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Sport Coaching and Physical Education (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You relish sport’s ability to bring joy and to improve the mind and body. You have a true passion to help others discover the physical, mental and social wellbeing impacts of sport. Here you can discover a like-minded community of sports enthusiasts.Our foundation year will help you on your way to achieving a full degree, accredited by CIMSPA, designed so you can be supported by our expert lecturers to confidently step into your ideal future career and gain the knowledge to make a difference.**Course Overview**If you are passionate about pursuing a career as a sport coaching professional but do not have the required qualifications for direct entry then the Integrated Foundation Year offers a supportive alternative route into Higher Education.You’ll examine the theory of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors. Build on this with a focus on teaching and coaching. A learn-and-do ethos will see teaching complemented by practical sessions whilst experience in schools, clubs and community groups will provide real-world application. Completing 50 hours of work experience will prove invaluable for your CV. With numerous career options upon graduation including sport coaching, teaching, sport development, performance analysis and event management.You’ll receive the support of industry-sourced professionals and have access to facilities including a sports hall and performance laboratories, Salt Ayre leisure centre and Brathay Hall and estate.**On this course you will**- Gain academic and vocational key skills through both classroom and community engagement projects linked to specific modules.- Be taught in small class sizes which means you get to know your class and tutors well, allowing you to feel supported during your studies.- Gain CIMSPA accreditation boosting your graduate prospects and gain free qualifications recognised by industry during your studies.- Have access to an extensive range of partner organisations in sport including Active Cumbria, Active Lancashire and Golf England facilitating learning opportunities, guest speakers and placements.- Reach the right level for progressing onto the full degree programme, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon.**What you will learn**The first year of this degree allows you to settle into university life and gain the confidence and skills needed to succeed in your degree. You will develop the intellectual, scientific, practical and investigative skills that underpin the inter-disciplinary approach to the study of sport coaching and physical education. For the following three years, there are three distinctive features of the programme: Emphasis on experiential learning through its applied and vocational nature. You'll study with a focus on the complex reality of modern physical education, sport coaching and sport development. Flexible nature of the delivery of the programme, utilising a range of learning strategies with an emphasis on the skills and practices, alongside an understanding of vocational practice.Strong focus on employability and personal enhancement. You'll be provided with the opportunity to achieve a vast range of additional qualifications throughout the entirety of the programme, free of charge.**How you will learn**Modules are delivered with a mixture of formal contact time, directed and blended learning and independent learning. The proportion of the methods used varies with the focus of each module. You will develop your academic skills and become progressively more independent in your learning.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 8,760per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 84 4

    72nd out of 85 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    107 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%



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