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Foundation Degree (FdSc)  Sport (Coaching and Fitness) 2017 Entry UCAS Code: C6B9


The programme will provide an in depth insight into the industry. Students will gain credible sports coaching and sports fitness skills alongside an understanding of how to get the best out of the individuals with whom they are working.


Work experience will form part of the course allowing students the opportunity to experience physical education (PE) in line with the school curriculum.
The programme will combine the valuable experience and knowledge around coaching and teaching pedagogy, a journey that will lead to becoming an effective teacher/coach or establishing your own business.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
• Practical Skills and Fitness
• Contemporary Sports Coaching
• Sport as a Business
• Academic and Professional Development
• Work-Based Learning 1

Year 2
• Performance Analysis
• Physical Instruction and Fitness
• Sports Psychology
• Coaching Theory and Sports Leadership
• Personal Research Project
• Work-Based Learning 2

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved  a grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress onto top-up route to BA/BSc (Hons) in Adventure and Outdoor Education or another related subject.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400