Sports Coaching and Development Foundation Degree

Our Sports Coaching and Development Foundation Degree aims to prepare students to work across multiple different sports coaching, and teaching roles.

Course Content

You will gain knowledge of how sport is organised, delivered and managed in the community, having the opportunity to lead sports activities and events. Understanding fundamental principles of how young children learn sports skills and the different stages of sports development will help to inform your work-based learning experience. You will also have the opportunity to undertake coach education, safeguarding and first aid qualifications to boost your CV.

You can broaden your knowledge by studying what barriers exist within sport and will have the opportunity to complete a school and/or community sport placement. Additional qualifications such as Level 3 Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport (AfPE) and Disability Inclusion Training have been embedded into the course.

Year 1
· Academic Research and Professional Skills
· Introduction to Sports Coaching
· Introduction to Sports Science for Coaching
· Introduction to Sports Development
· Managing Sport
· Sports Development in Practice

Year 2
· Project Management
· Sport Placement (Double Module)
· Community Sports Development
· Physical Education and School Sport
· Sports Coaching and Leadership

Offer Requirements
-BTEC Diploma
Merit/ Merit in a relevant subject

-A Levels
DD – To include at least one A Level in Mathematics, Science, Physical Education or Phycology but excluding General Studies, AND Level 1 in Football Coaching or equivalent foundation level football coaching qualification.

The University requires a minimum 3 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances.

How Will I Study?

Learning will take place through classroom-based lectures and seminars in the educational room in the Community Hub based at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. As well as practical learning in the fields and laboratories at the University of South Wales Campus in Cardiff when on residential. You will complete up to 200 hours of coaching (work-based learning) to give you vital skills for a career in youth coaching, football development, sports science or performance analysis.

Who is it for?
Anyone who is looking to gain a career in sport, this is the course for you! This course allows you a variety of different career paths once you have graduated. You could become a development manager, social inclusion officer, sports development officer, PE teacher or disability sports coach. You could even enter other careers, such as the armed forces or emergency services. The possibilities are endless!

You will be enrolled as a student at the University of South Wales and have access to the online library, virtual learning environment and other learning materials. Your residential will take place in Cardiff at the University of South Wales base (CF24 2FN) where you will receive full accommodation during these teaching blocks and your weekly academic lectures will take place in the education hub based at Shrewsbury Town Football Club (SY2 6ST).

After the 2 years, students can top up to study the BSc in Sports Coaching and Development through the University of South Wales.

 Offer Requirements

  • BTEC Diploma
    • Merit/ Merit in a relevant subject
  • A Levels
    • DD – including at least one A Level in Science, Mathematics, Physical Education or Psychology but to exclude General Studies.

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