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Sports Coaching Practice

University of Roehampton

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £8815.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This Foundation Degree (FdSc) is perfect for existing coaches who are looking to develop their own practice and progress their careers.

During this two-year course, you will learn the theories that underpin the different approaches to sports coaching and learn to evaluate a range of different coaching techniques.

You will study coaching styles, coaching pedagogy, practice and employability, to build on your current coaching skills and help improve the way you communicate with performers.

You will also gain an understanding of anatomy and physiology, the interdependence of fundamental physiological systems, and how these relate to the work of the coach.

By working and studying at the same time, you will be able to continually review and develop the way you work to reflect your studies.
To gain a place on this course, you need to be supported by your employer in a paid or voluntary coaching role.

Taught sessions will be organised around your work-based coaching commitments and will include twilight and weekend sessions.

After completing this course, you have the option to do another year and graduate with a BA Sports Coaching.

This Foundation Degree (FdSc) is perfect for existing coaches who are looking to develop their own practice and progress their careers. During this two-year course, you will learn the theories that underpin the different approaches to sports coaching and learn to evaluate a range of different coaching techniques. You will study coaching styles, coaching...

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Course Content

Year one

  • Focus on the theory behind sport coaching and learn how a coach develops sessions to maximise performance.
  • Explore fundamental physiological systems and how training affects these systems.
  • Undertake a reflective practice to apply the knowledge gained on the course to your own workplace.
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Year two

  • Build on, and put into practice, what you have already learnt.
  • Spend time looking at the wider support system that surrounds performers, including how you as a coach can help them achieve their professional goals.
  • Learn about the psychological ‘tools’ available to the coach in their work with performers at different levels and in different contexts.
  • Build your understanding of sports science, including the key nutritional and hydration strategies designed to improve athletic performance.

Year one Focus on the theory behind sport coaching and learn how a coach develops sessions to maximise performance. Explore fundamental physiological systems and how training affects these systems. Undertake a reflective practice to apply the knowledge gained on the course to your own workplace.   Year...

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Available Dates

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Grove House Roehampton

Full Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£8815.00

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Entry Requirements

Entrants to the programme will be required to be working in the coaching field either professionally or as volunteers and will need to demonstrate a track record in coaching with children and/or adults. Entrants will require sport specific knowledge and experience and will need to demonstrate good levels of communication and the ability to synthesise theory and practice. They are likely to come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and will not previously have had the opportunity to access a university education.

Students will normally have a minimum of one of the following Level 3 qualifications:

appropriate A-levels (eg Physical Education, Sports Studies or Sciences) or Vocational A-level equivalent or BTEC sport- related courses.

NVQ/SVQ at Level 3 or other appropriate vocationally related NQF level 3 qualification.

Students should be able to demonstrate competence (through qualifications and/or experience) of knowledge and practice related to generic coaching skills, sport-specific knowledge and a commitment to developing their knowledge of coaching.

Students may secure sponsorship for their studies from their employer. Students are eligible to apply for funds from the government's Higher Education Student Loan Scheme and to their Local Education Authority for help with paying tuition fees.

Entrants to the programme will be required to be working in the coaching field either professionally or as volunteers and will need to demonstrate a track record in coaching with children and/or adults. Entrants will require sport specific knowledge and experience and will need to demonstrate good levels of communication and the ability to synthesise theory and practice. They are likely to...

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