What will I learn?

This two-year course will develop your knowledge and skills for a career in sports coaching. You'll be taught by highly qualified staff who have excellent academic and practical backgrounds in coaching - from elite level England basketball coaches to grassroots local league coaches.The course will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding of sports coaching in a specified context. It also allows you to analyse scientific data and convert it into coaching and training regimes.Our theory-into-practice philosophy will enhance your coaching knowledge and develop your vocational skills. You will be engaged in the process of encouraging athlete potential (whatever the level of participation) and preparing athletes for competition.Whether your sport of interest is cycling, golf, football, basketball or athletics, you can focus your studies to enhance your knowledge and develop your coaching skills. There is also a superb opportunity for golfers to link this Foundation Degree with our Performance Golf Academy which will integrate the components of personal performance development with your own coaching practice.You will be given the opportunity to work with sports clubs in the local community, and you will develop progressive practices and coach specific skills that will help you prepare athletes at all levels for competitive environments. This unique blend of knowledge and skills is an integral part of the programme and opportunities around sports coaching at all levels will be incorporated into your studies, including working at elite levels.The course will serve as an advanced coaching programme for you if you wish to undertake coaching opportunities with sports clubs and National Governing Bodies.The programme is delivered at the Broomfield Hall Campus and includes approximately three days a week contact time to allow time for independent study and coaching placements.The programme will run with a minimum of eight students. In 2016-17 we enrolled 11 students on this programme. This course is regulated by HEFCE and awarded by the University of Derby.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,339) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022


Broomfield Hall




DE7 6DN, England