviewed to discuss the suitability of their dissertation proposal and research topic.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
  • Duolingo English Language Test - 100 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
  • or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year one

Core modules

  • Games Based Coaching
  • Teaching Physical Education in Schools
  • Dissertation


Students select two of the following:

  • Global Sport Issues
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Physical Literacy

Scholarships & funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
  • International full-time fees: £13,800 per year

Continuing studies

After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be well prepared to progress onto a PGCE, School Direct or Teach First programme:

  • Sport development
  • Teaching
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports administration
  • Sports centre management
  • Leisure management
  • Entrepreneurship within the sports and education sector

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About this institute

Solent University

Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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