Truro and Penwith College

FdSc Sports Coaching

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and achieving ‘full confidence’ from the Quality Assurance Agency, our national reputation as one of the leading colleges in the country speaks for itself. Study a specialist degree with us. Be part of our close-knit community. Learn from our dedicated staff. You’ll graduate with a degree from one of the top three modern universities in the UK, as ranked by the Sunday Times University Guide. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • TRUR1090 Introduction to Sports Biomechanics and Human Movement

      This module will introduce students to a basic range of biomechanical principles concerning force and motion.

    • TRUR1159 Principles of Coaching and Learning 1

    • TRUR1160 Team Sports

    • TRUR1169 Anatomy and Physiology

      The aim of this module is to give students an understanding of the structure and function of those systems in the human body that are of direct relevance to sport and exercise.

    • TRUR1170 Research Methods

      Through the production of a research skills portfolio the learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of a wide range of techniques, data analysis alongside formal report writing skills.

    • TRUR1171 Nutrition

      This module aims to enable the learner to demonstrate the ability to understand the main principles of nutritional theory as well as the abilities required to work with a client when assessing their nutritional needs.

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • TRUR2081 Fitness Testing and Development

      This module applies the theories studied in Anatomy and Physiology into practical contexts, focussing on the principles of fitness and designing programs appropriate for aerobic and anaerobic needs along with the adaptations that the training produces.

    • TRUR2087 Sport and Exercise Psychology

      This module will highlight to students the importance of understanding and applying psychological theory when approaching and working with either an individual or group basis.

    • TRUR2089 Project

      This module will provide students with the opportunity to develop an investigation of their own related to the programme. The topic must first be agreed with the module leader, with due reference to ethical and practical considerations, and for those wishing to prepare themselves for progression, with the appropriate programme leader(s).

    • TRUR2152 Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport

    • TRUR2153 Individual Sports and Outdoor Activities

    • TRUR2154 Principles of Coaching and Learning 2

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Progression routes

Completing this course enables you to progress onto these related courses and programmes with the University of Plymouth at level 5 or level 6, as specifically defined by this programme’s progression agreement.

For further information, including the progression from foundation degree form, please visit https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/business-partners/partnerships/academic-partnerships/study-guide/progression-to-honours-degree

Our partnership with Truro and Penwith College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Truro and Penwith College

We’re one of the leading colleges in the country, delivering teaching and learning to the highest level. With three modern campuses at Truro, Penwith (at Penzance) and Tregye, we provide you with a unique university experience.

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