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Course summary

Do you dream of working in the sport sector as a coach? This two-year foundation degree gives you the right mix of academic theory and workplace experience to help you get ahead in your coaching career. Using our state-of-the-art Human Performance, Exercise and Wellbeing Centre, you can learn through a hands-on and practical course. This course brings together teaching, research and experience to provide you with the best start to your budding career. Why study at Buckinghamshire New University? When you graduate from Buckinghamshire New University, you will have left with a qualification that demonstrates the new skills you have gained and how you could apply them in the workplace. Our course is a big proponent of practical learning, so what you learn in the classroom can be seen working for you in real time. Our programme is more than just academic, you can get sports or work experience throughout the course either with your current role or through a performance pathway or organizations such as Sport for Kids. At BNU we also have great links with sports organizations – for example, we’re a Swim England National Performance Centre. This course also sets you up perfectly to go onto a top up degree and progress into a full undergraduate honour after an additional one year of study. The programme offers you an opportunity to combine academic study with workplace learning and gain experience in sports participation and competition. What facilities can I use? Whilst studying with us you can take advantage of our extensive sports facilities and activities. A wide range of sports and fitness classes take place in our large, versatile sports space on our High Wycombe Campus. Stretch and relax at Fitness Pilates, work your muscles with Reps and Sets, or squeeze in a quick H.I.I.T workout. The sports hall has a sprung floor that reduces the impact on ankle, knee and hip joints, and the space can be split so that several activities can take place at once. Specialist matting is available for activities such as judo and cheerleading. We offer a wide variety of free sporting activities. The most popular are: basketball badminton martial arts indoor football table tennis netball You can take advantage of a competitive sporting environment as part of our big deal, which offers you a free space to take up sports while you study, meet new people and join a competitive team environment. The sports hall has a sprung floor that reduces the impact on ankle, knee and hip joints, and the space can be split so that several activities can take place at once. Specialist matting is available for activities such as judo and cheerleading. What will I study? Sports coaching is a pathway course, which means you choose your specialism in one of two pathways: Sports coaching or Sports coaching with community football development. For both of these courses the first year is shared, and you can choose between them. Sports Coaching This pathway will develop you as a generalist coach, and as a coach your role extends beyond physical activity to the realm of emotional and psychological support, education and mentoring. We will develop your knowledge of the key aspects of sports coaching: physiological, psychological and biomechanical. The course has a strong vocational focus, you are encouraged to relate the theory we teach in the classroom to the practice work you are undertaking both in work and competition. Sports Coaching with Football Development This pathway will develop you as a coach with a focus on football development. We will develop your knowledge of the key aspects of sports coaching: physiological, psychological and biomechanical. The course has a strong vocational focus, you are encouraged to relate the theory we teach in the classroom to the practice work you are undertaking both in work and football competition. We will also study community football and the development of community initiatives.

Modules

Sport Coaching Year one Core Introduction to Coaching Sport in Society Developing Professional Identity Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology Human Systems and Movement Introduction to Research in Sport Year two Core Coaching Pedagogy in Practice Applied Research Project Inclusive practice in Sport and Physical Activity Performance Analysis Working in Sport and Physical Activity Sports Coaching with Football Development Year one Core Introduction to Coaching Sport in Society Developing Professional Identity Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology Human Systems and Movement Introduction to Research in Sport Year two Core Coaching Pedagogy in Practice Applied Research Project Inclusive Practice in Sport and Physical Activity Performance Analysis Football Operations and Events Management Working in Football Development and Performance

Assessment method

This is a two-year foundation degree perfect for you if you already work, or would like to work, in the sports coaching sector. Our course also suits current performance athletes wanting to combine your sporting career with an academic coaching qualification. We will develop a greater knowledge of the key aspects of sports coaching: physiological, psychological and biomechanical. A significant aspect of the foundation degree is the strong vocational focus. You are encouraged to relate the theory we teach in the classroom to the practice work you are undertaking both in work and competition. Assessments could include something like designing, implementing and evaluating coaching programme’s and community initiatives, applying for funding, appraising policy, and reflecting on your practice. All modules will include time for assessment preparation; feedback on all assessments will place emphasis on progression and not negative outcomes. We aim to provide some insight into what you can learn from your assessments to help you in your future career. Our FDSc Sports Coaching programme gives you the opportunity to choose your specialism for your future career after you experience of the core curriculum in year one. Rather than having to make your big career decision before you join us, we introduce you to various specialisms and offer you the flexibility to choose the pathway which leads to your chosen career.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
FDSC
Institution code:
B94
Campus name:
Buckinghamshire New University
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks/general-entry-requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.
Sports Coaching Science at Buckinghamshire New University - UCAS