Skip to content

Strength Conditioning and Sports Coaching

Course Code: UF3593, UX3594
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Course type: Full-time, Part-time
  • Duration: Two years (full-time), three years (part-time)
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Mondays, 9.00am - 4.00pm (part-time)

What's it all about?

Full Fee

Full-time £14,900 (£7,450 per year)
Part-time £11,100 (£3,700 per year)

Do you have an interest or background in working with elite athletes? This Foundation Degree will give you the opportunity to develop practical skills and knowledge in the most effective methods of training athletes for elite-level performance. Whilst you will study underpinning science-related sports topics such as physiology, biomechanics and human movement, you will also develop practical skills in coaching effectiveness, Olympic weightlifting, speed, agility and plyometrics, and other athletic testing and monitoring skills. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to achieve a range of vocational fitness instructor qualifications.

Throughout your studies you will have the opportunity to assist in strength and conditioning training sessions with a wide range of professional and elite athletes such as Plymouth Albion RFC, Exeter City FC Development Centre, the University of Plymouth Sports Scholars and City College Plymouth’s Academy teams for Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.

Course information

We welcome applications from those who have all of the following:

  • 48 UCAS tariff points
  • four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths

or alternatively:

  • equivalent qualifications
  • relevant work experience

Should entry requirements not be met then individual cases will be considered.

Assessment will be through a mixture of coursework including practicals, examinations and end of module tests.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Related courses

Sports Massage Therapy

  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: 12 weeks (plus blended learning)

Personal Training

  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: 16 weeks (plus blended learning)

Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise)

  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Course type: Part-time
  • Duration: 12 weeks
View all courses

Book an open day and come visit us!

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.