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Foundation Degree (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: 

This programme is offered by East Durham College working in partnership with the University of Sunderland. The award that you will receive will be from 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.

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...

Preparations are currently underway for delivery of the Foundation Degree Sports Coaching Programme here at East Durham College. Covid-19 has impacted the delivery of programme and while we must modify delivery in order to meet necessary medical guidance, we are ensuring to maintain the high standards of teaching and learning by blending face-to-face with online teaching and learning. This should not negatively affect your learning experience and since the pandemic began, we have found that this can be very productive in further developing important graduate “soft skills” such as time management, workload prioritisation and effective use of IT platforms/software.

Every week you can expect to have several face-to-face seminars with lecturing staff, and these will likely be supported by online learning activities such as lives-streamed interactive lessons, pre-recorded lectures, online workbooks and other resources such as quizzes, videos and lesson presentations. Practical activities will, like theoretical lessons, be delivered with health and safety paramount and guided with full consideration of the latest medical guidance.

If you have any concerns or questions about how Covid-19 may affect your experience on the Sports Coaching programme this coming year, please contact the Programme Leader for further discussion.

David Cheesman: david.cheeseman@eastdurham.ac.uk

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...
Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

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

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: 

16th September 2021

Fees: 

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (11 Oct 2021 12:15) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

How to apply: 

To apply for this HE Programme you must follow the UCAS application 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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