St Mary's University, Twickenham
Physical Education and Sports Coaching FdSc
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This two-year foundation degree course is aimed at individuals who are currently working or gaining experience within physical education settings and the sports coaching industry, or those looking to become a physical education teacher or sports coach.

Strong focus on personal development enables you to develop a CV and enhance your career opportunities Substantial vocational aspect to the programme Flexible two-day a week schedule Opportunity to study for one further year to achieve an undergraduate degree on either BSc Sports Coaching Science or BA Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development after successful completion of the programme.

Studying physical education and sports coaching at university can empower graduates to develop a career that inspires young people, adults and communities to make the best of themselves through sport and physical activity.

Many primary schools use sports coaches to deliver physical education provision, so an understanding of physical education alongside sports coaching principles will help effective delivery.

This two-year degree is aimed at individuals who are currently working or gaining experience within the physical education and/or sports coaching industry, or additionally, those looking to progress in the field.

One key aim is to develop self-sufficient sports coaches and educators within two years and you will be encouraged by your tutors to build on your professional experience and industry qualifications.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

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Tuition Fees Physical Education and Sports Coaching FdSc

EU £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £12250 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

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About St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University is a publicly funded, formally Roman Catholic education institution situated in Twickenham, London. This university is best known for the impressive selection of sport and wellbeing degrees that they have on offer, but applicants can also expect to find degrees based on Catholic Education. The Twickenham campus is smaller than that of most other universities that can be found in and around London, and for that reason could be more suited to that learner which truly excels in an environment that isn’t excessively crowded, and where they can consult knowledgeable and experienced tutors easily without long waiting times.

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Where is this programme taught

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