Foundation Degree in Sports Development and Management

Course Overview

Subject to revalidation

Duration: Two years

The general focus of this programme is to enable students to gain vocational experience whilst developing an expansive knowledge of sports management issues and concepts within the context of the wider leisure industry environment.

Updated September 2020

Year 1 covers:

  • Sports coaching
  • Fitness and sport industries
  • Sports marketing
  • An introduction to sports development
  • Managing sports organisations
  • Research methods and professional development

Year 2 covers:

  • Sports coaching and workforce management
  • Stadium and sports facilities management
  • Managing performance and elite sports environments
  • Community sports development
  • Sustainable employability and empowerment skills

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of 48 UCAS points - the UCAS code for this course is S85Q

Recognition of prior learning
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David welcomes applications on the basis of prior learning, further details can be found on their website.

Course Delivery

Students will also work towards coaching qualifications, a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification and a safety steward qualification.

Work experience is a vital part of the course with six placements completed during the two years, as well as two curriculum trips and field trips each year. 

Assessments include phased tests, reports, portfolios, practical activity, work logs, reflective writing and presentations.

Progression Opportunities

The course gives students the relevant skills and abilities for a career in the private, public and voluntary sectors of the sports, leisure, events and health and fitness industries. Alternatively, students can join the final year of the BA (Hons) Sports Management degree programme at the University of Trinity Saint David.
More opportunities can be found on the Careers in Sport website

Additional Information

Tuition fees are £9,000 per year. For academic year 2020/21, students will need to get a tuition fee loan for the full amount.
The College is offering a £1,000 bursary per year towards full time HE courses starting in September 2020 (this is dependant on satisfactory course progression). For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans - please visit

There may be additional costs associated with this course i.e:

  • travel to and from college, or placement
  • photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • printing and binding
  • gowns for graduation ceremonies
  • approx. £60 for kit package
  • £40 for a DBS check for any placements
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