If you want to pursue a career in sport then this is an excellent place to start. This 'new' course will provide you with the underpinning skills and knowledge to aid your progression in to Sport, Sports Coaching and Sports Teaching careers. This is intended as an Applied General qualification, equivalent in size to three A Levels. It is a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in sport before entering employment. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting, or contributing to, admission requirements for many relevant courses. Units studied will include: Anatomy and Physiology; Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well Being; Professional Development in the Sports Industry; Sports Leadership; Application of Fitness Testing; Practical Sports Performance; Sports Event Organisation; Sports Psychology; Coaching for Performance; Research Methods in Sport; Development and Provision of Sport and Physical Activity; Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry; Skill Acquisition in Sport; Rules Regulations and Officiating in Sport. Students will have the opportunity to achieve additional coaching qualifications for example CSLA and FA Level 1 courses as part of this Study Programme. Students will be required to conduct work experience on this programme where a DBS check may be required. This programme can be studied alongside a Specialist Sport Academy option of: Football Academy; Netball Academy; or Rackets Academy (Squash; Badminton; Tennis; Table Tennis)
You will need 4 GCSEs Grade A* to C or equivalent (including a Grade 4 and above in English and Maths and a Grade C or above in either Science or PE). You will be required to attend an interview and provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report) along with evidence of specific and sustained interest and motivation in sport; and an ability to cope with a programme of physical activity.
Assessment is through a combination of internally-set and externally-set coursework, online assessments and practical assessments. Progression: Lincoln College offer a guaranteed entry on to a range of Foundation Degrees and Career Degrees: FdSc in Sports Coaching, Education and Development; FdSc in Football Coaching and Development in the Community; BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching, Development and Pedagogy. Learners can also progress to other higher education institutes on full degree single or combined courses, for example: BA (Hons) in Sports Development and Management; BSc(Hons) in Sports Management; BSc (Hons) Sports Business Management; BSc (Hons ) Sport and Leisure Management; BSc (Hons) Sports Science (Outdoor Activities); BSc (Hons) in Exercise, Health and Fitness; BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Psychology.