This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to study sports coaching and performance in a theoretical and practical setting. Experience will be gained in the workplace as well as learning through lecture and practical sessions. It may also be possible to gain coaching qualifications whilst completing this course.
This is a programme which allows students to gain credits appropriate to the needs of a variety of settings. The qualification equips the students with the knowledge and skills required for success in future or current employment in sports coaching / development or related industries.
Modules covered include:
Year one – Level 4 (120 Credits)
- Sports Coaching
- Anatomy and Physiology for sport
- Research Methods and Study Skills for sport
- Training and Monitoring 1
- Nutrition for Sport
- Work Based Learning 1
Year two – Level 5
- Advanced Sports Coaching
- Training and Monitoring 2
- Work Based Learning 2
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Sports Analysis
Units are subject to change
Students may undertake professional qualifications including UKCC courses, governing body coaching and umpiring / refereeing awards and speed agility and quickness courses. They may also have the opportunity to gain qualifications in First Aid and Sports Massage/Fitness Instructing.
How you will learn
- Oral presentations
- Group discussions
- Practical activities
- Through focussed workplace projects
- Two GCSEs at grade C or above to include English Language or First Language Welsh and maths or equivalent eg. Essental Skills
- 56 UCAS points at A Level, Extended Diploma or Access to HE programme. Alternatively, relevant training and experience equivalent to NVQ Level 3.
- Direct admission for applicants who have been out of full time education for more than two years will be considered based on previous learning and experience.
- Applicants to complete a relevant work placement or employment for a minimum of 140 hours in their first year and 280 hours in their second year of study. This can also be completed as a block eg. five weeks in year one and ten weeks in year two. Students will also need to be actively participating in sport outside of college in order to complete assessed projects.
- The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found here. Mae Prifysgol Cymru y Drindod Dewi Sant yn croesawu ceisiadau ar sail dysgu blaenorol, ceir manylion pellach yma.
- Sports kit including appropriate footwear
- Text books
- DBS check – £44 (correct as of Sept 2016, cost may increase for Sept 2017)
Students will be able to progress to the BA Sports Management, BA Physical Education, BSc Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle or the BSc Personal Training (Health & Exercise) with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Offering degree courses since 1992, the College has entered into a strategic alliance with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea Metropolitan University, Coleg Sir Gar and Coleg Ceredigion. The result is a dual sector university based on a dynamic new vision for the delivery of higher education within the region, endorsed by the Welsh Assembly Government.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.