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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?


UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

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

From 2017 there will be a change in the UCAS point system. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

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. Visit our Academic Quality Unit pages for full programme specifications for each course.

Year 1


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


  • 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


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


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

Year 3


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


  • 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?

Teaching methods for all modules include lectures, seminars, tutorials and a large element of practical. We aim to provide a learning contect that will explore the full potential of all participants and encourage excellence in both theory and practice.

Various assessment procedures are used including: Scientific reports, Oral presentations, Essays, Coaching sessions, exams, Marketing plans, Practical performance and coaching.

The course aims to develop students' insight into cricket coaching, development and management through theoretical and practical experience, focusing on the work of the modern cricket coach and development officer. Course content encourages students to develop innovative and creative ideas, underpinned by traditional values and practices. 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.

Careful consideration is given to how the Institute can shape programmes to develop graduates for the needs of the industry. In particular, 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 along the way.






Where could it take you?


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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard annual fee for full-time UK and EU students enrolling in 2016 is £9,000 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard annual fee for full-time international (non-EU) students enrolling in 2016 is £11,400 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fees for part-time UK and EU students enrolling on this course in 2016 are £1,180 per 15-credit module, £1,575 per 20 credit module and £2,360 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.

Visit our Money Advice pages for information on how much you should budget for your course.

Financial support

£1,000 ABB or equivalent scholarships

The University of Worcester offers a £1,000 first-year scholarship to all new undergraduate students to the University who achieve at least ABB at A Level, or the equivalent qualification (such as distinction, distinction, merit at BTEC), and who are responsible for paying their own tuition fees.

For full details visit the scholarships and fee waivers page.

£1,000 academic achievement scholarships

Based solely on academic performance, the University awards up to 100 scholarships of £1,000 each to eligible high-achieving undergraduate students after completion of their first and second year of a degree course, or first year of a foundation degree or HND.

For full details visit the scholarships and fee waivers page.


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, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £89 per week to the £145 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.


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.



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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  

Course leader

Polly Christian
01905 542701