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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Full-time | Part-time | Part-time day
Course Level:Undergraduate
Duration: 2 Years
UCAS Code:Pending
Campus Location: Bedford College - Tresham

About the course

The aim of this course is to provide you with a vocationally relevant Higher Education qualification that is achieved within a supportive yet challenging teaching and learning environment.

The course provides a broad-base of knowledge that underpins the role of a Sports Coach and provides opportunity to apply this knowledge within work-based experience.

The course is based around a framework of core sport science topics, ensuring that you gain a firm understanding of sport psychology and anatomy and physiology, together with a series of complimentary employment, management and vocationally specific units. 

The course also provides opportunities for you to gain additional vocationally recognised qualifications alongside the foundation degree.

As a successful graduate you will have the knowledge, skills and confidence to work independently or collaboratively as part of a group to make evidence based decisions about appropriate coaching within sport.

In addition to this you will be able to select appropriate coaching methods to maximise motivation, participation and performance in sport settings.

 


  • Benefit from a varied learning and teaching approach including scheduled, guided, independent and autonomous learning.
  • Opportunities for off-campus visits, led by a member of staff, to support your work in the college and in the work-placement.
  • Develop into an independent and autonomous learner.
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Units

  • Coaching For Participation (SPO054-1) Compulsory
  • Employment In The Sports Industry (SPO055-1) Compulsory
  • Functional Anatomy And Physiology (SPO057-1) Compulsory
  • The Fundamentals Of Sport And Exercise Psychology (SPO058-1) Compulsory
  • Exercise Physiology (SPO069-2) Compulsory
  • Management And Supervision In The Sports Industry (SPO070-2) Compulsory
  • Psychology Of Sport, Exercise And Health (SPO071-2) Compulsory
  • Sports Coaching And Performance Development (SPO072-2) Compulsory

The foundation degree in Sports Science and Coaching has been designed to cater for the diverse student group that it recruits with an overall aim to prepare students to work in a range of cultural settings with adults, children and young people in Sport and Exercise. Each unit on the course contains a minimum of two assessments that take place/or are submitted at different points throughout the year. The assessments used are informed by the learning outcomes for each unit and will take a variety of different approaches. The range of assessment methods used will include essays, written reports, portfolios, case studies, practical assessments, oral presentations, phase tests and research projects. The assessments are deliberately diverse to reflect the individual needs of our students and in some instances may require you to access real life sport and exercise settings and conduct data collection. The range of assessment methods used allow you to present concepts and ideas in different formats and by doing so will develop a range of transferable communication skills which will be of great value in enhancing your eventual employability. As you progress to year 2, the assessment methods used will allow greater opportunities to demonstrate a depth of research and knowledge, this is particularly relevant within the Level 5 Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Health unit where you will be required to apply current knowledge to a vocationally relevant case study and in the Level 5 unit Exercise Physiology where you will complete a project that allows you to undertake research in areas that interest you. Assessment is an essential component of the Foundation Degree in Sport Science and Coaching and is used to: - Identify and evaluate your progress - Provide a means of delivering feedback to you - Enable you to demonstrate achievement - Enable measurement of your achievement - Enable staff to identify excellence in teaching Contribute to quality assurance procedures across the college and university All assessments will be undertaken as described in each units learning outcomes and will be both formative (e.g. computer based exercises, non-assessed presentations and class exercises) and summative (e.g. unseen and seen examinations, computer-based assessments, essays, practical reports, presentations and project reports). Staff will provide you with qualitative and quantitative feedback on the work that you do that will be constructive and identify areas for improved performance and development.

Entry Requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk


Graduates of this course can find employment as a sports coach, exercise/fitness instructor, sports development officer or GP referral co-ordinator.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2020/21 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student