Foundation Degree Sports Coaching and Development

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Sport, Travel and Public Services

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Crosskeys Campus

Start Date

Start Date
23 September 2021

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

You would usually need at least one of the following:

Plus: GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

Please note that if you do not meet the grade criteria, then age and experience may be able to be taken into consideration.

In a nutshell

You’ll learn about the skills required to plan and deliver community sports programmes and will undertake a number of industry placements.

This course is for you if...

... You wish to pursue a career in community coaching
... You want a job in sports development
... You want a practical and theory-based course

What will I be doing?

Coaching is vital to the development of sport at both the elite level and in community settings. Through a combination of academic study and practical learning, you’ll develop an understanding of the coaching process, plus an awareness of the moral, ethical, environmental and legal issues that underpin best practice in the sports coaching and development environment.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical sessions and group work, and assessed through exams, assignments, practical assessments, presentations and projects. You’ll also complete a work-based module, where you put what you learn in the classroom into practice in the workplace.

What is expected of me?

To enter the course, you’ll need a minimum of three GCSEs Grade C or above including Maths/Maths Numeracy and English Language (or equivalent). You would also need at least one of the following:

Please note that if you do not meet the grade criteria, then age and experience may be able to be taken into consideration.

What comes next?

Employment in sports development, coaching, fitness instruction, or exercise and health promotion. With further study you may also become a physical education teacher.

You can choose to top up to BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching or BA (Hons) Sports Development.

Additional information

Lessons are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This course is franchised by the University of South Wales.

Kit, £39. Mandatory - Y

DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) £57, mandatory Y

Crosskeys Campus
(Full Time)
Start Date: 23 September 2021

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Contact our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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