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Sport Science (Sport Coaching) Foundation Degree (FdSc) Level 5 (part-time)

This course will provide you with a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required to work in the sport, health and fitness industry as a qualified sports coach. The Foundation Degree is a University of Bedfordshire (UoB) Award.

Valided by, and leads to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire

Entry requirements

You will need:

  • At least 48 UCAS points (BTEC: Pass Merit Profile) from a Level 3 course (A-Level, Level 3 Diploma or BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area) studied over a two year period. 
  • GCSE grade A*-C or Level 2 equivalent in English and maths.

We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

During this course you will study a range of topics, including:

Year 1

  • Employment in the Sports Industry
  • The Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Coaching for Participation

Year 2

  • Management and Supervision in the Sports Industry
  • Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Coaching for Development

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment, practical assessment, coursework and presentations.

Further study and career options

You can progress on to a third year top-up course, delivered at the University of Bedfordshire, to achieve a BSc Sport degree. Utilising the knowledge gained from this course you could also go in to employment in the sports coaching, fitness, health and performance industries.

Additional information

Clothing will cost approximately £30.

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFees per yearLocationCourse Code
Up to 4 years 25/09/2017 £3000 Cauldwell Street H1629 Course in progress

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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