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Course summary

The course content is designed to ensure graduates develop the pedagogical practice required to coach participants across a range of ages and abilities, as well as the delivery across all Aston Villa Foundation delivery areas in both School and Community settings. Following graduation, you will be in a position to gain employment within a sports coaching and other community-based development opportunities. You will also be able to continue your undergraduate studies, including complementary BSc (Hons) sports courses through Birmingham City University. We will help you develop a keen understanding of your own coaching philosophy and provide you with industry and socio-cultural factors that influence the wider context of sport and the work of the Aston Villa Foundation. You will gain practical application of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and have access to hands-on experiences across various community settings. Furthermore, you will learn about sport development principles and how they align to community work by addressing both societal and contemporary issues. The course will give you the opportunity to understand the work of Football Foundations across primary school and alternative education settings, focusing on the work that community sport plays in complimenting the national curriculum. You will learn about the contemporary information that educators within this sector require. In addition, the course will explore health and wellbeing environments, which will help you to embed both mental and physical attributes in your coaching practice. This is also an opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to negotiate different challenges in your future profession. To help build these skills, you will go on placements, working face-to-face and gaining first-hand experience in a coaching, community or school environment, which will enhance your future employability and personal network. The course will allow you to study at Villa Park, the home of Aston Villa Football Club, as well as the recently extended Birmingham City University campus in Edgbaston, Birmingham. These facilities will expose you to state-of-the-art sport and development environments, as well as access to cutting-edge resources and designated sport areas.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1

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Sports Coaching and Development at Birmingham City University - UCAS