The Course

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 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 award.

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.

Course Timetable

Induction session: at the Sixth Form College on Monday 16th September at 10:30.

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.


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.

Progression Opportunities 

The successful completion of the Sports Studies Foundation Year will enable you to progress onto a number of undergraduate degree programmes at Staffordshire University. Potential courses include:

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

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The Higher Education Prospectus includes:

  • A Detailed Overview of Our Courses
  • Entry Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition Fees

Get In Touch!

For more information about the courses we offer, contact us on 01782 854221 or email

The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Sixth Form College
Leek Road,