Sports Coaching and Development Foundation Degree

Our Sports Coaching and Development Foundation Degree is new for 2020/2021 Academic Year and 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.


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.


 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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