This course is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional sports coach. Whether you want to work in a performance or participation domain, in schools, governing bodies, professional sports clubs or commercial sport/activity settings, the course has been planned to challenge and support your development to be the best sport coach you can be. Whether you aspire to coach children, adolescent or adults as a professional sports coach we will extend your knowledge and understanding of how to design coaching sessions, plan for participant development or adapt your delivery to achieve desired outcomes, we'll help you get there. **Placements and practical experience** To start a career in coaching, you need to have many hours of experience. On this course, that's exactly what you will get. In addition to the many internal and community volunteer based coaching opportunities in the university and local community, the course includes a six-week professional placement in the second year. Previous students have found placements in Sheffield and the South Yorkshire region while others have taken opportunities to go further afield, delivering coaching, coach education and coach development in Tanzania and Thailand, as well as working with a first division football team in Italy, coaching children in South African townships, and working with the US kayak team. Throughout your degree, you have many opportunities to gain practical experience. We pay your fees to complete a level 2 multi-skills coaching award, which qualifies you to work as a coach in developing fundamental movement skills to children or adults. As one of the largest universities in the UK we are able to offer a range of internal opportunities to develop your coaching skills through Hallam Active. You can gain experience through our extensive volunteer programme and run social sport sessions, in return for funded GB coaching qualifications (level 1 or level 2). **Facilities** You spend much of the course using the world-class facilities at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, our official sport campus, as well as poolside coaching experience at Ponds Forge International Aquatics Centre. EISS is the base of operations for a number of elite sports coaches and athletes including boxing, athletics, netball, badminton and table tennis, as well as professional teams including Rotherham Titans RFC & Sheffield Sharks BC. Sheffield strives to be the most active city in the UK and in addition to the outstanding sport facilities in the city local parkland and the Peak District provide additional environments to experience a range of outdoor activities. Aside from the outstanding facilities available for students the university enables students to use the latest technology to enhance coaching delivery, maximising participant improvement and the understanding of performance. **Expertise** You are taught by experienced and active coaches who combine the latest academic knowledge with practical experience, working at a national and international levels in such sports as rugby union, rugby league, athletics, rowing, swimming, gymnastics, hockey and other national sports.