Sport Performance & Coaching Foundation Year 2020/21 entry

Course code:

N08J

Study options:

Year 1 of 4

 

Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
June 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

01723 336700


cus@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

N08J

Study options:

Year 1 of 4

 

Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
June 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

01723 336700


cus@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

Study options:

Year 1 of 4

 

Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2021
November 2021
January 2022
February 2022
April 2022
June 2022

Fees:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

01723 336700


cus@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

The foundation year course in Sport Performance & Coaching has been designed to prepare you for contemporary undergraduate sport courses.

On successful completion of this foundation year you will have the opportunity to progress to undergraduate study by completing one year of preparatory work, with the aim of building your confidence and developing your academic and professional skills.

As you progress through the programme you will have the opportunity to be at the cutting edge of sport performance knowledge and practice and should be well prepared for your next steps in sport education.

This exciting new course focuses on providing foundation level knowledge, skills and experience including introduction to anatomy and physiology, sport coaching, sport performance and academic and professional skills for sport.

Why CU Scarborough

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Employability

Dedicated Careers & Employability department who will assist you in finding employment

Top Quality Courses

Taught by industry professionals, awarded by Coventry University

No End of Year Exams

Our modern teaching techniques mean no last-minute cramming and less stress

Professional Recognition

Specific courses contain additional industry recognised qualifications from awarding bodies

Course information

The course aims to help students develop an independent, reflective and self-managed approach to using skills appropriate to successful academic integrity. It also aims to provide a toolkit of skills required for a pursuance of further study in this field.

Anatomy and Physiology for Sport

The human body is a complex system performing a multitude of functions every day and like any system, it can malfunction for a variety of reasons. This module introduces students to fundamental knowledge of anatomy and physiology and its relationship with health and disease. They relate this knowledge and understating of the working of the human body in order to enhance care and promote an individual’s full potential. Students have the opportunity to undertake practical activities which require them to take measurements of the cardio-vascular system, the respiratory system and of body temperature, using non-invasive techniques to investigate normal responses to routine variations in body functioning.

An Introduction to Sport Performance

This module will introduce the student to the knowledge, skills and experience required when designing sport performance-based programmes and individual sport performance sessions in accordance with the professional guidelines and codes of conduct. The human body is a complex system performing a multitude of functions and this module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills from the fundamentals of strength and conditioning coaching principles, to the delivery of physical preparation for optimal sport performance.

Foundations of Sport Coaching

The Foundations of Sport Coaching module is a dynamic module that aims to develop understanding of the theories and practice within the sport coaching domains. In line with national initiatives this module illustrates the professionalisation of sport coaching and the importance of high-quality delivery. Consequently, the main emphasis of the module is placed on developing a range of intellectual, professional, practical and transferable attributes that are essential for the modern coach.

Academic and Professional Skills for Sport

The transition into learning in higher education can pose a range of challenges to students before they can become effective independent learners. The aim of this module is to ensure students have a clear understanding of the requirements of academic study by providing them with a range of skills that enable them to navigate their future programme of study in higher education with the greatest chance of success. Students will examine core occupational standards and promote effective relationships. As students continue their journey, they will also examine, the importance of reflection and continuing professional development. This benefits the student personally and professionally as it builds their competence and confidence in using academic skills whilst understanding the essential skills to enable them to become an effective practitioner.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

Course Specification
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Coventry has been ranked top 15 in the UK for 5 years running in the The Guardian University Guide 2016-2020. CU Scarborough is part of the Coventry University Group.

In more detail...

  • In order to make higher education accessible to as many people as possible, we keep our tuition fees competitively priced.
  • Small tutorial group sessions that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

Your main study themes are:

  • Academic Skills: You will improve and refine key academic skills needed for progression into higher education and industry application. These skills include research methods, communication skills, referencing skills, presentation skills and more.
  • Independent and Autonomous Working: You will gain the ability to think, act, make decisions and pursue your own studies actively.

This course is available as a full-time one year course. Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of different teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to the face-to-face teaching, additional support is offered through online materials, workshops and group work. As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may also seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), this may mean delivering certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods. We also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work. We aim to operate an open-door policy, with additional availability via email and our online learning platform, Aula (The online Learning Platform provider may be subject to change). Unlike some traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework which is more reflective of our learning model.

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2021/2022 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Develop autonomously and work independently, able to think, act, make decisions and pursue your own studies actively.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and regularly through a variety of platforms and media.
  • Apply influencing and persuading skills and to make judgements as to the appropriate dynamics and politics of personal interactions.
  • Develop both awareness and practical application of the key skills and competences required for the modern workforce.
  • Generate knowledge on global issues and have gained the attributes and capabilities to enable you to progress and become a globally aware undergraduate student.

Full-time

If you choose to study full-time you can expect up to 20 hours of learning activities per week, made up of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, online classes and independent learning.

Class sizes are kept as small as possible so you are able to get plenty of contact time with tutors.

Entry Requirements

Sport Performance & Coaching Foundation Year

40 UCAS tariff points. All Foundation courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English, and at least one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis. We will take in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

Sport Performance & Coaching Foundation Year

40 UCAS tariff points. All Foundation courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English, and at least one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis. We will take in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit in the coming years, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

Sport Performance & Coaching Foundation Year

40 UCAS tariff points. All Foundation courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English, and at least one A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria, your application may be considered on an individual basis. We will take in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

CU Scarborough welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC, HND or Degree course you can do so by completing our online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.
Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • International students are required to have English language proficiency level to IELTS 6.0
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

CU Scarborough has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon completion, automatically qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

£6,700 (per year)


November 2021

£6,700 (per year)


January 2022

£6,700 (per year)


February 2022

£6,700 (per year)


April 2022

£6,700 (per year)


June 2022

£6,700 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

TBC (per year)


November 2021

TBC (per year)


January 2022

TBC (per year)


February 2022

TBC (per year)


April 2022

TBC (per year)


June 2022

TBC (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2021

£15,000 (per year)


November 2021

£15,000 (per year)


January 2022

£15,000 (per year)


February 2022

£15,000 (per year)


April 2022

£15,000 (per year)


June 2022

£15,000 (per year)


Career prospects

The progression pathways envisaged after successful completion of the foundation year include (but are not exhaustive): Sport Coaching, Sport Development, Sport Performance, Strength & Conditioning, Sport & Exercise Science, Exercise, Health & Wellbeing, Sport, Physical Activity and Health & Sport Therapy.

The strength of the course lies in preparing students, who are looking for an alternative to a traditional university experience, for progression on to a related degree course within CU or at other institutions.

Disclaimer

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.