University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Golf Coaching

This programme develops the candidate into a high quality coach through learning in a research led environment; students develop their skills and understanding of new developments and theory in coaching and its allied areas and integrate this knowledge into their own personal practice; the programme consists of 3 taught modules. Students engage with the multi-disciplinary nature of coaching and performance and use player to data to produce an applied development strategy using case studies designed to develop an understanding of the difficulties involved in player development. Students learn through an innovative blended delivery using both high quality online resources complemented with face to face discussion time with academics and leaders in the programme fields; students develop their use of theory in practice and reflect upon their own personal coaching philosophy and development in light of new knowledge.

Entry requirements

This programme is open only to students who are recognised golf professionals by a Professional Golfers� Association which itself is recognised by the PGA World Alliance. All students will be required to be qualified coaches with an award recognised by their national governing body, normally at Level 2 of the UKCC or its equivalent. Students will also be expected to regularly coach an average of 3 hours per week whilst on the programme. Academic: Attainment of a good Honours degree (normally a 1st or 2.1) awarded by an approved University in an appropriate subject, or the equivalent thereof or attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the School as indicating a student�s potential for study and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a taught degree programme or attainment of the FdA Professional Golf awarded by the University

Course modules

Modules: research methods and skills in sport coaching; advanced coaching theory; integrated coaching.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Advanced Certificate Part-time £ 2,070 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005