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FdSc Sports Coaching

Bradford College
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Course UCAS code: CX6C
Qualification type:
  • FdSc, Full-time , Duration: 2 Years
Course Summary:
Bradford College University Centre offers a range of sport related programmes of study, choose from; the Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching, the Foundation Degree in Physical Activity, Health & Well-Being, and the Top-Up Degree in Sport & Physical Activity. The School of Sport, Physical Activity and Health offers subject specialist guidance from an experienced and qualified academic staff, excellent facilities and a commitment to the student experience and outcome. Choose the School of Sport, Physical Activity and Health, Bradford College University Centre. This course is designed to meet the demand for qualified sports coaches and development officers in the emerging job market. It has been designed in consultation with some of the industry's leading professional bodies and employers including SkillsActive, Sports Coach UK, David Lloyd Leisure, Bradford Bulls and Leeds United Football Club. The course reflects the appropriate National Occupational Standards and Key Skills for the sector and is designed to foster life-long learning. Preparing you for a successful and enjoyable future in sport whilst offering flexibility and choice are the key features of a degree at Bradford College University Centre. Whether you see yourself as a physical education teacher, sports coach or health professional we are here to help you realise your potential. The FdSc Sports Coaching programme will introduce you to a range of skills necessary for you to progress as a sports coach or P.E. teacher. You will explore the theory behind teaching and learning, the psychology of sports coaching and the pedagogy associated with the delivery of coaching and teaching sessions. The FdSc Physical Activity, Health & Well-Being programme is a great way for you to realise your aspirations of leisure management, client support and care or a move in to teaching. You will cover a range of physiological, nutritional and client based modules focusing on physical activity, leisure and healthy living. As a Foundation degree graduate in the field of sports coaching there are a number of job opportunities available to you including sports development and administration, sports coaching, teaching and instruction within a specific discipline, and sports management. Having completed your Foundation Degree you will be in a position to Top-Up your degree to a full BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity qualification and/or potential entry to a two-year Top-up programme within Initial Teacher Education. The BSc programme will allow you to further explore your interest and conduct research in to your specialism and produce a final year dissertation. Students find this to be a great experience and opportunity to explore a specific subject with sport. Studying for a sport degree at Bradford College University Centre will allow you to participate in a work based placement of your choice, examine your teaching / coaching behaviours and reach your career aspirations. The UK sports industry is a multi-million pound industry with a wide range of opportunities to develop a career in teaching, coaching and /or instruction and we want to open the door for you. We look forward to welcoming you to the School of Sport, Physical Activity and Health.
Full time study is approximately 2.5 days per week over two years. Total 240 credits. Flexible study may be available by agreement with the Course Leader. Modules covered include - Level 4: Coaching Performance; Introduction to Coaching; Psychology for Sports Coaching; Coaching Preparation; Practical Coaching Experience; Human Performance Assessment. Level 5: Refining Coaching Styles; Performance Physiology in Sports Coaching; Nutrition for Sports Performance; Research Methods Investigative Project; Psychological Interventions in Sports Coaching; Developing Sport. The work placement element takes place during both years of the course. The placements are set up with the approval of the organisation and the course tutor. The aim is for the you to gain an invaluable insight into the industry and to apply various modules of the course in a practical setting. Work experience/placement expectations: 80 hours at level 4; 120 hours at level 5.
Assessment Methods:
Teaching and learning methods include: lectures, seminars, workshops, practical sessions, individual, small and large groupwork, discussions, student-centred and distance learning. Work experience is a central part of the course. Our methods include: home study, workshops, lectures, seminars, practicals and work-based learning. The Professional Development modules allow you to identify claims for prior learning and experience (APL/APEL), develop key skills and to gain some essential study skills. During the course, you will have the opportunity to attend a recruitment event for the New York Red Bulls Soccer team. A variety of assessment methods are used including reports, exams, work-based projects, case studies, home study tasks, practical coaching assessments within a teaching & learning environment and presentations. Some assessment methods are undertaken individually, others in small groups.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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The teaching and the course are fantastic, especially working in the new David Hockney Building, there are a lot of PCs and facilities available to everyone and Bradford is really friendly, with a nice little nightlife and plenty of exciting film festivals and events going throughout the year. There's loads of culture here too, the concerts at St George's Hall will have seen a lot of your student by the end.

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Set for Year 1 for Wales at £6,500
Registrar Services:
Tel. 01274 088008
Email. [email protected]

Registrar Services:
Tel. 01274 088008
Email. [email protected]

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