Course Overview

Explore a wide range of issues relevant to today’s sports industry, such as: coaching methods including the analysis of sport performers; sociocultural factors that identifies current issues in modern sport and scientific elements of sport and exercise science such as psychology, nutrition and biomechanical analysis.

The Sports Coaching Foundation Year will prepare you for the study of sport science, sociology, management and coaching, which are core areas within the undergraduate phase of the awards.

To ensure that you are ready for continued study and employment in the sports industry, the Degree Foundation Year features a combination of academic study, a range of sporting activities and the opportunity to take part in external visits to sports based industry and to complete performance and coaching awards.

Awarded By ident
Sports Coaching (Degree Foundation)

Degree Timetable

To view the Sports Coaching timetable, click here.

Course Content

The Sports Coaching Foundation Year is made up of four modules:

  • Coaching in Sport
  • Research Methods & Study Skills
  • Social Aspects of Sport
  • Sport Science (Including Psychology)

Academic Commitment

Teaching will take place at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Staffordshire University’s main campus and sports facilities, which will amount to 13.5 hours per week.


To cover the diverse content of this course and to give you a thorough basis of sports knowledge, you will be taught through lectures, seminars and group work.

You will be assessed through a variety of different formats, this includes presentations, practical coaching and written assignments.

Where Courses Become Careers

The successful completion of the Sports Coaching Foundation Year will enable you to progress onto a number of undergraduate degree programmes at Staffordshire University.

Potential courses include:

  • Sports Coaching
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Sports Therapy
  • PE and Youth Sport

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is 48 UCAS points, made up of Level 3 equivalent qualifications, including A Level and BTEC courses. Additionally, we welcome applications from people with a variety of qualifications, skills and experience. Each application will be assessed on their individual merits.


For more information, and to apply, visit this link and select the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College option


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk