Ulster University Foundation Degree in Sport, Coaching and Fitness

The Foundation Degree in Sport Exercise and Fitness aims to ensure that the evolving needs of the sporting sector are met, including professional and volunteer coaches, managers, leaders, trainers, instructors and teachers.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10708
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Higher Education
Department: Sport & Recreation

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Bangor
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024
Course Structure

(This programme is currently under review with Ulster University and as a result some content may be subject to change.)

The programme consists of the following mandatory and optional modules:

Year 1  Mandatory Modules:

·         Anatomy and Physiology

·         Sport Psychology

·         The Professional Fitness Environment

Optional Modules:

·         Sport and Society

·         Sports Analysis

·         Principles of Teaching and Coaching

·         Personal and Professional Development in Sport

·         Fundamental Skills in Laboratory Testing

·         Health and Well Being  

Year 2 Mandatory Modules:

·    Work Based Learning 1 and 2

·    Research Methods

·   Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Optional Modules:

·       Principles of Teaching and Coaching

·       Personal and Professional Development in Sport

·      Fundamental Skills in Laboratory Testing

·      Health and Well Being

·      Sports Coaching

·      Strength and Conditioning

This programme is based on a hybrid learning model with a focus on face-to-face delivery.

15 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials.

Mandatory Additional Study

Maximum of 3 hours per week average over the academic year.

Personal Study

Classroom contact hours should be matched in personal study as a minimum through additional reading, research and preparation of assessments.

Work placement – year two

3 days per week by 16 weeks across both semesters.  An in-depth structured work placement within the Sport, Coaching and Fitness industry during the final year of the programme.

General Entry Requirements

The general entry requirements below identify the minimum qualifications needed to apply for the programme. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis on application. You are required to upload a copy of your qualification certificates to show how you meet the entry requirements for the programme prior to enrolment. Applications will also require successful completion of the admissions process.

GCSE/ Level 2 Requirements

  • GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

AND

  • GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics, or Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Application of Number, or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

AND

• Passes in 4 different subjects (can include English Language and Mathematics and as above), with 1 at GCE Advanced (A) level (grades A-E), and 3 at GCSE level (grades A*-C*/9-4), or equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Course Entry Requirements

A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points including:

  • GCE A level (A2): Typical grade profile CC

OR

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Diploma in Sport (or subject in a related area) with overall award profile MPP / MM

OR

  • Access to HE Diploma (NI): 65%+ overall with one science module 60%+

OR

  • An equivalent in an approved alternative qualification.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Alternatively, you can provide evidence of your ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process, either through Accredited Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or Accredited Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Further details on APL can be found in the HE Admissions Process section of our website and the HE Accreditation of Prior Learning SOP.

International Students English Language Requirements

International applicants, from Non-Native English-speaking countries, must have evidence of English Language Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

  • IELTS 6.0 (Academic) (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE Academic 51 (minimum of 46 in each part)
  • Or equivalent UKVI-approved English Language Test

For further information please contact our International Department at international@serc.ac.uk 

Students are assessed using a range of different methods. These include examinations, coursework, Project Based Learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Previous SERC graduates of this course, have used this qualification to continue towards a BSc degree, enter employment in the Sport, Coaching and Fitness Industry and coaching/education fields.  On successful completion of the course, some students may wish to obtain enhanced Degree entry.

Ulster University: SERC students who achieve an average of 65% or more in Year 2 modules for entry into second year of BSc (Hons) Sports related courses. Entry into the third year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching is available to SERC students who achieve an average of 50% or more in Year 2 modules.

This course will grant you the status of Ulster University Associate Student.

 

You will learn transferable skills on the course, which will help you to apply for relevant jobs within the Sport, Coaching and Fitness Industry.

A range of coaching awards will be completed by each student during the programme in addition to an extended period of work placement.  The mandatory qualifications are:

·         Sport NI Safeguarding Children - £15

·         First Aid - £45

·         Governing Body Coaching Awards (tailored to individual student need)  

 Students will be expected to purchase Course Sports Kit at an estimated cost of £90. In addition students will be required to pay for their own Access NI check (approx. £33).

Optional Awards

·         Level 3 Active IQ Personal Training - £550

·         Level 2 Active IQ Instructing Studio Cycling - £108

·         Level 2 Active IQ Instructing Circuit Session  - £128

·         Level 2 Active IQ Instructing Kettlebells - £128

·         First Aid at Work - £60 

 

Course and Provider regulated by Ulster University.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Full-Time
Bangor
02/09/2024
Full-Time
Lisburn
02/09/2024

Enquiries Information

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Available Sessions

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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Sport, Coaching and Fitness
Y10708BF1A

Bangor

02/09/2024
20+ £2850.00
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Ulster University Foundation Degree in Sport, Coaching and Fitness
Y10708LF1A

Lisburn

02/09/2024
18 £2850.00

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures.
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.  The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
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