This course is suitable for learners who wish to pursue a career in Sport Science and/or Sports Coaching. This Foundation Degree is designed to develop your understanding of Sports Science and Sports Coaching through the analysis of principles, concepts and contemporary issues, by applying them in practical situations. Using a multidisciplinary approach to the field, you will gain knowledge of the different areas that can be applied to many different sporting situations to help you improve levels of sport performance. For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning. This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact and 70% independent student learning. The course consists of the following modules: Year 1 (Level 4) Human Anatomy (10 credits, compulsory) Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology (20 credits, compulsory) Fundamentals of Sport Psychology (10 credits, compulsory) Fitness Assessment (10 credits, compulsory) Sports Nutrition and Performance (20 credits, compulsory) Principles of Coaching (20 credits, compulsory) Employability-based Learning 1 - Applying Theory in Practice (20 credits, compulsory) Research Methods and Study Skills (10 credits, compulsory) Year 2 (Level 5) Applied Physiology for Coaches (20 credits, compulsory) Biomechanics (10 credits, compulsory) Performance Analysis (10 credits, compulsory) Psychology of Coaching Practice (20 credits, compulsory) Strength and Conditioning (20 credits, compulsory) Employability-based Learning 2 - Professional Reflection and Personal Development (20 credits, compulsory) Research Methods (20 credits, compulsory)
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
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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Good proficiency in Welsh/English, with equivalent GCSE grade C or above Foundation degrees are designed for students with a range of abilities, including those with no formal qualifications. Admission is founded upon the likelihood of an individual’s ability to complete the programme successfully and to derive benefit from it. For individuals with no formal qualifications, admission is based upon, but not exclusive to: A personal statement or CV, assessment at interview, performance in tasks set specifically for admission purposes, relevant work experience and employment references.
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Additional entry requirements
Important Entry Requirement & Application Update College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020. Interviews: Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time. Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
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Fees and funding
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