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Fd Sports Coaching, Development and Fitness – Level 5

Level 5
2 Years
Higher Education
The Open University
Middlehaven (Main Building)
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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 course considers a broad range of relevant disciplines, preparing you for future employment in the sectors. You will build a strong understanding of the physiological theory of sport and fitness, as well as physical activity in the local community, media, business and marketing, and various other topics. You will also develop your analytical and research techniques, which will support your practical skills and experience. You will explore sports coaching and leadership theories and apply this to practice. The course will also give the opportunity to reflect on your new skills and knowledge, bridging theory to practice. The programme also embeds the essential knowledge and expertise required to complete sports coaching and fitness qualifications, namely Level 1 and 2 Sports Coaching and Level 1 andLevel 2 Fitness Instruction qualifications.

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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.