Foundation Degree (FdA) in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

OVERVIEW

Creating the next generation of professional sports coaches

No longer is it enough to just have a passion for sport. Today’s coach also needs industry-recognised qualifications relevant in today’s workplace and a proven track record of work experience and professional practice.

The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education delivers on all of these.

Specifically designed to create the next generation of professional sports coaches, this new and employer-led, foundation degree closes the gap between what the education system has previously delivered with what employers in the sector now require.

If you want to be an outstanding coach or educator and have the competitive edge in the employment market, then this course has been created for you. 

To find out in more detail about the benefits of SCL Education Group's* Foundation Degree programme register interest and a member of the education team will be in touch or click to apply through UCAS. 

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Benefits

  • EMPLOYER-LED SYLLABUS
  • EXCELLENT PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
  • DELIVERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
  • GUARANTEED WORK PLACEMENTS WITH SCL
  • GREAT FACILITIES, GREAT LOCATION
  • GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

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The Programme

The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Physical Education provides students with the qualifications, skills and experience that employers seek in the sector and provides a platform for a fulfilling career in sports coaching and teaching. Alternatively, students can go on to complete a full degree or further qualifications.

Your course has three core components:

  • Academic studies
  • Work experience and professional practice  
  • Vocational studies*

*Both as part of the curriculum and as optional studies

Credits: The foundation degree comprises 240 credits and will be validated by a leading UK University.
Duration: 2 years

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Location

Tomlinscote Vocational Centre, Tomlinscote Way, Frimley, Surrey GU16 8PY

The Tomlinscote Vocational Centre is a purpose-built education setting with excellent teaching, study and sports facilities. It has been the home of SCL’s Sports Education Academy for over 10 years. This centre of excellence also has a long-standing track record for producing top quality sports coaches. It offers an inspiring environment in which to learn and achieve your foundation degree.

These include:

  • Grass pitches
  • Astro-turf pitch
  • Gymnasium
  • Two sports halls
  • Classrooms with state-of-the-art teaching aids
  • Private study areas
  • MAC and PC desk computers
  • Library
  • Canteen
  • Student Common Room

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Entry Criteria

You will need to be:

  • At least 18 years of age on 1st September, 2017

Individual offers may vary, however you will normally need:

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points, or be in possession of a relevant Level 3 qualification
  • 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Maths and English. Functional Skills Maths or English at Level 2 is accepted as an alternative

Plus one of the following:

  • A minimum of 48 UCAS points from at least 2 A Levels or relevant vocational equivalent for example;

BTEC

  • BTEC Extended with Pass / Pass / Pass (48 points)
  • BTEC Diploma with Merit / Pass (48 points)
  • BTEC 90 Credit Diploma*
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma*
  • BTEC Certificate*

*Only in combination with other accepted qualifications

We are not accepting applications from International students in 2017/18.

How to apply
All applications from Home or EU students for fulltime higher education courses at UK universities and colleges are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), at www.ucas.com
When applying for the SCL Foundation Degree (Course code C610) on UCAS you will need to apply to De Montfort University, our course validation partner.

All students will be invited to attend an interview. The following sections should help to guide you through the application process and answer any questions you might have.

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Fees

Tuition fees 
Tuition fees for 2017 entry are £5,000 per year - a saving of £1,000 per year. In addition, the fees for your vocational awards and additional certification, included as part of the two-year course, are to be sponsored by SCL.
You will not start to repay your loan until you have been graduated for a year and are earning over £21,000 per annum. Any salary earned above the £21,000 threshold will be payable at 9%.

For example, if your salary was £25,000 per annum, your loan repayments would be £30 per month.

This is as follows:
£25,000 - £21,000 = £4,000
9 ÷ 100 x £4,000 = £360
£360 ÷ 12 months = £30 per month

If your income drops below £21,000 for any reason, your repayments will stop. Student Finance does not affect mortgage applications.

Undergraduate degree tuition fees for 2017 entry
If you are a UK or EU student beginning your foundation degree with us in 2017 you will not have to pay your tuition fees up front. The cost of your tuition will be covered by a Student Finance Loan and the money you borrow will be paid directly to SCL on your behalf.

All fees are paid directly to De Montfort University. 

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Graduation

This course has been created to open up a wide range of roles to you and help you to gain employment within:

Community Sports Coaching and Management

  • Sports Academy Manager
  • Sports Development Manager
  • Children’s Holiday Activity Leader
  • Community Sports Coach
  • Sports and Activity Coach within fitness and leisure centres
  • Various roles within the community departments or foundations of professional sports clubs

Performance Sports Coaching

  • Sports Academy Coach
  • Professional Sports Team Coach

The Teaching Profession:

  • Sports Academy Teaching Assistant
  • Assistant Teacher within sports scholarship programmes
  • Further Education Assistant Teacher
  • Physical Education Instructor delivering school sport within primary schools

Or establish yourself as a:

  • Self-employed Sports Coach
  • Sports or Children’s Activity Franchise Owner

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WHY SCL

SCL is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport. Each year we train and qualify hundreds of young adults providing them with the platform from which many successful careers in the sports coaching, management, physical education and children’s activity sectors have been launched and, through our football academies, many learners have achieved football playing success.

SCL also:

  • Has a track record for producing high levels of success for our students 
  • Is renowned for leading the way with our programmes 
  • Provides the highest quality, passionate and engaging lecturers – all of whom have industry experience and stay up-to-date with the needs of the sector 
  • Provides quality support and guidance for our students throughout every stage of their studies ensuring they are given the best opportunity to become great coaches and practitioners
  • And when it comes to our delivery partners, we choose the best

To find out in more detail about the benefits of SCL Education Group's* Foundation Degree programme register interest and a member of the education team will be in touch or click to apply through UCAS. 

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NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2017

If you want to be an outstanding coach or educator and have the competitive edge in the employment market, then this course has been created for you.
  • De Montfort University is delighted to have SCL Education Group as a partner institution and to champion this new and pioneering foundation degree. Sarah Thomson, Director of Strategic Partnerships, De Montfort University.

  • Our passion for developing people through education and sport is what motivated us in the beginning and is what still motivates us today. Austin Harris Higher Education Course Manager SCL Education Group

  • We are always at the forefront of what is happening now and in the future for the sector and, in particular, where education and employment are concerned. Lawrence Blair, Head of Education, SCL Education Group

  • The FdA in Sports Coaching and Physical Education offers a unique opportunity for those wishing to be a next generation sports coach whilst studying closer to home. Sarah Thomson, Director of Strategic Partnerships, De Montfort University.

  • SCL is an employer partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

  • SCL are pleased to announce that they are Finalists for the Apprenticeship Provider of the Year!

  • SCL are an Ofsted registered Childcare provider.

  • SCL have partnered with De Montfort University to launch a Sports Coaching Degree programme,

  • SCL are strategic partners with UKactive.

  • EU EFS

  • Matrix

  • Traineeships are a stepping stone to future success for young people, businesses and the wider economy.

  • Our Saturday Soccer Coaches are FA qualified, Level 2 and above

  • SCL's School Sport Apprenticeship programme has been designed specifically to give those wanting a career in coaching and physical education the skills, knowledge and qualifications to help make it happen.

  • SCL were awarded an Ofsted outstanding in 2015 for their Holiday Activities.

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