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Sport Coaching

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £8320.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This two-year foundation degree course is aimed at individuals who are currently working or gaining experience within the Sports Coaching industry, or those looking to become a sports coach whilst studying. 

Studying Sports Coaching at university can empower graduates to develop a career that inspires young people, adults and communities to make the best of themselves through sport and physical activity.

Whether developing athletes to greater performance or encouraging individuals towards participating in physical activity for health benefits, the UK is a developing area for coaching education.

This two-year degree is aimed at individuals who are currently working or gaining experience within the Sports Coaching industry, or additionally, those looking to progress in the field.

One key aim is to develop self-sufficient sports coaches within two years and you will be encouraged by your tutors to build on your professional experience and industry qualifications.

  • Flexible two-day a week schedule
  • Substantial vocational aspect to the programme
  • Strong focus on personal development
  • Integration of practical and theoretical concepts
  • Enables individuals to develop a CV and enhance their career opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for one further year to achieve a full BSc award after successful completion of the Foundation degree
  • Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus.

This two-year foundation degree course is aimed at individuals who are currently working or gaining experience within the Sports Coaching industry, or those looking to become a sports coach whilst studying.  Studying Sports Coaching at university can empower graduates to develop a career that inspires young people, adults and communities to make the best of themselves through...

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Course Content

Year one

  • Business Development and Professional Observation 
  • Core Study Skills 
  • Fitness Instruction and Programme Design 
  • Key Coaching Concepts One 
  • Key Coaching Concepts Two 
  • Scientific Underpinning 

 

Year two

  • Applied Coaching Practice One 
  • Applied Coaching Practice Two 
  • Developing Professional Practice 
  • Experience and Employment in Sport 
  • Lifestyle Management and Health Promotion 
  • Performance Analysis 

Year one Business Development and Professional Observation  Core Study Skills  Fitness Instruction and Programme Design  Key Coaching Concepts One  Key Coaching Concepts Two  Scientific Underpinning    Year...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Waldegrave Road

Full Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£8320.00

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Entry Requirements

  • GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language. Maths and Science also preferred.
  • Standard offers will normally be made at two D grades for A level – minimum 48 UCAS points (one of which should be in a science subject) or the equivalent including Vocational A levels (VCEs), AS Levels, BTEC or Access. This must include at least one 6-unit qualification.
  • Lower offers may be made in some cases, for example to mature students where the candidate's academic profile is offset by practical or vocational experience.
  • Students wishing to study part-time should apply directly to University.
  • All full-time applicants should apply via UCAS.
  • All applicants are invited to interview. It is favourable for applicants to be currently working in the sector they wish to study in.

Requirements for other qualifications (including BTECs, Irish Highers, Scottish Highers, International Baccalaureates and Access Courses) are also available. For more information please email apply@stmarys.ac.uk.

To calculate your expected UCAS points, please use the UCAS Tariff calculator.

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

GCSE grade C or equivalent in English Language. Maths and Science also preferred. Standard offers will normally be made at two D grades for A level – minimum 48 UCAS points (one of which should be in a science subject) or the equivalent including Vocational A levels (VCEs), AS Levels, BTEC or Access. This must include at least one 6-unit...

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Assessment Methods

The assessments are structured so as to reflect the underlying vocational principal of the course. Methods of assessments include presentations, coursework and portfolios, as well as practical and spoken assessment.

Students will need to develop their critical analysis and reflective skills in order to develop writing and reasoning through a range of topics relating to Sports Coaching. It is also critical in  this field to be ‘fit to practice’ and so students must be well versed in practical demonstration alongside the theoretical underpinning.

There are no traditional written exams.

The assessments are structured so as to reflect the underlying vocational principal of the course. Methods of assessments include presentations, coursework and portfolios, as well as practical and spoken assessment. Students will need to develop their critical analysis and reflective skills in order to develop writing and reasoning through a range of topics relating to Sports...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
91%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
96% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
96% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
78% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
65% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
70% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
91% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
78% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
78% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
87% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
91% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
83% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
87% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
74% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
87% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
78% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
87% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
70% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
96% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
78% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
74% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
59% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate100%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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