Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching - Sandwell College

Full Time

Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching

Sports Coaching

2 years

Central Campus


Sport student playing basketball
Sport student playing basketball

Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching is a full-time 2-year comprehensive course designed to provide students with a strong foundation in sports coaching principles and techniques. This programme is ideal for individuals who have a passion for sports and wish to pursue a career in coaching.

Course requirements

40 UCAS points from:

  • A Levels with a minimum grade DE
  • BTEC Extended Diploma Grade PPP, or BTEC Diploma Grade MP
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (60 credits)
  • 120 credit Level 3 Foundation Year in an appropriate subject


The application process will involve an interview and entry requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check.

The course incorporates technology-enhanced coaching to prepare you for a digital world (analysis, diagnosis and social media) and employability modules to develop key skills of observation, analysis and communication. The course also features a placement and applied practice module to allow hands-on experience within professional environments to become an effective coach.

You will have the opportunity to coach in local primary and secondary schools, coach overseas in Spain, and experience top level coaching first-hand with trips to St Georges Park, Twickenham, and Edgbaston.

The course will include a variety of assessments:


  • Coursework: written reports, portfolios, project proposals, presentations
  • Practical: video presentations, laboratory work, performance assessments

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching (top up at the University of Wolverhampton)


To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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