Cricket Coaching & Management BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • A creative course providing the ideal opportunity to further develop a theoretical knowledge and practical skills in cricket coaching and management.
  • Collaboration with Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Worcestershire Cricket Board provide excellent opportunities for work experience and additional qualifications.

Cricket Coaching and Management is a creative and innovative course for cricket players, coaches or indeed anyone with an enthusiasm for cricket.


This 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.

Entry requirements

280 UCAS Tariff points including GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or above
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS formerly known as CRB) may be required for some modules

Course fees

The standard annual fee for full-time UK/EU students enrolling in 2014 is £8,900 per year. Part-time fees are generally charged on a pro rata basis.

For more details, please visit our course fees page

Study options

Single Honours only (designated modules only plus a selection from other subjects).
The Institute has links with universities throughout Europe, Australasia and South-East Asia and students will have the opportunity to study for one semester abroad.

Get in touch

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Kelvin Beeching
Course Leader
01905 542481



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Teaching, Learning and Assessment
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.

Elective modules

Single Honours Students: The structure of our courses allows you to tailor your studies according to your interests and strengths. You can study topics outside of your chosen course if you wish, thus giving you the opportunity to build skills that can boost your employability. You are able to choose from a number of Elective Modules in your first and second years which add breadth to your studies, make your degree distinctive and enable you to stand out from the crowd.

Visit our Elective Modules pages to find out more.


Core modules:

Principles & Practice of Cricket Coaching
Sport Management Foundation & the Sport Experience
Introduction to Motor Learning & Skills Acquisition
Foundations of Cricket Management

Module options:

Physical Activity, Exercise & Health
Introduction to Socio-Cultural Issues in Sport
Personal Growth & Team Building Through Outdoor
Adventurous Activity
Adapted Physical Activity, Sport & Disability

Core modules:

Coaching Pedagogy & Practice
Sport Operational Management
The Research process

Module options:

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

Core modules:

Independent Study
Contemporary Issues in Sport
Sport Strategy in Action
Work-Based Learning (Cricket)

Module options:

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
Applied Performance Analysis in Cricket
Sport Event Marketing


University of Worcester graduates are among the most employable in the UK - 19 out of 20 of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduation. The combination of teaching methods and opportunities for skill development can really help you to develop the qualities that today's graduate employers seek.

Students are given opportunities to develop their employability by gaining experience in managing cricket events, teams and coaching programmes. the Institute has a track record of providing placements to a range of local clubs ranging from community to professional in both coaching and performance analysis. Students typically gain a UKCC level 2 award alongside their degree, This will equip them to take charge of a sporting team in a paid or voluntary capacity. A number of students have gained a level 3 award and secured employment with elite players, helping them to gain full time employment in the industry after graduation.

Earn As You Learn / Volunteer As Your Learn

Aside from the obvious benefit of earning money. taking on part-time work while you study can significantly boost your employability after graduation. Employers tell us that, while qualifications are necessary, they value work experience very highly. The Institute works hard to provide a variety of paid positions within the sport sector by working with local clubs, schools and organisations. This provides an opportunity for students to earn money and gain valuable experience in the sport sector.

Examples of current placements:
Worcestershire Cricket (schools and performance programme)
Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Apply 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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