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Sheffield Hallam University

Sport Coaching with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A111

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

P:45

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent Science at grade C or 4 or equivalent

UCAS Tariff

64

This must include at least 24 (Grade D) from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: DDE at A Level. MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Sports coaching

**Course summary**
- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.

- Learn to coach in world-class facilities.

- Opportunity to work in a sports environment both in the UK or abroad.

- Benefit from a teaching team that combine active coaching, coach educators, coach employment and coach development experience.

Prepare for a career as a professional sports coach. Whether you want to work in a performance or participation role, in schools, governing bodies of sport, professional sports clubs or commercial sport and activity settings, this course challenges and supports your development.

**How you learn**

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other sport foundation students, then move on to the degree.

Whether you aspire to coach children, adolescents or adults as a professional sports coach we extend your knowledge and understanding of designing coaching sessions, plan for long-term participant development or adapt your delivery to achieve desired outcomes, we'll help you get there.

You learn through
- lectures

- seminars

- tutorials

- practical sessions or workshops.

- project supervision of your students in an extensive range of research topics

- participation in practical coaching activities to demonstrate your ability to develop others

- field trips and external visits to enhance your learning

In the foundation year, you build your Sport Coaching interest and knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assignments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Previous students have found placements in Sheffield, the South Yorkshire region and opportunities further afield, delivering coaching, coach education and coach development in Tanzania, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Fiji and Spain as well as working with a first division football team in Italy, coaching children in South African townships, and working with the US kayak team.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care 40
Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care 20
Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care 40
Elective modules
Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20
Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care 20
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
Coaching Active Lifestyles 20
Coaching Science 20
Developing Academic And Professional Practice 1 20
Developing Physical Literacy 20
Scientific Application To Coaching 1 20
Sport Coaching Foundation 20
**Year 3**
Compulsory modules
Developing Academic And Professional Practice 2 20
Innovative And Inclusive Delivery 20
Research In Sport Development And Coaching 20
Scientific Application To Coaching 2 20
Society, Communities And Coaching 20
The Sport Coaching Process 20
**Final year**
Compulsory modules
Project 40
Elective modules
Analysis Of Performance 20
Coaching Adult Communities 20
Coaching Children And Young People 20
Coaching High Performance 20
Enterprise In Sport Coaching 20
International Sport Coaching 20
Strength And Conditioning 20
Talent Development 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practicals
Exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Sports coaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

91%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
34%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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