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Sports Coaching, Physical Education and Health BA (Hons) Top-Up (Part-time)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2025. This course will run for two years.

Entry requirements

You will need to complete a formal application via UCAS and attend an informal interview to ensure that the course meets your needs and interests.

You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to either sports development, physical activity promotion, physical education, sports coaching and leadership or the health industry and be committed to your own personal development as well as demonstrating some experience of working in these sectors in an appropriate capacity.

You must have completed a relevant Level 5 qualification with an achievement average of at least 50% and be able to demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as part of small groups in both practical and academic settings.

As your programme will involve you working with vulnerable individuals (e.g. children and adults), you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

You will achieve

Sports Coaching, Physical Education and Health BA Hons.

Awarding Body

Leeds Trinity logo.

Subject to validation by Leeds Trinity University

Course overview

This pathway offers unique blend of flexible learning methods, strong employer relationships, practical learning, and support structures for students. Some possible careers you may wish to progress into include PE (Physical Education) Teacher or Sports Lecturer, Public Health Officer, Sports Coaching or Health/Sport Business Owner. Individualised and regular work experience is an important part of the course and something which all students will be required to undertake. The course tutors and class sizes offer a more personalised learning and university experience.

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Course content

The programme will consist of small lectures, theory seminars, discussion groups, workshops, project work, reflection and independent study. You will be required to work in groups and independently. You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate in a range of practical settings and environments as well as prepare for classes by research and completing activities as directed by the course tutors.

Core Modules:

  • Delivering to Specialist Populations
  • Promoting Alternative Physical Activity and Leisure
  • Technological Innovations for Industry
  • Professional Context Project
  • Dissertation

Assessment will be varied and devised by teachers to best meet the needs of students and the course with most units assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments could take any form but are likely to include website page design and content, podcasts, essays, reports, presentations, timed assessments, practical observations and for some modules you will get the opportunity to decide your own assessment method (negotiated).

You will need notetaking materials, paper, pens and folders. Students will require suitable practical kit (including suitable indoor and outdoor footwear) as well as a whistle and clipboard for assessment activities. Students will require access to a computer and an internet connection at home would be an advantage. Students are advised to bring laptops, tablets or smart devices to support learning that takes place in lessons. Students will be required to purchase branded kit for practical, community coaching and teaching work.

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The skills developed through the course are transferable into a range of employment scenarios and students will be given support in aiding smooth progression into employment. The degree also nicely-places students who wish to progress onto further and higher study at MA/MSc level or PGCE qualifications in an appropriate area.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £2,995 per year.

Extra information

We offer a service to any  student who has a diagnosis of anything persistent or long-term which might interfere with how they study and manage their day-to- day academic engagement. The service is flexible and shaped around the needs of each individual; it might be consistent support or intermittent support.

For further information please refer to our website.


As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. For further details go to: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan. See the Government website for up-to-date details.

Students with children or dependant adults may qualify for a Childcare Grant or Adult Dependants’ Grant. Students can apply for these at the same time as applying for a Maintenance Loan.

Remember: Eligible students will not have to pay tuition fees in advance and can apply for the Maintenance Loan before they start the course.

Apply online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sports Coaching, Physical Education and Health BA (Hons) Top-Up (Part-time)

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