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FdSc Sports Coaching

This Foundation degree is awarded by Teesside University

Are you looking for a career in the sports coaching industry? Or do you already work in the industry but wish to progress further?

If you are looking for a route into the industry but don't have a formal qualification, then this programme could be an ideal gateway. This is a fast-paced and highly relevant programme that combines the latest sports coaching techniques with theory and practical work based learning to provide an excellent springboard to your future studies and career. It has been specifically designed for people planning a career in the sports industry or who want to continue their sports education to degree level.

No Awarding body

Duration of Course:

2 Years

Entry requirements:

You will need a minimum of 160 UCAS points or hold a relevant Access Certificate / Diploma with appropriate units. In line with the widening participation brief, however, the Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications.

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

What you will learn:

Level 4
Work Related Learning 1
Principles of Human Performance Assessment and Training
Fundamentals of Physiology
Research and Study Skills
Biomechanics for Sports Coaching
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Level 5
The Coaching Process
Work Related Learning 2
Acquiring Movement Skills
Fundamental Movement and Multi-Skills
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
Research in Sport

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: reports/essays, practical assessments (both individual and group based), reflective assignments, portfolios, examinations, case studies and presentations (individual and group). All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in sports coaching or the wider field of sports development. Organisations such as National Governing Bodies, Local Council Sports Development Departments, County Sports Partnerships, Private Coaching and Leisure Companies all provide opportunities for graduates to work at local, regional and national level in various sports, from grassroots to elite level participation. Graduates from this programme are well positioned to gain employment due to completing significant work placement hours within the sector. Opportunities also exist to progress onto top up degree programmes for those who wish to pursue further study in the subject area.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 6/11/2013