UCAS code:
C602

Course type:
Foundation Degrees

FdSc Sports Coaching

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

Two years full-time (Part-time options available)

As a student on the Foundation Sports Coaching degree, you’ll gain a wealth of practical experience that will help you to stand out from the crowd when you graduate. You’ll complete 220 hours of work experience, which could be in a school, with a professional sports club or a range of other settings, which will boost your job prospects and help you to make important contacts.

Or you could choose to go on to top-up your Foundation degree to a full honours degree, the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching or the BSc (Hons) Sports Studies degree, with an additional year of study.

On this degree programme, there’s a real focus on applying what you learn in the classroom in a practical setting so that you become an effective coach with the knowledge, skills and experience to make a real difference in the industry. You will be guided by highly qualified and passionate staff, who are all directly working within the coaching industry, plus you’ll learn in and beyond the ‘classroom’ - on the field, in the sports hall, in the gym and in the workplace.

You’ll link with industry professionals locally and further afield, benefiting from Hartpury’s excellent links and partnerships, and we will challenge your thinking in order to enhance your understanding of the complex nature of sports coaching. You will be required to reflect on your development as a coach and will receive individual and group feedback from tutors and peers.

We provide a variety of assessment modes including portfolios, oral presentations, reports, written exams and assignments. These will allow you to develop a range of transferable skills for future study and employment.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
Duration:
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language and Mathematics

A Level | Typical offer is CC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A Level preferably in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject (excluding General Studies)

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects/grades | Typical offer is a MPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Please contact our admissions team.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University Centre?

Choosing Hartpury for your sport degree means studying in a unique environment that’s as close as it gets to a professional sports club with access to outstanding facilities on a 360-hectare specialist campus.

You’ll have countless opportunities to take insights from the classroom and apply them on site, working with elite athletes across Hartpury’s 10 sports academies, and to gain work and real world experience thanks to our long-standing partnerships and network of contacts with major sports clubs, organisations and governing bodies.

Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career, while providing exceptional opportunities to develop as an athlete and to enjoy a wide range of recreational sports and activities.

Our sport graduates will use their qualifications in many ways; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in sport coaching, teaching, performance, therapy, strength and conditioning, business and media throughout the UK and internationally

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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