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UCEN Manchester

Sport Coaching

UCAS Code: CX61

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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64

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The programme aims to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, personal qualities, and attitudes appropriate for successful transition into an appropriate career within the sports coaching industry.

Sport England expects that over the next five years there will be an increase of at least 3,000 jobs within the coaching sector in the North West region alone, with a large demand expected for coaches to work in the education sector.

In alignment with this, units will address areas such as sport within the community, coaching philosophy, scientific aspects of sports performance, technical coaching/ performance analysis (which will enhance sport and performance skills), the potential of sports coaching businesses, coaching the wider population and sport psychology.

The programme benefits from state-of-the-art sports laboratory, strength and conditioning and sports coaching suites, equipment and facilities, including:
- Sports hall catering for a plethora of sports such as football, basketball, and badminton with stadium seating and video analysis equipment

- Performance analysis suite for conducting match analysis

- Outdoor playing fields and astro turf

- Sports laboratory catering for physiological analysis including Cortex Metalyzer Gas Analysis, Douglas Bag Gas Analysis, Blood Lactate, Cholesterol and Glucose measurement and Wattbike Cycle Ergometer

- Fully equipped strength and conditioning suite with Olympic lifting equipment and video technology as well as resistance and cardio-vascular equipment

The programme will also provide opportunities for students to develop their understanding both academically and vocationally through practical reflective practice. To further enhance this, the applied nature and research based element of the course helps students to interact with the industry and allows opportunities to network and develop employability links with people already operating in the industry. The programme seeks to promote independent learning and aims to produce graduate reflective practitioners who are able to assimilate, evaluate and critically appraise information based on key contemporary topics of sports coaching. It also aims to arm graduates with a range of skills, which will support future progression into either employment or higher-level learning.

In addition to academic study, there will also be the opportunity for learners to represent the college football team in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league. This team will also provide students with the opportunity to apply the theory from their studies in a practical setting (i.e. applying sport coaching theory to real life situations).

Modules

Examples of current modules-

Year 1
Introduction to Sport Delivery and Coaching Diverse Populations
Professional Academic Development
Scientific Aspects of Human Performance
Sport Development

Year 2
Developed Coaching and Sport Psychology
Performance Analysis
Practice-based Research
Sports Enterprise

Assessment methods

Year 1
25% practical
38% portfolio/ assignment
25% presentation
12% examination

Year 2
63% assignment
25% presentation
12% practical

The Uni


Course location:

Openshaw Campus

Department:

Sport (SPS)

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