FdSc Physical Education and Sports Coaching
Start Date: 13th September 2021
More about the course
Are you passionate about sport? Do you have an interest in working with children and young people in a sport or education setting? We have worked closely with organisations such as North East SCITT, Newcastle United Foundation and The Percy Hedley Foundation to develop this Physical Education and Sports Coaching degree to make sure its what employers are looking for.
You will study topics such as the national curriculum, coaching and teaching styles, child development and SEN and gain event management experience as you will plan and deliver a sporting event. You will develop valuable skills such as teamwork, leadership and organisation through planning coaching sessions.
64 UCAS points
If you are a current Newcastle College student and successfully pass your Level 3 course in an appropriate subject, you will be guaranteed a place on a degree course.
You will be expected to have DBS clearance before starting this degree.
What will I learn?
- Academic Study Skills
- Personal Development
- Foundations of Sports Coaching
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Introduction to Physical Education
- Work Related Learning
- Professional Practice in the Sport Industry
- Community Sports Coaching and Development
- Fundamentals of Growth Development and Maturation
- Professional Development
- Work-Based Learning
- Professional Practice in Physical Education
- Sports Research in Professional Practice
- Applied Sports Coaching
- Differentiation in Disability Sport and the Curriculum
Optional modules (Year Two)
- Performance Analysis
- Adventure Education
How is the course taught?
- Independent study
- IT sessions
How am I assessed?
- Practical sessions
This degree was specifically designed to meet an industry demand for qualified sports coaches and education professionals. The degree regularly hosts guest speakers from industry, including strength and conditioning coaches, foundation directors and teachers. You will be supported to secure a work placement of 30 hours each year of the course in schools, foundations, local authorities and sports clubs.
Where can I progress?
After you have completed your degree you may choose to progress onto a relevant (Top-Up) degree and then an appropriate Masters degree or PGCE, if you wish to go into teaching.
You may decide to look for employment coaching children and young people in foundations or sports teams, or work as a teaching assistant in an education setting.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here.
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What can I do with a qualification in Sport?
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- Counsels clients in ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, prevention of illness and/or preparation for coping with increasing stages of illness.
- Makes home visits to clients, families and carers to organise support and rehabilitation and assist them to deal and cope with disability.
- Trains students and supervises the work of occupational therapy assistants.
- Liaises with a wide variety of other professionals in planning and reviewing ongoing treatments.
- Devises, designs, initiates and monitors carefully selected and graded treatments and activities as part of the assessment and intervention process.
- Considers the physical, psychological and social needs of a patient that may result from illness, injury, congenital condition or lifestyle problems.
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- Diagnoses and treats behavioural problems in animals.
- Assesses and provides treatment for people with mental disabilities, or those suffering with mental illness, stress, and emotional and relationship problems.
- Administers aromatic herbs and oils and massage to relieve pain and restore health.
- Adopts a holistic approach in assessing the overall health of the patient, and treats by inserting needles under the skin at particular locations according to the disorder being treated.
- Manipulates and massages patient to discover the cause of pain, relieve discomfort, restore function and mobility and to correct irregularities in body structure.
- Diagnoses and treats disorders of vision and eye movements, monitors subsequent progress and recommends further optical, pharmacological or surgical treatment as required.
- Prescribes diet therapy and gives advice to patients, health care professionals and the public on dietetic and nutritional matters for those with special dietary requirements or to prevent illness amongst the general population.
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- Discusses performance problems with coaches, physiotherapists, dieticians and doctors.
- Maintains clothing and other specialised sporting equipment.
- Builds stamina, physical strength and agility through running, fitness exercises and weight training.
- Attends training sessions to develop skills and practice individual or team moves and tactics.
- Participates in exhibitions, pre-qualifying events, tournaments and competitions.
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- Manages the playing areas and competitors, starts race, competition or match and controls its progress according to established rules.
- Inspects and maintains specialised clothing and equipment.
- Understands health and safety aspects of various activities and ensures any statutory requirements are met.
- Provides information and develops facilities to encourage greater participation in sport, and to enhance the standards of participants.
- Deals with administrative aspects such as arranging matches, contests or appearances for athlete or team, and organising required transport and accommodation.
- Monitors and analyses technique and performance, and determines how future improvements can be made.
- Controls team selection and discipline and recruits ancillary staff such as coaches or physiotherapists.
- Coaches teams or individuals by demonstrating techniques and directing training and exercise sessions.
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- Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.
- Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.
- Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.
- Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.
- Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.
- Assesses the fitness levels of clients.