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.
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.
Year 1 (all core modules)
For those students who have studied A Levels, National Diplomas, AVCEs a UCAS score of 160 points is expected. All students over the age of 21 will be considered, including those without formal qualifications. 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.
Practical assessment and examinations by coursework assignments, coaching sessions, work-based learning, presentations, group and individual reports, essays and end of module tests.
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:
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.
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 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.