Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Coaching Awarded by UCLan

11023L1 | Leigh College
Start Date | 02/09/2020
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Provides the practical and theoretical knowledge for a career in coaching. You will be prepared for employment within a rapidly growing sports industry.

You will learn the theoretical concepts to deliver coaching sessions and analyse sport performance. You may network with local employers from the sporting industry and undertake a valuable work placement in a sport setting.

What will I study?

This course includes units including: Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology; Coaching Toolkit; Personal & Vocational Development for Sport; Sports Events; Club and Volunteer Development; The Reflective Coach; Work Placement; Research Project; Talent ID and Pathways and; Analysing & Improving Performance.

How long is the course?

Two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

The Foundation Degree programme is assessed through a variety of methods such as written assignments, course work, examination and practical delivery.

What qualifications do I need?

80 UCAS points. Students must also possess a Grade 4 or above in English at GCSE or equivalent. Mature students with experience, a portfolio of work and employer references will be considered.

What can I progress onto?

Alumni have progressed into positions such as teaching, Sports Development Officers or Sports Analysts. Some progress to Year 3 of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Development and BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Performance at UCLan.

Other Information

Undergraduates have the opportunity to understand the theoretical concepts needed to deliver coaching sessions and analyse sport performance. You may network with local employers from the sporting industry and undertake a valuable work placement within a sport setting. You will be taught by qualified industry professionals including those who have worked on Super League Matches.

Course Fees


Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials

Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels


RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn


Typical Tasks

  • Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
  • Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
  • Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
  • Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
  • Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
  • Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
  • Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
  • Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.


Education and Training English Language Psychology Administration and Management


Monitoring Learning Strategies Speaking Reading Comprehension Active Learning Active Listening Critical Thinking Writing
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