Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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Reasons to choose Kingston – Once you successfully complete this course, you’ll be able to top-up to a full BSc (Hons) by completing Year 3 of the Sport Science (Coaching) course. – At least 25 per cent of the course has practical or simulated work-based learning. – This course offers a blend of coaching theory and performance analysis. About this course This two year course gives you the opportunity to develop practical coaching skills and the knowledge, skills and experience to begin a career in sport coaching. You’ll be able to learn through work experience at a number of amateur and professional clubs and hone your skills at a coaching placement. Using the latest equipment and analysis techniques, you’ll gain knowledge of biomechanical analysis of human movement and sporting activity. You’ll investigate how nutrition and psychology improve sporting performance. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge of industry-standard analysis tools used in the coaching of athletes and teams. Although the course does not provide professional coaching qualifications, it provides the scientific knowledge to achieve qualification up to United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 3/4.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Year 1: LS4700 - Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology, LS4701 - Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition, LS4008 - Sport & Exercise Psychology, LS4010 - The Science and Practice of Coaching. Year 2 core modules: LS5712 - Research Informed Coaching Practice, LS5015 - Analysis in Sport and Exercise, LS5016 - Sport Coaching Theory. Year 2 optional modules: LS5013 - Sport and Exercise Psychology II, LS5014 - Health & Exercise Physiology

Assessment method

"The course utilises a wide range of teaching and learning methods that will enable you to be actively engaged throughout the course. Teaching and learning will focus on developing academic skills and utilising research informed teaching strategies. Teaching and learning methods are carefully crafted to suit the content and the learning outcomes of the module – typically using lectures in the early parts of modules to ensure that you have the key knowledge relating to the module. Through a variety of group- and individual-based seminars and practical laboratory sessions, you are then given the opportunity to develop more individual interests to develop personal and key skills. A range of assessment methods will be used to enable you to demonstrate the acquisition of your knowledge and skills. These include (but are not limited to): practical competency, written coursework, oral presentations, in-class tests, MCQs, examinations, laboratory reports and poster presentations. The assessment regime for each module has been designed to provide formative opportunities that allow you to practise and to receive 'feed forward' appraisals of your performance in preparation for the summative assessment.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeC602
Institution code K84
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.
A level BB To include at least one A Level in PE, Sport Studies or Science (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) at grade C.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Sport and Exercise Science or Applied Science or Applied Biology or Sport (INCLUDES: Sport, Sport Studies, Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness); Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport (Outdoor Adventure), Sport and Physical Activity Development, Sport Therapy).
Access to HE Diploma Equivalent of 80 UCAS points. Accepted Access to HE diplomas include: Sport and Exercise Science; Sport Science; Sport Studies; Science for Health and Sport; Applied Science; Biological and Health Science; Health and Human Science.
Scottish Higher Equivalent of 80 UCAS points to include at least one A Level in PE, Sport Studies or Science (Biology, Chemistry or Psychology) at minimum of grade C.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include a minimum of 5 at Higher Level in in Biology, Sport/Physical Education, Chemistry, Applied Science or Psychology, plus minimum of 5 at Standard Level in English Language and Maths or English Language and Maths at 4 at Higher Level

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) clearance may be required dependant on the nature of the placement that is undertaken as part of the programme's core delivery.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7800 Year 1
England £7800 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7800 Year 1
Scotland £7800 Year 1
Wales £7800 Year 1

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change. Please visit the provider course webpage for international fees and further information regarding additional course costs
Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching at Kingston University - UCAS