Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching & Performance

L5 Level 5
Full Time
14 September 2020 — 21 May 2022
Cardiff International Sports Campus

About this course

The Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching & Performance course is aimed at people who have a desire and commitment to gain an understanding of Sport Coaching and intend on pursuing a career within the Sports or Leisure Industry.

The course will be based at the Cardiff International Sports Campus in Leckwith, which has state of the art facilities and acts as a central hub for the college’s sports provision.

All students are required to pay an additional £250. This will cover the cost of coaching qualifications and a Cardiff Met/CAVC branded sports kit which will be required for practical sessions.

What you will study

In addition to developing the skills required for coaching, the Foundation Degree in offers a unique opportunity to combine study for an academic qualification while also engaging in industry-specific voluntary experience with our key partners. The ability to gain an academic and vocational qualification, and be presented with opportunities to gain industry-specific experience ensures graduates will enhance their employability profile.

Upon successful completion of the course, students can progress onto a top-up and final year at Cardiff Metropolitan University in either BSc (Honours) Degree Sport Coaching or Sport Performance Analysis.

Modules cover the following subject areas:

  • Sport Coaching
  • Sport Coaching and Physical Education
  • Sport Performance Analysis
  • Sport and Exercise Science
  • Applied Principles and Techniques in Professional Practice
  • Research Process

The learning and teaching methods will include lectures, seminars, workshops, practical sessions and tutorials.

Please note: You can apply for this course either through UCAS or directly with the College. 
If applying via UCAS please use the following details: Course Code - Z404, University Code - C20, Campus Code - 4 - CAVC - Leckwith.

Teaching and assessment

  • Written assignments practical skills tests exams and portfolio

Course fee per year

Kit/Materials: £100.00

Tuition Fees: £7,500.00

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

14 September 2020

End date

21 May 2022

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

14 hours per week


Cardiff International Sports Campus
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Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching & Performance


What our students say

I’d been with the College previously but this was completely different and just as good if not better. I’ve learned a lot from the modules and the lecturers have been really helpful – I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in sport. I’m going to continue to my third year and get my degree. At one time I would never have thought I’d be in a position where I was graduating and here I am.

Duke Durham
Sport Coaching and Performance Graduate
Bilingual Learning

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Cardiff International Sports Campus
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Cardiff International Sports Campus,
Leckwith Rd,
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