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Course summary

Be a good sport and develop your coaching skills with this motivating degree. You will be introduced to a whole host of benefits that complement your studies, including access to elite performance data. Do you aspire to become a sports coach (whether it be a community coach or elite sports coach) or aspire to become an inspirational role model within a physical education setting? This two-year, HTQ-approved foundation degree will provide you with the platform to develop transferable skills, applicable to multiple sporting settings that ensure you are employment ready. Throughout the first year of the programme, you will explore topics such as sports sociology, analysis, sports psychology and physical education (National Curriculum Physical Education). The second year of the programme will see you develop your coaching ability as you learn more about practical leadership, management, professional coaching principles and practice. You will benefit from our excellent club and school links which help you to gain real coaching experience and insight into the sector. Our exclusive partnership with STATS perform will also give you access to elite performance data.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


Modules may include: Year 1 (Level 4) Sports Analysis (20 credits) Sociology of Sport and P.E. (20 credits) Psychology of Sport and Physical Education (20 credits) Professional Development (20 credits) Coaching Practice (20 credits) Outdoor Education (20 credits) Year 2 (Level 5) Work-related Learning (20 credits) Independent Study (20 credits) Leadership and Management (20 credits) Professional Practice (20 credits) Pedagogical Principles of Coaching (20 credits) Planning for Optimal Performance (20 credits)

Assessment method

The assessment strategy consists of 50% coursework, 20% practical delivery and 30% presentations. Other assessment methods will be used throughout the course and will aim to develop your verbal and written communication skills, which are essential for future employment. These may include individual projects, academic posters, verbal exams, essays or academic reports.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Leeds City College welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course


Full-time students will need to complete 40 hours of voluntary or paid work experience in a suitable placement throughout their study. An appropriate reference is required and you will need to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) process prior to placement.

English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) desirable. Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8945 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8945 Year 1
Scotland £8945 Year 1
Wales £8945 Year 1

Additional fee information

The sports department at University Centre Leeds has created a kit bundle. This is to support you with the practical aspects of the course and which will include the following items: Embroidered hoodie Embroidered polo shirt Embroidered t-shirt Embroidered track pants Embroidered shorts Embroidered backpack Some embroidered items may be available to buy individually. It is anticipated that you will need an embroidered polo shirt as a minimum to wear when on placement or during practical sessions. To ensure that you obtain the best deal possible for professional branded clothing that will set you up for practical sessions, gym workouts and work placements, you should order your kit through the university.  As we recognise the cost of the kit bundle may be a lot of money to pay upfront at the start of your course, we have made arrangements for this to be included in your tuition fee loan from Student Finance England, which would mean that your loan would be for £8,945. Please note that your kit can only be issued to you once proof of your loan is received by the University Centre.
Physical Education and Sports Coaching (HTQ) at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS