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BSc Coaching, Development and Fitness (Top-up) – Level 6

Level 6
1 year
Higher Education
The Open University
Middlehaven (Main Building)
Sports students in classroom

Course overview

This programme will help you to develop the specialist skills and knowledge necessary to excel within the dynamic fields of sports coaching, sports development, and fitness sectors. This will enable you to grow and adapt to the public, sport, and fitness demand within the industry.

The programme covers three key industry strands: sports coaching, fitness instructing, and community development of sport/physical activity.

The programme structure is bespoke with regard to the diversity of the content covered: traditionally, students follow either a sports coaching, fitness, or sports science route. Furthermore, the programme offers the opportunity to attain a multitude of industry recognised coaching and fitness qualifications which enhance employability. These include Active IQ Gym/Personal Training and coaching certificates such as, but not limited to, Level 2 Football, Basketball, and Gymnastics.

The programme has been developed with assistance from relevant employers, ensuring the programme content is valid and current. Industry relevant skills and tasks are embedded as assessment methods with a view to generating employment-ready graduates.

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For information on the OU regulations, fee information, refunds and payment details including annual increases, and accessibility statement please se our Essential Information

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Explore Sports & Recreation

Sports students will learn theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in a range of sport and fitness activities. Taught by specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex professionals in their field, you’ll benefit from fantastic facilities including an AstroTurf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab.

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Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need to achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive support service and bursary scheme to help you through your studies. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone's throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.