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University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Physical Education and Sports Coaching

UCAS Code: C6T9

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

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48

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Put your best foot forward as you step towards an active career. The Physical Education and Sports Coaching Foundation Degree is designed to provide you with the specialist sports knowledge and academic skills needed to succeed as a self-employed coach or coaching assistant.

Deepen your understanding of physical education and coaching as you gain the necessary information to support your progression. You will gain specialist skills, developing a well-rounded knowledge of the different aspects of sports coaching.

As you progress through this programme, you will examine your coaching practice while learning more about outdoor education and sports analysis. To back up your skills, you will gain knowledge of the psychology and sociology of sport, physical activity and exercise, understanding sport’s impact on society and vice versa.

You will also develop the soft skills demanded by employers in the industry. These skills include effective communication, working as part of a team, listening to others, leading and supporting others and demonstrating a positive mental outlook and work ethic. whilst leading sporting activities. This will provide you with valuable industry experience, networking opportunities and industry recognised qualifications.

Modules

Year One - In the first year you will gain an overall understanding of the Sport sector: • Coaching Practice • Fundamentals of Training and Fitness • Professional Development • Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity • Sociology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity • Sports Analysis Year Two - In the second year you will gain the following PE specific modules: • Independent Study • Coaching in Sport and Physical Education • Inclusive Physical Education • Learning and Teaching in Physical Education • Policy and Practice in Physical Education • Work Related Learning.

Assessment methods

The assessment strategy of the course consists mainly of coursework, work based placements and practical assessments as these will offer you the closest real-life experience to secure future employment. Examples of assessment methods used within the course are: Practical session with reflective essays, written reports, Industry simulations, presentations and Vivas.

The course lecturers will clearly explain the course content, interlinking the assessment methods and each assessments requirements. However, all of the information on assessments are provided within the course handbook, programme specification and each individual module handbook available to students after enrolment.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,110
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,110
per year
Scotland
£8,110
per year
Wales
£8,110
per year

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Department:

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