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University of Gloucestershire

Sports Coaching and Development

UCAS Code: C613

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

B,B

Minimum of 2, grades BB

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

MMP

Minimum grade MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Sports coaching

Sports development

If you’re passionate about sport and are looking to develop your understanding of sport at community and elite level then this foundation degree is for you.

The programme emphasises linking theory to practice and provides many opportunities for students to apply their skills in real world contexts. This programme balances practical experience in industry with academic study to give you the knowledge and leadership skills that employers are looking for in this competitive industry. To underpin your coaching knowledge, you will look at how sport is organised, delivered and managed in the community, the scientific principles of psychology, performance analysis and exercise science.

**Progression**
On graduation from this programme, you will be well placed to pursue a career in community coaching, sport and physical activity development as well as working for a national governing body of sport.

Alternatively you can continue your studies by going on to complete a full Honours Degree such as the BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching or the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching at the University of Gloucestershire.

Modules

Through studying this course you will:

Develop the skills to deliver high-class coaching and development programmes

Work with adults and young people while building your understanding of the influence of sport within the community

Develop your technical, as well as practical, understanding of sports coaching and development

Build upon scientific and sociological principles

Develop highly employable skills such as communication, organisation and leadership

Benefit from our close links to professional sports organisations.

We have close links with local sports clubs and partnerships, providing you with excellent opportunities to gain hands-on, industry experience. Supported by staff you’ll develop a strong evidence-based approach to coaching.

Assessment methods

This is a 2 year course (full-time). Your course will be assessed by written, oral and practical tasks designed to develop the broad range of knowledge and skills underpinning sports coaching and development practice.

Tuition fees

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

England
£6,165
per year
EU
£6,165
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,165
per year
Scotland
£6,165
per year
Wales
£6,165
per year

The Uni


Course location:

New College Swindon

Department:

School of Sport and Exercise

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.

81%
med
Sports coaching
81%
med
Sports development

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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

85%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Sports and fitness occupations
13%
Health associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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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