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.
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)
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.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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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