Sports Coaching and Development (Foundation Degree)

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Studying with Shrewsbury Town University is much more than football. It’s the beginning of a lifetime of possibilities; a career centered around reaching your potential.

Our Sports Coaching and Development Foundation Degree gives you the tools to take the next step in your educational journey, a step towards your career in the sports, coaching, or teaching industries.

Academic Qualification

Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Development

Start Date

September 2022

Prerequisites to Apply

  • BTEC Diploma – Merit/ Merit in a relevant subject
  • A Levels – DD, to include at least one A Level in Mathematics, Science, Physical Education or Psychology but excluding General Studies and a level 1 qualification in football coaching or equivalent foundation level football coaching qualification.
  • The university requires a minimum of 3 GCSEs including Mathematics and English at grade C or grade 4 or above or their equivalent.
  • Consideration is given to individual circumstances, if you do not meet the above, please speak with a member of the education and learning team who may be able to offer a solution or alternative pathway qualification.

Exit Routes

Following completion of the two-year course, students can top up and study the BSc in Sports Coaching and Development through the University of South Wales. Other exit routes include:

  • Further University and Degree Level Education
  • Employment

Course Content

You will gain knowledge of how sport is organised, delivered and managed in the community, having the opportunity to lead sports activities and events. Typical modules include:

Year One

  • Introduction to sports coaching
  • Introduction to sports science for coaching
  • Introduction to sports development
  • Sports development in practice
  • Managing sport
  • Sports development and practice

Year Two

  • Project management
  • Sport placement (double module)
  • Community sports development
  • Physical education and school sport
  • Sports coaching and leadership

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We are hosting an Open Evening at the Shropshire Homes Media & Training Suite at the Montgomery Waters Meadow on the 16th of December from 18:00 to 19:00. Find more information on our social media platforms or sign up at the following link:

Gain first hand coaching experience
Learn from experienced and qualified coaches
Study at a professional football club

Contact Us

For further information, please speak to one of our experts by using the contact details below:

[email protected] 01743 289 177 ext 6

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