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Basketball Coaching and Performance FdSc

University Centre Myerscough

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The Basketball Coaching and Performance Foundation Degree course has been specifically developed to meet the needs of those who have an interest in pursuing a career in basketball, whether it be in a coaching or performance capacity. The course provides students with the practical skills, academic knowledge and coaching expertise that will ultimately enable them to gain employment in a variety of roles across the Basketball industry.

This course represents an ideal choice for anyone who wants to develop his or her knowledge of basketball, coaching and performance from both an academic and practical perspective. This course provides a unique opportunity for students to develop their own basketball performance through our outstanding talent development program, whilst also developing students’ academic abilities.

Sharing a home within the Myerscough Basketball academy, this course offers a unique opportunity for aspiring basketball players. Students on the course can develop their playing ability with access to expert coaches, extensive new facilities and the opportunities to play in national and regional leagues of a highly successful program. Much of the core content of the course takes place in the High-Performance Centre which houses the new playing court, fully equipped strength and conditioning suite and physiotherapy clinic. Aspiring coaches have access International level coaches and the opportunity to be involved in in the daily coaching sessions and fixtures of national title winning teams.

A strong focus is placed on developing a combination of essential skills for your future employment in the professional game. The course includes a range of Basketball coaching modules delivered by elite professional Basketball coaches, developing your knowledge of techniques, tactics, strategies, skill acquisition, whilst improving your own performance. Your knowledge of sports science will be advanced, giving you a foundation of knowledge for strength and conditioning, talent identification, and rehabilitation modules. Our outstanding equipment and facilities will provide you an opportunity to work with analysis equipment, software, cameras, timing gates, all under the guidance of outstanding professional Basketball coaches.

This blend of academic, performance and coaching opportunities make this course unrivaled by other coaching courses available to aspiring basketball minded students.

It should be noted that to succeed on this course it is not a pre-requisite to be a gifted and talented Basketballer. However, it is important to have an enthusiasm for Basketball and a desire to explore all aspects of the professional industry.

Learning Environment:

Learning activities on the course are diverse, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops.

Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an on-line learning environment and reference facility.


Students will complete a variety of assessments including delivery of practical coaching sessions, performance planning and analysis, essays, multimedia presentations, reports, multiple choice tests, presentations, group work and mini projects.


On successful completion of the course, students may apply for BA (Hons) Sports Coaching or BA (Hons) Sports Studies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 12,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : CE

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.


University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

    Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY, England

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