Course Overview

The Coaching (Outdoor Leadership) course has been designed for those who have a background and experience in coaching and leadership, who aspire to develop an advanced skillset and work in the sports or outdoor (land and water-based) industries. It is also an opportunity to top-up the FdSc Outdoor Leadership. There is a particular emphasis on sport, outdoor adventure and yachting, with a choice of two specialist pathways.

Your core modules will develop both theoretical and applied skills in sports and outdoor coaching, where you will analyse the coaching process and utilise advanced techniques on a range of athletes, with varying degrees of proficiency and expectation.

You will also be able to choose modules from either the Sports Pathway, or the Outdoor Pathway, which focus on relevant skills and issues within each discipline. This will enable you to focus on a more specific field of your choosing, and gain the specialist skills that employers in those sectors seek.

You will have the opportunity to work towards BCU 2 and 3 Star, UKCC Level 1 Coach, Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award qualifications during their studies. This provides you with a broad skillset that will offer you a variety of opportunities upon the completion of your studies.

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Full Honours Degree Top-up
Awarded by
University of Plymouth
1 years (full-time) 2 years (part-time)
Academic Year
September 2023 - June 2024 (full-time) September 2023 - June 2025 (part-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2022-23 are:

BA and BSc (Hons) – £8400 (per year)

Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8400 (per year)

Higher National Certificate (HNC)- £8400 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2022, please contact the team on [email protected]

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

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The BSc Honours degree in Coaching offered the content that best suited my goals and aims as a career. The instructors and lecturers were exceptional and the support throughout the course has been amazing.

Dylan Shillabeer
Dylan Shillabeer