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Sports Coaching

Blackburn College

UCAS Code: C615 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

This Foundation Degree will prepare you for a career in Sports Coaching. Key themes run throughout the course and these are: practical coaching, physiology and anatomy, nutrition, sports psychology and performance analysis. These overarching themes run through all sports and these learnt skills will allow you to succeed in Sports Coaching within any sport. You will have the opportunity to experience coaching in a large array of sports such as football, hockey, basketball, netball, cricket and many more.

Students on the programme will also be provided with the opportunity to undertake UK Coaching Certificates (UKCC) Level 1 and 2 (or higher should you already have Level 1 or 2 coaching qualifications) as part of the course at no additional cost. After successful completion of the Foundation degree, there is the potential to progress onto a top-up degree.

The programme has strong industry links and students on the course are able to specialise in a range of sports and will benefit from guest lectures and visits such as sport scientists, nutrition specialists, performance analysts and from off-site visits.

Modules

Work-based learning is a significant part of the course. You will undertake 140 hours on placement – which we will either help you to find or you may already be working in a suitable role or have your own contacts. You will also take part in practical sessions both on and off- campus where you will benefit from observing and working alongside qualified coaches covering a range of sports.
All students take a total of 120 credits per level.
Modules include:
Level 4 modules (all modules are mandatory) include: Academic Research and Professional Skills, Introduction to Sports Coaching
Exercise Physiology 1, Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology, Nutrition for Health and Exercise and Introduction to Sports Development.

Level 5 modules (there are 4 mandatory modules and 3 optional modules as indicated by * of which you will choose 1) include: Research Project, Sports Coaching and Leadership, Work Based Learning, Enterprise in Sport, Physical Education and Sport*, Performance Analysis* and Community Sport and Development*

Assessment methods

Throughout the course a full range of assessment techniques will be used. You could be assessed by examinations, including open-book examinations, practical assessments, assignments, briefs, essays, presentations (including group presentations), reports and portfolio building.

Each module is formally assessed through, for example, examination, open-book test, individual and group presentation, essay, observation of practice, assessment of course work e.g. written report, reflective practice and portfolios of evidence. This formal assessment will count towards your module mark.

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