The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching with Foundation Year course aims to produce graduates who are both competent and confident coaches. Starting degree level study can be a daunting prospect, so the Foundation Year is designed to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed in your studies at degree level and beyond. During your Foundation Year you will develop skills such as finding and using information, working collaboratively with others, challenging and debating ideas and expressing yourself with greater confidence. You will also be introduced to a range of key concepts and skills that underpin the study of sport in Higher Education.
What happens on the course?
Our strong links with sports organisations and employers mean there will be opportunities for coaching work-experience throughout the course, helping you to develop the skills to meet the real-life needs of sports people across a range of ages, level of performance, and sports settings.
You will learn a mixture of practical ‘teaching’ skills and theoretical scientific techniques, and how to apply them to your coaching practice. Throughout the course you will explore global coaching issues, and be encouraged to utilise a range of learning, teaching and sports science technologies. You will be expected to coach both your peers and external participants, and will have opportunities to take National Governing Body (NGB) coaching awards.
This course provides you with many opportunities to become certified by the governing bodies in your focus sport. Your educational experience will develop your coaching through your placements and employability modules. These experiences will aim to provide you with planning, leading and reflection skills that form the basis of fulfilling the role of a teacher and coach (further training will be required for certain roles).
This course will prepare you for employment in a range of roles within the Sport and Physical Activity sector, which contributes approximately £40 billion to the UK economy each year and employs approximately one million people. Professional Standards for roles in this sector are developed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). The University of Wolverhampton is working in partnership with CIMSPA, demonstrating our commitment to the ongoing development of the sector Professional Standards.
These modules are correct at the time of publication. Modules may change over time due to validation and continuous monitoring policies. Applicants will be notified in writing of any significant changes to their chosen course(s).
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.
Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.