Sport Coaching and Development Foundation degree

UCAS Code: (CX61)

Location: Eastbourne (Campus code E)

Study mode: Full-time

Duration: 2 Years

Qualification: FdA

This course is vocationally orientated and meets the needs of students interested in a career in sport coaching and development. There is a complementary relationship between the two main areas of study. Sports development is concerned, amongst other things, with the provision of sporting opportunity and encouraging people to participate. Sport coaching is part of the sport development process.

Course structure

The course involves a variety of theory and practical sessions including lectures, discussions, group work, seminars and visiting speakers. You will benefit from our partnerships and contacts with Schools, Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club, Active Sussex and Sports Development organisations in Eastbourne and East Sussex. During the first and second year, you will undertake a period of work experience in a sport development and coaching related environment. The following are typical examples of placements: Brighton and Hove Albion Football in the Community, Eastbourne Youth Development and Leisure Services and Sussex Beacon ½ marathon.

Areas of study

Subjects studied include anatomy and physiology, Fitness and training, sports coaching, sports development, event management, performance analysis under varying conditions and research skills.


You will be assessed through your use of portfolios, written assignments, presentations and written exams.

Career and progression opportunities

The course opens up opportunities for employment in the sports coaching or sport development sectors.

Successful completion of the foundation degree may enable graduates to progress to an honours degree in a related subject. During the course you will have the opportunity to gain National Governing Body (NGB) awards, first aid and child protection certificates to enhance your employability prospects.

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff new system: 60 Points from a minimum of one 6 unit qualification. Level 3 Key/Functional skills will count towards the tariff score. General Studies will count towards the tariff score. We welcome applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience to apply. Individual offers may vary.

International Baccalaureate: Individual assessment

QAA-approved access course: Acceptable

GCSE (minimum grade C): GCSE 3 subjects C or over, must include Maths, English or science

For Non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing

This course is validated by the University of Brighton
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