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Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation (FdSc)

Foundation Degree Fd(Sc)

This FdSc is designed to prepare you for a career in the sports industry. It aims to assist in developing knowledge and understanding of coaching fitness and rehabilitation through work experience and other underpinning 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 will 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.

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Activate Learning - City of Oxford College

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years

UCAS code


For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,800 219/20: £9,000

*Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
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Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

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.

Entrants to the FdSc 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.

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.

How to apply

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

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.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates 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.

Find out more

For full details about studying Sports Coaching, Fitness and Rehabilitation, please visit the College website.