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FdSc Sports Coaching Education & Development

Level 5

Key Facts

Level:Level 5

Full-time/part-time:Full time

Duration:60 Weeks

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0060AA1

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.

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The FdSc Sports Coaching, Education and Development programme is a highly vocational course that embeds the principles of work based learning within all of the modules studied.Alongside the vocational elements of the programme the learners also study a range of underpinning theories that facilitate their development.

Typical Course Structure

Year 1

Foundations of Sports Coaching

Introduction to Sport Development Principles

Sports Development in School Sport

Introduction to Learning

Core Principles in Sport and Exercise

Research and Study Skills

Year 2

Advanced Principles of Sports Coaching

Contemporary Issues in Sport

Sports Development in Practice

Principles of Teaching in Practice

Maximising Sports Performance

Research Project

The learners will also be provided with the opportunity to achieve numerous externally recognised qualifications, such as:

National Governing Body coaching qualifications

Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

EHA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Handball

Level 2 Award in Multi-Skills Development in Sport

Externally Recognised Qualifications

City and Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Hockey Quicksticks leaders course

Bouldering wall (Lincoln College) workshop

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS.

Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the UCAS website:
Institute code: L42
UCAS Course code: C654

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Campus for the full duration of the course.

Full Time - 2 Years; Course contact hours are to be confirmed.

Whilst the sessions delivered at College will typically fall between Monday and Friday from 9am – 5pm, it is expected that students will complete the online study, in addition to the independent study, outside of these times. Students should also make themselves available to complete work experience hours outside of these times. Many of the opportunities offered through the college will require commitment during evenings and weekends.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher

For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of qualifications that carry UCAS Tariff points.

GCSE English Language- Grade 4/C or above
GCSE Maths - Grade 4/C or above
(Level 2 Functional Skills is not taken as an equivalent)

EU and International applicants

NARIC confirmed equivalent of 64 UCAS Tariff points
IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component

Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa
There are typically 2-3 assessment tasks per module delivered. The assessment methods used throughout the programme include:

Practical assessments
Written examinations
Coursework portfolios
Written assessments

The programme specification details the assessment strategy for each module, including the relevant task weightings.

The course is designed to prepare and aid learners for a career in the sports coaching, teaching and sports development industries. Many previous learners have attained employment within these fields on completion of their Foundation Degree, whilst others have chosen to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching, Development and Pedagogy (Top Up) at Lincoln College.
Per Academic Year

Home and EU Students £6999.00

International Students £9500.00

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s continuous enrolment.

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.

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This course is validated by Bishop Grosseteste University. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are HEFCE registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11. Full details and information regarding terms and conditions of study, relevant policies and procedures, offers and acceptance of offers can be found at:

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