Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 4 Full-Time Bede Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching is designed to be an all encompassing course that provides learners with the opportunity to experience a wide range of subjects relating to the fields of sports, coaching and exercise. All major topics including Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology are covered providing knowledge and skills needed in many sporting industries. More niche modules such as Coaching, Injuries Management and Performance Analysis are a great addition for developing client health care, leadership and management skills within a graduate.

We offer guaranteed smaller class sizes compared to universities, more lecturer/student face-to-face contact time and a vast array of high class facilities and resources. This allows our Foundation Degree to be a course that creates well rounded and highly skilled graduates who are ready to complete their top-up 3rd year at university or enter the workplace.

56 UCAS Points
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma (MPP)
Relevant learning and experience
Completion of an interview with HE Programme Leader.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire Possible cost of a DBS with relation to placement requirements.

The Foundation Degree combines academic study with work-based learning and you have the opportunity to learn in the classroom and potentially in the workplace as well.

Teaching methods include practical sessions, lectures, discussions, case studies and workshops. We also encourage you to develop independent study skills.

Assessment methods include evaluation of work experience, reports, exams, presentations and practical tests.

Level 2 Maths and English are a desirable requirement to study on this course.

Placements are an excellent way of experiencing life as a professional within the field of sport and sports coaching.
Placement opportunities are often provided within Foundation Degrees.

We have links with Durham F.A. University sports science departments, S.A.F.C and local sports clubs.

The Foundation Degree timetable consists of 12-13 hours per week over 3-5 weekdays.

This Foundation Degree is a two-year course delivered at ur Bede Campus. You can then 'top-up' to a full honours degree at the University of Sunderland.

This Foundation Degree has been designed with the help of employers to reflect the needs of industry and commerce.

Year 1:
Anatomy for Exercise and Sport
Physiology for Sport and Exercise
Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology
Personal Development and Study Skills
Coaching Practice 1
Performance Analysis

Year 2:
Fitness Testing and Assessment
Research Methods and Study Skills
Psychology of Sport
Coaching Practice 2
Coaching Theory
Sports Injuries Management

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