Sport Coaching and Development Foundation degree
UCAS Code: (CX61)
Location: Eastbourne (Campus code E)
Study mode: Full-time
Duration: 2 Years
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.
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.
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