18+ Foundation Programme

The Course

We have partnered with the University of South Wales (USW) to provide students the opportunity to either stay at Poolfoot after completing their BTEC course or for the local community to enhance their qualifications.  This course is offered to anyone over 18 who wants to fulfil a career within the sports industry.

This course will be delivered by lectures, seminars and tutorials delivered onsite at Poolfoot Farm. The course will teach you aspects of generic children and youth coaching, sports coaching, sports development, social inclusion, and sports management skills. There will be further opportunity to apply your knowledge with an extensive work based learning programme which will be provided by the Community Trust.

As part of this course each year you will spend 2 weeks at the USW campus in Cardiff to attend assessment periods.  Travel and accommodation will be included within your course. Please note that these dates are mandatory.

Typical BTEC Offer

BTEC Diploma Merit Merit in a relevant subject.

Typical A-Level Offer

DD to include at least one A Level in Science, Mathematics, Physical Education or Psychology but to exclude General Studies.

USW do allow for applicants with other qualifications but these are considered on an individual basis.  For more information please contact USW directly.

Application Process

To apply for this course you can either;

  • Apply directly through USW website (link below)
  • Apply through UCAS – Fee of £30

Once you have submitted your application and you meet the requirements of the course you will be asked to attend an interview at Fleetwood Town FC Community College.

After completing these stages you will receive either a conditional or unconditional offer.  You can then start applying for any student finances.

A guide to this can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/get-undergraduate-student-loan

You can apply directly by following the link below

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/foundation-degree-sports-coaching-and-development/

Enrolment form

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