Leeds City College

Sports (Coaching) Leeds City College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

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The new Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching has been developed by sport coaching practitioners to ensure that you cover a broad range of modules, which will equip you for employment within the sports coaching industry.

The programme offers modules which combine a range of theoretical and practical elements, designed to provide you with the experience, knowledge and skills required in the sport coaching sector. Furthermore, the course provides the academic rigour appropriate to a Higher Education programme.

You are provided with the underpinning knowledge and expertise to progress either into the employment market or to continue your studies at a Further or Higher Education Institution offering an appropriate top-up degree.

You will be required to complete a work placement as part of the work related learning module, as well as for required elements for all of the Coaching and Inclusive Recreation modules. You may also gain the opportunity to take part in the fantastic work placement overseas with our partners in Finland, Austria and Sweden. This will provide valuable experience, networking opportunities and a chance to apply academic study in a working environment.

In addition, you will receive encouragement from the course team to gain experience, knowledge and skills in areas such as; community coaching, sport club coaching, sport development, coaching specific populations, assistant teaching and schools sport coaching.

Course details


Year One - In the first year you will gain an overall understanding of the Sport sector: • Coaching Practice • Fundamentals of Training and Fitness • Professional Development • Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity • Sociology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity • Sports Analysis.Year Two - In the second year you will gain the following Coaching specific modules: • Applied Training and Fitness in Coaching • Coaching Pedagogy • Independent Study • Work Related Learning • Inclusive Recreation • Coaching Programme

Assessment method

The assessment strategy of the course consists mainly of coursework, work based placements and practical assessments as these will offer you the closest real-life experience to secure future employment. Examples of assessment methods used within the course are: Practical session with reflective essays, coaching resource, written reports, Industry simulations, presentations and portfolios.

The course lecturers will clearly explain the course content, interlinking the assessment methods and each assessment's requirements. However, all of the information on assessments are provided within the course handbook, programme specification and each individual module handbook available to students after enrolment.

Formative feedback is integral to the teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the course.

Assessment methods used within the course include:
•Case Study
•Interview Process
•Reflective Career Plan
•Written Assignment

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code CX61
Institution code L21
Campus name University Centre
Campus code 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,250 Year 1
EU £7,250 Year 1
England £7,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,250 Year 1
Scotland £7,250 Year 1
Wales £7,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Optional expenses whilst on the course may include: £13 for subscription to the DBS Update Service £180 – £250 National Governing Body Qualification Any additional resources individual to your own projects £100 Sports Kit Bundle The professionally branded sport kit will include the main items that will set you up for practical sessions, gym workouts and work placements undertaken whilst you are on the programme. This will include: Training T-Shirt Training Pants Hoodie ¼ Zip Jumper All items that are included in the kit will be branded with the University Centre/HE Sport logo and it is an anticipated that all students purchase the sports kit to facilitate practical lessons and maintain a professional image when on work placements in the UK or in the EU. Students will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check due to the work placement element of this course, which will be funded by the department. However, you may wish to pay for a yearly subscription to the DBS Update Service which will allow you to keep your DBS certificate up to date and allow employers to check online that the document is still current or if any additional information has been added since its issue.

Provider information

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