Sport Coaching (with Foundation Year) at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Sport Coaching (with Foundation Year)

Course summary

This is a four-year programme that includes a year of foundational study at our Llandaf campus and leads directly into the degree course, which will be taught at our Cyncoed campus. Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence, before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University aims to develop critical individuals who appreciate the social, relational and dynamic nature of sport coaching. In doing so, the degree course challenges students through a variety of learning activities, including seminars, practical coaching sessions, and work related opportunities. The purpose is to move beyond merely the technical and tactical content of coaching in order to explore how coaches shape the learning and development of others. As such, the indicative content includes practice design, power, care, identity, ethics and micro-politics. At Cardiff Metropolitan University, we challenge assumptions to develop knowledge and understanding of how coaching is fundamentally people work. In this regard, our student-coaches are encouraged to examine how coaches negotiate, manage and orchestrate the sport performances of others. The BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree provides you with a range of practical and theoretical sessions to help you develop an understanding of how to construct and deliver creative, innovative and caring learning environments for a variety of different sport performers. You’ll be provided with opportunities to coach peers and external partners to help refine your coaching knowledge and practice in a range of contexts. The staff supporting you throughout your degree have extensive experience working across a range of settings, such as community and participation sport, professional sport, and world-class competitions. In addition to being active researchers at the cutting edge of the field, a number of staff work closely with National Governing Bodies as consultants, coaches, and/or coach educators. Our staff are a major strength of the programme at Cardiff Met and they will help guide you during your degree as you wrestle and get to grips with the complex nature of coaching. The overriding aim of the programme is to develop your knowledge and understanding, challenge the way you think, and how you act as a sport coaching student. We want to equip you with the skills and support your aspirations to make meaningful contributions in your future roles and careers. Cardiff Met also offers a foundation year for those who aspire to enrol on a Sport based honours degree, who do not have the requirements to start at Year 1. The foundation year will run at the Llandaff campus within the School of Management, and the subsequent years will be based at the Cyncoed campus within the School of Sport and Health Sciences.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Cardiff Met - Llandaff
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16000 Year 1
International £16000 Year 1

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Sport Coaching (with Foundation Year) at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS