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Qualification:
 
Starts:
2017/2018 
Days:
Wed,Thr,Fri 
Study Mode
Part-Time 
Assessment:
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Level:
Area:
Sport & Fitness 
UCAS Code:
CX61 
Course Code:
HFHSP1A 
 
Entry Requirements
160 UCAS points from A-Levels / National Diploma / AVCE

It is strongly recommended you have GCSE English & Maths at Grade C or above (or equivalent) to access this course as it is a requirement for progression to top up to honours degree. Applicants who do not should contact the Course Leader to discuss studying these qualifications alongside the foundation degree.

All students over the age of 21 will be considered, including those without formal qualifications. 

Students will be required to complete Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check upon enrolment, the results of which should allow them to work in the sport and exercise industry. It is expected that the cost of maintaining DBS clearance (currently £52) is met by you for the duration of the course. While it is not a specific requirement to study at the college it will be difficult for students with endorsements to find placements within the industry.
 
 

FdSc Sport & Exercise Coaching

Validated by Sheffield Hallam University, this is a sport and exercise coaching related course set in the context of the sports industry. It emphasises work-based learning and will, therefore, appeal to potential students who already have experience of work in a part-time or full-time capacity.


About the Course

Interested in pursuing a career in the sport or exercise industry? The Foundation Degree in Sport & Exercise Coaching course aims to develop understanding of academic theory in alignment with significant practical experience (with the option to complete additional coaching awards and courses alongside your full-time course) and coaching opportunities.


The course also helps to develop study skills, knowledge, professional practice and specific industry skills gained through work based learning and voluntary opportunities to improve employability and awareness of the industry.

Attendance
The course is full-time over two years. For each module students can expect to receive approximately 120 hours of tutor led/tutor directed learning in class, typically over 3 – 4 days per week. In addition students will be expected to spend around 80 hours per module on self-directed study. The course structure and design will ensure that students receive a minimum of 3 hours of feedback. 


Key Units

Year 1

  • Personal & Academic Development 1
  • Work Based Learning 1
  • Sport & Exercise in the UK
  • Principles of Human Behaviour
  • Leadership & Innovation in Sport & Exercise
  • Applied Coaching
  • The Science of Sport (Physiology & Nutrition)
Year 2
  • Personal & Academic Development 2
  • Work Based Learning 2
  • Coaching Enterprise
  • Research Project
  • Application of Science to Sport & Exercise
  • Coaching Process 1
  • Coaching Process 2



Entry Requirements

160 UCAS points from A-Levels / National Diploma / AVCE

It is strongly recommended you have GCSE English & Maths at Grade C or above (or equivalent) to access this course as it is a requirement for progression to top up to honours degree. Applicants who do not should contact the Course Leader to discuss studying these qualifications alongside the foundation degree.

All students over the age of 21 will be considered, including those without formal qualifications. 

Students will be required to complete Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check upon enrolment, the results of which should allow them to work in the sport and exercise industry. It is expected that the cost of maintaining DBS clearance (currently £52) is met by you for the duration of the course. While it is not a specific requirement to study at the college it will be difficult for students with endorsements to find placements within the industry.


Assessment

Practical assessment and examinations by coursework assignments, coaching sessions, work-based learning, presentations, group and individual reports, essays and end of module tests.


Where does this Lead

Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS by the deadline. Applicants who are studying for SHU-validated foundation degrees and who wish to progress to part-time study on their designated honours degree progression route will apply directly to the University.

The offer of a place on the BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching degree made by the University will be subject to:

  • Successful completion of the foundation degree programme and a minimum average grade of 55% at Level 5  
  • Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
  • Meeting the University's literacy and numeracy requirements
  • Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg., successful completion of associated bridging studies, portfolio, interview or any non-academic conditions)
Offers are made subject to the availability of courses and the University Terms and Conditions.

Alternatively, students will be prepared, both academically and practically, to enter employment in a range of opportunities in the sport and exercise coaching sector.


Tell Me More

Further Information
Additional information about higher education at The Sheffield College can be found here.

If you have any further queries please email the University Centre via heunit@sheffcol.ac.uk leaving your name, contact details, the title of the course you are interested in and a brief summary of your query. Alternatively, please call the college on 0114 260 2600. 

Hoe to Apply
Applications for this course should be made through UCAS.
UCAS course application code: CX61
College institution code: S22


Extra Costs

Students will be required to complete Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) check upon enrolment, the results of which should allow them to work in the sport and exercise industry. It is expected that the cost of maintaining DBS clearance (currently £52) is met by you for the duration of the course. While it is not a specific requirement to study at the college it will be difficult for students with endorsements to find placements within the industry.


Students will also need to have a sports kit, whistle and stop watch.

Additional printing/reprographics may also incur a cost of around £5 per week. 

Students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply to the Learner Support Fund for help with these costs. 


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