University Centre at Wakefield College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Whether you're a community coach wanting to develop your abilities or an aspiring coach to elite athletes, this course will put your knowledge into practice and ensure you help people participating in sport achieve their full potential. This may involve supporting professional sportspeople, sports teams, community teams, or school groups and working closely with them to improve their individual and group performance. The programme includes sport science and coaching modules to ensure you have a sound understanding of the theory that underpins physical exercise. Coaches must be aware of their ethical and legal obligations to their clients. Employability is a key theme of the programme and the team are currently working closely with a number of key providers for students to undertake voluntary work to complement their academic programme. During the second year of the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience, where you can complete an assessed work based project in your chosen field.
Modules studied can include: Employability (20 credits) Work in Context (20 credits) Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits) Strength and Conditioning (20 credits) Foundations of Nutrition (20 credits) Skills coaching (20 credits) Measurement and Analysis of Sport Performance (20 credits) Research and Investigative Project (20 credits) Nutrition for Sport Performance (20 credits)
The programme includes a varied range of academic and vocational assessments designed in line with employer consultation to provide you with the key skills and attributes necessary for working within the health related fitness industry. These include; group presentations; portfolios; Laboratory work: progress files; simulations; blogs and; open book examinations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Wakefield City Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 Extended Diploma in a related subject. Or An Access courses. GCSE Grade C or above in English Language (or equivalent qualification) is required|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE grade A*–C or equivalent in English Language and Maths|
Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course. Please enquire through our admissions team.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6750||Year 1|