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Sport Coaching and Development FdSc

Birmingham City University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    City South Campus, Edgbaston

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary


This new course, delivered in partnership with Aston Villa FC, will develop your skills in coaching participants across a range of ages and abilities. You will have opportunities to work with the Aston Villa Foundation across all areas in both school and community settings. Following graduation, you will be in a position to gain employment within sports coaching and other community-based sports development activities. You will also have the opportunity to continue your studies and progress onto BSc sports courses with Birmingham City University.


We will help you develop a keen understanding of your own coaching philosophy and explore the industry and cultural factors that influence the wider context of sport and the work of the Aston Villa Foundation.

You will gain an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and apply these through practical activities and hands-on experience in various community settings. You will also learn the principles of sports development and how these align to community work by addressing societal and contemporary issues.

The course will give you the opportunity to understand the work of Football Foundations across primary school and alternative education settings, focusing on the work that community sport plays in complimenting the national curriculum. You will also explore health and wellbeing environments, which will help you to support both mental and physical needs in your coaching practice.

Placement experiences will help you to build your skills, gaining first-hand experience in a coaching and/or school environment, which will enhance your future employability and personal network.


  • This course is run in partnership with Aston Villa FC, with opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of community settings.
  • On completion of the degree, you will have the opportunity to progress on to one of BCU’s BSc degrees in Sport.
  • You will study at both Villa Park, the home of Aston Villa Football Club, and our City South Campus in Edgbaston, which contains a range of cutting-edge sporting facilities, including a state-of-the-art sport and exercise laboratory and sports therapy rooms.



Opportunity: Student Jobs on Campus ensures that our students are given a first opportunity to fill many part-time temporary positions within the University. This allows you to work while you study with us, fitting the job around your course commitments. By taking part in the scheme, you will gain valuable experiences and employability skills, enhancing your prospects in the job market.

It will also allow you to become more involved in University life by delivering, leading and supporting many aspects of the learning experience, from administration to research and mentoring roles.

Application deadline

26 January

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UCAS Points : 80


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Birmingham City University

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  • Campus address

    Birmingham City University, University House, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, Birmingham, B5 5JU, England

One of only four UK universities offering a Master's in International Human Resource Management which is also fully CIPD-accredited.
ACCA programmes are taught in a Platinum status centre, showing that the university meets ACCA performance targets for course tuition and support.
Many master's courses now offer international students six-month professional placements towards the end of their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 85

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    127 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.52 90%


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