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Course summary

The course incorporates technology enhanced coaching – preparing you for a digital world (analysis, diagnosis and social media) Placement modules will allow you to gain hands-on experience and to receive mentorship within professional environments throughout the course. Our employability modules enable you to explore a career in coaching and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment. Each year you will have opportunities to participate in career development activities and network with employers from the world of sports business. The course has been designed in line with The International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) coaching degree standards. On completion of this course you should, therefore, have the knowledge and skills required to meet the sector standards for employment in certain specific roles, as well as a range of other related roles. The course has been designed in line with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) coaching standards. On completion of this course you should, therefore, have the knowledge and skills required to meet the sector standards for employment in certain specific roles, as well as a range of other related roles. The FDSc Sports Coaching course aims to produce graduates who are both competent and confident coaches. You will learn a mixture of practical ‘teaching’ skills and theoretical scientific techniques, and how to apply them to your coaching practice. Throughout the course you will explore global coaching issues, and be encouraged to utilise a range of learning, teaching and sports science technologies. You will be expected to coach both your peers and external participants. There will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, helping you to develop the skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance, and sports settings. In addition, you will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and attributes to work independently and as part of a team within the coaching profession, preparing you for employment opportunities in a wide range of other sport-related careers. A good graduate of this course will be able to: 1. Coach a wide range of participants in many different settings (e.g., club, school, performance, community). 2. Use the theoretical knowledge from the course to help inform current and future practice. 3. Use the industry experiences gained through placement module and apply them in a range of work settings. 4. Use transferable skills developed throughout the programme as preparation to pursue a range of careers within the sporting field. You will have the opportunity to progress to BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (Top up) upon successful completion of your FDSc Sports Coaching.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This course is not available at present to International applicants. Applicants may be required to attend an interview at the College.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Applicants may be required to attend an interview at the College.


Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check: Due to the professional nature of this course you are also required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should you accept an offer with us. There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured a Conditional offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton.

English language requirements

As an EU or International applicant you will need to showcase your English language proficiency skills during your admissions process. The below qualifications are accepted for a number of courses, please be aware these scores are a guide on what is acceptable. We have a suite of courses that require differing English language proficiency, these requirements are there to ensure that you have the correct ability to achieve your desired qualification with us. You will also need to check each individual course page for accuracy as our Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies courses require specific English qualifications prior to entry.

English Language Requirements - EU and International Applicants

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

If you are a UK student enrolling on a full-time Foundation Degree or a Bachelor degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton in 2023/4, your fee for this academic year will be £9,250. This is a yearly fee, and will increase with inflation in subsequent years (in line with the government’s fee requirements). If you are an English student studying your first higher education qualification, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the Student Loans Company. You will not start repaying this loan until you leave the course and are earning over £25,000 a year. If you live in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you should apply to Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland, or SAAS. The loans and grants available to you will differ from those available from Student Finance England. More information about UK Fees please go to our website here - and International: More information about International Fees please go to our website here -
Sports Coaching at University of Wolverhampton - UCAS