Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East London

Sports Coaching Science with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Course Aims and Learning Outcomes This course is designed to give students the opportunity to: • Make effective use of knowledge and understanding of the disciplines within the sports industry. • Demonstrate a broad range of academic and professional skills to be successful within Higher Education. • Review the application of the social and cultural meanings attached to sport and their impact on participation and regulation. • Employ strategic and development planning skills in reflecting, understanding and addressing growth for academic and professional development. What students will learn: Knowledge • Demonstrate the core academic and personal skills to be successful at Higher Education. • Develop a foundation of subject knowledge within the sports industry. • Explain the key roles, responsibilities and professional requirements within the sports industry. Thinking skills • Plan and strategise to enrich personal, professional and academic development. • Self-Reflect on skills and qualities to enhance academic and professional development • Apply and utilise theory, concepts and information to support academic and subject specific context. Subject-Based Practical skills • Demonstrate the required roles, responsibilities and behaviours within academic studies and the professional industry. • Apply appropriate use of sources, tools and processes to evidence the development of academic and professional skills and knowledge. Skills for life and work (general skills) • Apply reflective processes to assess quality of academic work and performance. • Work effectively individually and in groups when undertaking projects and tasks. • Establish positive relationships, behaviours and leadership skills within academic studies and the professional industry. Learning and Teaching Students will be introduced to the module content relating to subject knowledge and academic skills required to study efficiently and confidently within Higher Education. Learning will occur predominantly via face to face delivery, requiring students to engage in taught lectures and seminars. These sessions will involve individual and group tasks, project work and knowledge based activities and will require students to take responsibility for their own learning. There are opportunities to enhance application of knowledge and skills in practical-based activities, in addition to using virtual learning environments. To support academic development, students will apply reflective theories / processes to assess academic performance and professional skills in order to be successful within their field. This will be sustained by incorporating evidence based activities, action planning and research projects for students to demonstrate progress and action further development. Formative feedback and support will be accessible to the students within taught activities and assessments to enhance academic and professional development

Course details


Foundation Year (Level 0) Skills for Learning; Mental Wealth; Research Project; Contemporary Issues in Sport; Theory of Coaching (Sports); Managing Football Operations and People (Business); Foundation and Media Practice (Media); Principles of Sports Coaching (Sports); Introduction to Business and Management (Business); Media Law and Application (Media). Year 1 (Level 4) Fundamentals of Sports Coaching; Introduction to Scientific Coaching Principles; Industry Competencies (Mental Wealth); Coaching in Education and the Community; Skill Acquisition for Sports Coaching; Foundations of the Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Performance. Year 2 (Level 5) Talent Development and Scouting; Strength and Conditioning: From Theory to Practice; Industry Readiness (Mental Wealth); Research Methods; Coaching in Education Settings; Applied Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology. Year 3 (Level 6) High Performance Coaching; Applied Coaching Science; Professional Project; Industry Engagement (Mental Wealth); Performance Analysis

Assessment method

A range of assessment types are used across the course, as appropriate to each module. Assessment is predominantly continuous, employing items that will include academic essays, reports, presentations, portfolios, reflective writing as well as practical assessments. Applied assessment tasks are used as far as possible to enable students to link theory with practice, thereby assessing knowledge and understanding alongside subject-specific skills and key skills.

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

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UCFB Etihad Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

Our access to an International Licence is currently being reviewed. This means we are unable to accept applications for anyone who requires a student visa to study in the UK as we cannot issue Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). If you are still unsure whether you would need a visa to study in the UK, or for more information, please contact [email protected]

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6A minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four elements - Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs: • Accommodation - Students are required to attend face to face classes as part of the course. Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation if it is required to support timely access to course dates. Costs will be dependent on the students’ choice of accommodation. If assistance if required to identify suitable accommodation this can usually be provided. Costs for city centre accommodate vary dependent on times, these are likely to be between £50-£150 per night. • Stationery equipment – paper and pens are required. Costs will vary dependent of student choice. • Books, journals and periodicals – books will be available to access in the UCFB and UEL library. If students wish to purchase books they can do so, however this is not a requirement. • Printing – printing credits are required to print documents on UCFB sites. Copies are 5p for black and white and 15p for colour. • DBS checks - typically up to £50 • Field trips - contribution requested

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University Campus of Football Business,
Wembley Stadium

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0900-1700 weekdays from Tuesday 5th July to Wednesday 10th August 0800-2000 Thursday 18th August 0800-1900 Friday 19th August 1000-1500 Saturday 20th August 0830-1700 Monday 22nd August to Friday 20th August, Tuesday 30th August to Friday 2nd September, Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September and Monday 12th September to Friday 16th September

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Sports Coaching Science with Foundation Year at UCFB - UCAS