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?
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