FdSc Sports Coaching (Performance and Participation)

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Course Specifics

Awarding body:
Staffordshire University
Level:
Level 5
Attendance:
Full-time
Duration:
2-3 years
Availability:
Full-time and Part-time
Higher education course fee:
Available upon request - Please call Sharon Woodward-Baker on 01246500764.
Funding:
Higher Education Student Loan or Sponsorship
Higher education bursary:
FT courses only
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Course overview

This course is designed for individuals who have an interest in a career in sports coaching and development. The degree also combines both practical and theoretical to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a sports coach. You’ll also learn about physiology, nutrition and sports performance. You'll have the chance to study modules including:

  • Skill acquisition
  • Introduction to sports coaching
  • Anatomy and physiology for sport and exercise
  • Psychology of sports coaching

Entry requirements:

  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered

Methods of assessment

Methods of assessment include:

  • Research tasks
  • Negotiated projects
  • Written assignments
  • Practical assessments
  • Reflective records
  • Presentations
  • Blogs
  • Time constrained exercise

Who is this course for?

The FdSc course is for individuals who have an interest in a career in sport coaching and development. It combines both practical and theoretical elements and is designed to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to work as a sports coach. This course can be studied full-time over two years (11.5 hours per week) or part-time (6.75 hours per week). You will also need to dedicate some time to self-study and research.

Entry qualifications

Entry requirements:

  • Level 3 qualification in a relevant subject
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C or above (or Level2 equivalent)
  • Mature students with relevant experience will also be considered

What other experience will I gain?

You'll be taught by professionals in the industry who'll be able to offer all of their advice and guidance.

Where will this lead?

Successful completion of this course can lead to a wide range of roles in the industry such as:

  • Nutritionist
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach

You can also choose to ‘top-up’ your qualification to a full honours degree such as the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching – Performance and Participation degree which can be studied at college and validated by Staffordshire University.

What are my career options?

What Ofsted say

...enthusiastic teachers use their skills and expertise to plan exciting and challenging activities that stimulate learning and meet individual needs. (Ofsted 2013)

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