Sports Coaching is about developing and improving performance and providing positive experiences for participants with a range of sporting aspirations.
Sport remains high on the political agenda, as the government continues to look to this area to make a sustainable contribution to the achievement of its wider policy objectives related to health, education and social inclusion, and to uphold the heightened sense of national pride generated by the legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games. Sport England is consistently looking to develop the national sporting infrastructure and workforce to enable these objectives to be met.
The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue or further a career in sports coaching, or indeed to go on to study at a higher level in the discipline area. It opens the door to a number of career routes and opportunities. The programme has been developed in conjunction with one of its partner universities – The University of Chester.
Key modules include:
· Anatomy and Physiology
· Practical Sports Coaching Skills
· Professional Development for Sports Coaches
· Positive Communication
· Counselling Skills
· Work Placement
72 UCAS points (new tariff) from GCSE A levels or equivalent (such as BTEC). Appropriate NVQ Level 3, modern apprenticeships, work experience, and free-standing qualifications that form part of the post-16 qualifications framework will also be considered.
Applicants are also expected to have a GCSE in Maths and English at Grade A* - C or level 9 – 4.
Foundation Degree students can progress on to further professional coaching qualifications. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will gain an FdSc Sports Coaching. For students who want to top-up, their Foundation Degree leads directly into the final year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Top-Up degree programme at the University of Chester (Warrington Campus).