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Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science

The Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science is ideal for individuals who wish to further their career in the sport, fitness and exercise industry. You will develop both your practical and theoretical knowledge of coaching and fitness as well as covering contemporary units such as coaching active lifestyles, special populations, psychology and innovative and exclusive delivery. Students also get the opportunity to participate in our Sports Academy, attend trips to sports training facilities and a residential, and receive talks and lectures from industry guest speakers. Upon successful completion of this course you can progress onto the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport Science (Top-up).

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2023/24. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Sport

The sports sector is ideal for those who have a passion for fitness and wish to share that drive with others.

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Sports Development Officer

Average salary - £24,000**

Sports Development Officers organise projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and have a healthier lifestyle.

Day to day tasks:

Find and train staff, coaches and volunteers for projects, promote and run projects and activities, monitor and evaluate projects, find funding, manage resources and budgets, put local and national policies into practice, attend meetings, seminars and conferences and coach or supervise sports activities.**

Working environments:

You could work in an office, at a school, on a sports field, at a fitness centre or at a college.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Outdoor Activities Instructor

Average salary - £23,000**

Outdoor Activities Instructors lead trips and teach skills in activities like hill walking, climbing, canoeing, skiing and snowboarding.

Day-to-day tasks:

Plan and prepare activities, explain, advise on and demonstrate activities, instruct in specialist areas like sailing or climbing, make sure all equipment and facilities are safe and explain safety procedures.**

Working environments:

At an activities centre or in the countryside.

*Information from EMSI 2022 **Information from nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the sport sector include*:

  • Customer Service
  • Enthusiasm
  • Communication
  • Management
  • Teaching

What our students say

“I have met new friends in a great community while studying a practical course that I enjoy.”

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Bayley Lowe Level 2 Sport Former student at The Laurel Academy

Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Sport Science

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