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What makes Cricket Coaching & Management at Worcester special?

Whether it’s an Ashes win or the street cricket projects that provide safe havens for young people in otherwise troubled communities, cricket has the power to unite communities beyond the boundary ropes. At Worcester, you can develop the practical skills, academic knowledge and coaching expertise you need to make a real contribution, whether in a community setting, at the performance end of the scale or in the wider sports industry.

Key features

  • Strong industry links, including Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcestershire Cricket Board, which provide excellent work experience and placement opportunities
  • A unique opportunity; this is the first course of its kind in the UK
  • Excellent facilities, including the University of Worcester Arena
  • Broad array of subjects, from coaching to business management and sports development, leading to excellent employment prospects in a range of professions

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points including GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or above

 

Other information

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly known as CRB) may be required for some modules

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Principles and Practice of Cricket Coaching
  • Foundations of Sport Management
  • Introduction to Motor Learning and Skills Acquisition
  • Foundations of Cricket Development

Optional

  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
  • Introduction to Socio-Cultural Issues in Sport
  • Personal Growth and Team Building Through Outdoor Adventurous Activity
  • Adapted Physical Activity, Sport and Disability
  • Sport Tourism and Event Management

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Coaching Pedagogy and Practice
  • Sport Operational Management
  • The Research Process

Optional

  • Scientific Analysis of Cricket Coaching
  • Sport Event Operations
  • Sponsorship and Fundraising
  • Motor Skill Progression
  • Multi Sports

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Independent Study (Cricket Focus)
  • Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaches 
  • Sport Strategy in Action
  • Work-Based Learning (Cricket)

Optional

  • Applied Performance Analysis in Cricket
  • The Sports Entrepreneur
  • Group Dynamics in Sport
  • Strategic Planning for Sport Events and Facilities
  • Learning and Performance of Sport Skills
  • The Developing Child in Sport
  • Sport Event Marketing

I decided to study Cricket Coaching Management because it focused on the sport I had most interest in.

Jeska Ward, Cricket Coaching and Management student

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

The University places emphasis on enabling students to develop the independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment, as well as academic achievement.  A mixture of independent study, teaching and academic support through the personal academic tutoring system enables you to reflect on progress and build up a profile of skills, achievements and experiences that will enable you to flourish and be successful.

Teaching

You are taught through a combination of:

  • Lectures and seminars (for a theoretical perspective)
  • Practical sessions (to apply theory within a practical setting)
  • Online learning (via Twitter, Blackboard, Camtasia, Pinterest)
  • Work Based Placements (for example, coaching opportunities in cricket clubs or schools, sports events or leisure facility management)
  • Tutorials (for additional support regarding module content and assessments)

In addition, meetings with Personal Academic Tutors (PATs) are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in each of the other years of a course.

You have an opportunity to undertake a semester long placement in the second year of the course. There are also many additional opportunities for learning in an applied context in semester time as well as in Worcester Weeks whereby you can book on to specific Coach Education Programme courses to facilitate your personal and professional development to achieve your career goals beyond the degree.

Students develop the practical skills, academic knowledge and coaching expertise that will ultimately enable them to gain employment as community cricket coaches, performance cricket coaches, cricket development officers or to start a career in the wider sport industry.

Strong links are maintained with Worcestershire Cricket and Sport Partnership Hereford and Worcester to keep the course content relevant to the industry needs and to provide vocationally relevant experiences. 

Contact time

In a typical week, you will have around 12 -16 contact hours of teaching. The precise contact hours will depend on the optional modules selected and in the final year you will normally have slightly less contact time in order to do more independent study.

Typically class contact time will be structured around:

  • 4 - 6 hours of lectures (large group)
  • 4 hours of seminars (blend of lecture and seminar)
  • 5 - 7 hours of practical sessions (i.e. coaching practice)

Independent self-study

In addition to the contact time, you are expected to undertake around 24-48 hours of personal self-study per week.  Typically, this will involve:

  • Completing directed study tasks
  • Engaging with online activities
  • Working on personal fitness
  • Practice / rehearsal
  • Reading, research and watching videos/TED talks
  • Working on individual and group projects
  • Preparing for assignments and learning experiences
  • Reflection and evaluation  

During the third year of study a mandatory work-based placement must be completed, and an Independent Study (dissertation). Both of which require students to be pro-active in managing their working hours and project progress outside of the module content.

Independent learning is supported by a range of excellent learning facilities, including the Hive and library resources, the virtual learning environment, and extensive electronic learning resources.

Teaching staff

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team therefore includes expertise in the development and growth of cricket, inclusive coaching pedagogies, scientific principles, and sports business management (events, marketing, sponsorship, fundraising etc). Guest speaker sessions and coaching masterclasses also take place during certain modules and Worcester Week activities.

Teaching is informed by the research and consultancy, and majority of course lecturers have a higher education teaching qualification or are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

You can learn more about the staff by visiting our staff profiles.

Assessment

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments.  Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.

Assessment methods include:

  • Practical coaching
  • Reflective portfolios
  • Individual presentations
  • Paired presentations
  • Exams
  • Written assignments
  • Reports
  • Work-based placement
  • Research studies

The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the mandatory and optional modules taken, but a typical formal summative assessment pattern for each year of the course is:

Year 1

  • Written assignments
  • Paired presentations
  • Practical coaching
  • Exam  

Year 2

  • Practical coaching
  • Reflective portfolio
  • Presentations
  • Written assignments
  • Reports
  • Research proposal

Year 3

  • Work-based placement
  • Written assignments
  • Case study
  • Scientific report
  • Presentation
  • Interview
  • Reflective assignments
  • Independent Study

Feedback

You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate.

We aim to provide you with feedback on formal course work assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

 

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £153 per week.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Cricket Coaching & Management BSc NX81 BSc/CCM

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK. 

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

NX81

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Course leader

Polly Christian
01905 542701
p.christian@worc.ac.uk