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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS WISE
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years - Full Time

Day(s): TBC
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Qualifications: Foundation Science Degree
Code: UCAS Code: C678 - Institution Code: S55
Cost: £7500 per year


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Foundation Science Degree Sports Coaching and Performance

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The course provides students with an overview of the football industry including football coaching & development and sociological aspects - giving the learner a greater depth and breadth of understanding to progress in the sector.

This exciting new provision gives SGS College the perfect player pathway for players / students who want to pursue both education and football along side each other. We at Bristol City FC are really pleased to be associated with this new Foundation degree and this just strengthens the strong partnership we already have with the College

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What will I study?

Year 1 Modules:

  • Introduction to Research Methods
  • Coaching Principles
  • Analysis of Human Movement
  • Football Principles and Practice
  • Fitness for Football

Year 2 Modules:

  • Research Methods
  • Coaching for Football
  • Sociology of Football
  • Football Development
  • Sport & Exercise Placement


Opportunities are provided for students on the course to experience what it is like to work in the football industry and presentations from those working in the industry will take place throughout the duration of the course.

Work Experience:

There will be opportunities throughout the course to gain valuable experience through placements and volunteering opportunities as well as working with staff on specific projects. We envisage that some of these opportunities will be based within the Bristol Academy of Sport and afford students the opportunity to work with talented young athletes.

Additional qualifications:

Students will be provided with the opportunity to enrol on NGB coaching qualifications and build a portfolio of CPD relevant to football.

What do I need to join?

Students should be over the age of 18 and achieve 140 UCAS Tariff points, and have 4 GCSE Grade C or above inclusive of English, Maths, and Science. All applications will be made through UCAS.

We welcome applications from all students inclusive of overseas students. Applicants will need a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure obtained through the SGS College.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

Delivery will take place in specific HE classrooms, workshops, seminars and through practical sessions.

How will I know how I am doing?

The course will be assessed through coursework, presentations, exams and case studies. Regular feedback will be given to students by the delivery team.

Are there any extra costs?

No – students will be provided with practical kit.

What can I do next?

Students can progress onto a "top-up" year at many Universities, including the University of Gloucestershire, on an appropriate related degree.

What are my career opportunities?

Career opportunities in football inclusive of coaching, a development role or administration. The skills learned on the course will also provide career opportunities in the wider field of sport.

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For Admissions contact Matt Payne on 0117 9152412 or email

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Dates & Costs

Foundation Science Degree Sports Coaching and Performance

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years - Full Time
Course length: 2 years - Full Time
Time(s): TBC
Qualifications: Foundation Science Degree
Code: UCAS Code: C678 - Institution Code: S55

Cost: £7500 per year

Start End Time Campus
01/09/2018 31/07/2020 TBC SGS WISE