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FdSc Sports Coaching

Course Level: 

Level 5

Job opportunities after this course: 

After successfully completing this Foundation Degree you are guaranteed progression on to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching degree at the University of Sunderland. Career paths available to students following graduation include sports development, health & fitness vocations, teaching, physiotherapy, journalism, sports coaching, personal trainer and leisure centre/events management.

Overview of the course: 

East Durham College working in partnership with the University of Sunderland the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching is a two year degree programme with both years of the course being based at East Durham College.

It is ideal for people who wish to pursue a career in the sport & leisure industry, providing a more guided and vocationally based 2-year qualification (including a work placement in the second year) than normally provided through university study. If you wish to continue and achieve the full BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching Degree, then the final year will be based at the University of Sunderland.

The qualification you will receive is awarded by the University of Sunderland.

For all the current information on this course on the University of Sunderland's website, please follow this link http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/courses/appliedsciences/undergraduate/sports...

Entry requirements: 

• 56 UCAS points from a minimum of two GCSEs / A Levels or equivalent. We will also accept PPP at BTEC Extended Diploma level.

• GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Mathematics and English. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

Offers will take into account any relevant employment experience. Applicants may be asked to attend an interview and present a portfolio of evidence

If English is not your first language, please refer to the University of Sunderland English Language requirements:
https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/help/applying/entry-requirements/what-engli...

Topics: 

Year 1:

Anatomy for exercise and sport

Physiology of sport and exercise

Performance analysis

Introduction to sport and exercise psychology

Coaching practice 1

Personal development and study skills

Year 2:

Fitness testing and assessment

Psychology of sport

Coaching theory

Coaching practice 2

Research methods in sport and exercise

Sports injuries management.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the course in a number of different ways, such as written essays, presentations, laboratory reports, written portfolios and practical observations.

Further study options after this course: 

After successfully completing this Foundation Degree students are guaranteed progression on to the third year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching degree at the University of Sunderland. Career paths available to students following graduation include sports development, health & fitness teaching, physiotherapy, journalism, sports coaching, personal trainer and leisure centre/events management.

Length of the course: 

This FdSc Sports Coaching is a full time, two year qualification, with the option to complete a third year at the University of Sunderland to achieve a full honours degree.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

17th September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

£7,965 (subject to change)

Fees for this course are set by the University of Sunderland. Please follow this link to view the current fees for this course:

http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/courses/appliedsciences/undergraduate/sports...
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (09 Nov 2017 21:08) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

'I studied L3 Sport Science at East Durham College and then stayed at the College to complete my foundation degree. I loved my time there, the teaching staff were quality and I learned so much. I also improved as a footballer and got to use the unbelievable facilities there and I’m now currently playing in the Northern League. Career wise the College got me to where I wanted to be, a sports lecturer.' John Bowe

'I studied Sports Science at the College before completing the foundation degree. I also played in the College’s football academy. Overall I had a great time; academic staff and coaches were very supportive and always tried to improve me. After a stint working for the NHS as an assistant physiotherapy, I’m now completing a master’s degree to become an operation theatre assistant within a hospital.' Sean Lindsey

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How to apply: 

To apply for this HE Programme you must follow the UCAS applciation process.

This courses UCAS code is: CX6D (subject to change)

For more details on how to apply via UCAS, please follow this link:
http://www.eastdurham.ac.uk/how_to_apply_to_higher_education_courses

You can register your interest in this course directly with Sunderland University by following this link:
https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/sport-and-exercise-sciences/undergrad...

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