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Sheffield College

Sport and Exercise Coaching

UCAS Code: CX61

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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64

64 UCAS points from A-Levels / National Diploma / AVCE It is strongly recommended you have GCSE English & Maths at Grade C or above (or equivalent) to access this course as it is a requirement for progression to top up to honours degree. Applicants who do not should contact the Course Leader to discuss studying these qualifications alongside the foundation degree. All students over the age of 21 will be considered, including those without formal qualifications. Students will be required to complete Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check upon enrolment, the results of which should allow them to work in the sport and exercise industry. It is expected that the cost of maintaining DBS clearance (currently £52) is met by you for the duration of the course. While it is not a specific requirement to study at the college it will be difficult for students with endorsements to find placements within the industry.

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Interested in pursuing a career in the sport or exercise industry? The Foundation Degree in Sport & Exercise Coaching course aims to develop understanding of academic theory in alignment with significant practical experience (with the option to complete additional coaching awards and courses alongside your full-time course) and coaching opportunities.

Validated by Sheffield Hallam University, this is a sport and exercise coaching related course set in the context of the sports industry. It emphasises work-based learning and will, therefore, appeal to potential students who already have experience of work in a part-time or full-time capacity.

The course also helps to develop study skills, knowledge, professional practice and specific industry skills gained through work based learning and voluntary opportunities to improve employability and awareness of the industry.

Your primary location of study will be Hillsborough campus. 

The course is full-time over two years. For each module students can expect to receive approximately 120 hours of tutor led/tutor directed learning in class, typically over 3 – 4 days per week. In addition students will be expected to spend around 80 hours per module on self-directed study. The course structure and design will ensure that students receive a minimum of 3 hours of feedback.

Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University.

The offer of a place on the BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree made by the University will be subject to:
Successful completion of the foundation degree programme and a minimum average grade of 55% at Level 5  
Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
Meeting the University's literacy and numeracy requirements
Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg., successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions.

Students will be prepared, both academically and practically, to enter employment in a range of opportunities in the sport and exercise coaching sector.

Modules

Key Units
Year 1 (Level 4)
• Personal & Academic Development 1 (20 credits)
• Work Based Learning 1 (20 credits)
• Sport & Exercise in the UK (20 credits)
• Leadership & Innovation in Sport & Exercise (20 credits)
• Applied Coaching (20 credits)
• The Science of Sport and Exercise (20 credits)
Year 2 (Level 5)
• Personal & Academic Development 2 (20 credits)
• Work Based Learning 2 (20 credits)
• Coaching Enterprise (20 credits)
• Research Project (20 credits)
• Analysis of Lifestyle and Exercise (20 credits)
• The Coaching Process (20 credits)

Assessment methods

Practical assessment
Examinations/End of unit tests
Coursework assignments
Assessed coaching sessions
Work-based learning
Presentations
Group and individual reports
Essays

Tuition fees

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England
£6,500
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Northern Ireland
£6,500
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Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

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