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Sports Coaching: Foundation Degree

Course information

Course Summary

The Foundation degree in Sports Coaching is delivered jointly with Kingston University. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of a Foundation Degree and provides students with the opportunity of spending a further year completing a BSc (Hons) Sport Science (Coaching), after successful completion of a bridging course, at Kingston. 

Course Code:N6720
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 5
Course Detail

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The aims of the course are to: 

  • provide a curriculum in sport coaching supported by a research active culture to students from a wide variety of academic and social backgrounds;
  • to encourage students to develop an informed, reflective, and critically analytical approach to the subject of sport coaching;
  • to enable students to critically evaluate the techniques, applications, and ethics of sport coaching practice;
  • to provide students a wealth of practical competencies, both field and laboratory based, to aid in the understanding of performance analysis and coaching development of athletes;
  • produce graduates equipped with the subject specific knowledge and the key and transferable skills that enable them to play leading roles in a range of sport coaching industries and/or to undertake further studies.

The unique features of this FdSc in Sport Coaching are:

  • it champions a balanced approach, in which equal importance is given to research supported theory and vocational practice (praxis) together with work based application; 
  • it capitalises on Kingston’s staff research expertise and diverse strengths in the field of sport and exercise sciences and that it provides opportunity to critically examine the sub-disciplines of sport coaching and performance; 
  • it is delivered in partnership with Nescot and also Fulham Football Foundation who can provide a wealth of industry-related scenarios and the opportunity to collect data in real life settings and support learning in the work place;
  • it utilises laboratory facilities that are among the best in the world, in keeping with our growing reputation as an academic area noted for its teaching excellence and applied learning; 
  • that students enrolled on the programme will develop an in depth knowledge and understanding of industry standard analysis tools used to aid the performance analysis and coaching development of athletes.

Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer. Details of the course timetable will be available at induction.

Programme Specification

Please note, you will need to apply for this course via UCAS.

Year 1

Students take the following modules. LS4700 & LS4701 are delivered at Nescot and LS4008 & LS4010 at Kingston University.

Level 4 (all core)

Compulsory modules

Module code

Credit Value

Level

Teaching Block

Functional Anatomy & Kinesiology

LS4700

30

4

1&2

Anatomy, Physiology & Nutrition

LS4701

30

4

1&2

Sport & Exercise Psychology

LS4008

30

4

1&2

The Science and Practice of Coaching

LS4010

30

4

1&2

Progression to level 5 requires successful completion of all level 4 modules. Students exiting the programme at this point who have successfully completed 120 credits are eligible for the award of Certificate of Higher Education.

Year 2

Students take the following modules. LS5712 is delivered at Nescot and the remaining modules at Kingston.

Level 5 (90 credits = core)

Compulsory modules

Module
code

Credit
Value

Level

Teaching
Block

Pre-requisites

Research Informed Coaching Practice

LS5712

30

5

1&2

LS4010

Analysis in Sport and Exercise

LS5015

30

5

1&2

LS4700

Sport Coaching Theory

LS5016

30

5

1&2

LS4010

Option modules


Sport and Exercise Psychology II

LS5013

30

5

1&2

LS4008

Health & Exercise Physiology

LS5014

30

5

1&2

LS4701


Students completing the programme who have successfully completed 120 credits at level 5 are eligible for the award of Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching.


Assessment

The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

Please note, you will need to apply for this course via UCAS.

Course Fees

Fees for Academic Year 2021/22

Annual tuition fees: £7,600

Fees are for 2021/22 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please click here.


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Last updated - 17/09/19