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Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation (FdSc)
Full time: 2 years
UCAS Tariff Points
This FdA prepares you for a career in the sports industry. It assists in developing knowledge and understanding of coaching fitness and rehabilitation through work experience and other features, such as physiology, principles of fitness, coaching theory, and practical experience of rehabilitation. Application of theory to practical situations within a sports context is a key aspect of this programme featuring strongly in the work experience module, which awards academic credit. While there is no requirement to purchase specific sports kit, practical sessions require appropriate sportswear.
In addition to the foundation degree, students will have the opportunity to complete additional qualifications including fitness instruction, personal training, sports massage, sports injuries and sport coaching.
Activate at City of Oxford College delivers this programme. This degree is awarded by Oxford Brookes University and will be delivered at the City of Oxford College campus in Oxford.
Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.
How to apply
Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.
UCAS Tariff Points: 80
A Level: BB
IB Points: 24
Further offer details
Entrants to the FdA programme should normally possess the following:
- A minimum of two years' relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting,
- Relevant science experience; and
- A Line Manager's letter of support and recommendation;
A minimum of 80 UCAS points, including a science subject, which could arise from the following:
- A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications.
- A minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level, plus three passes at GCSE (grades A-C), or O-level (grades A-C) normally including Mathematics, English Language and Science.
Specific entry requirements
GCSE: Three passes at GCSE (grades A*–C or new grades 4-9), or O-level (grades A–C) normally including Mathematics, English Language and Science.
It may be possible, in certain situations, to gain accreditation of prior learning to enable students to enter the course with advanced standing or gain exemption from an element/ elements of the programme. This is assessed on an individual basis and is awarded in line with Oxford Brookes University's regulations on accreditation of prior learning,available here.
Students who obtain sufficient CAT points at level 4 in appropriate modules from alternative institutions may be granted entry at Level 5.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements.
English requirements for visas
If you need a student visa to enter the UK you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration minimum language requirements as well as the University's requirements. Find out more about English language requirements.
Terms and Conditions of Enrolment
When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.
Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors.
If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.
We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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