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Foundation Degree Disability Sport Coaching and Development, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) Liverpool, United Kingdom
Disability Sport Coaching and Development is a unique foundation degree course accredited by Liverpool John Moores University and delivered in partnership with Greenbank College, one of the UK's leading disability sport organisations.
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  • LJMU is a recognised leader in the field of Sport Development and this foundation degree is a unique course offered in partnership with Greenbank College, a leading UK disability sport organisation. All teaching and learning activities are delivered at Greenbank College, which is located close to Sefton Park, not at LJMU.
  • In recent years, the professionalisation and development of disability sport coaching has become a key component of government sport strategy. Coaching as a profession requires knowledge of what and how to coach and this degree will encourage you to apply theory to practice to enhance coaching performance.

Career prospects

  • The degree offers employability skills , transferable skills and subject knowledge to be able to provide students with an opportunity to work in the sport industry .  Many Students find employment in the sport industry in a number of organisations such as national equity organisations, national governing bodies of sport and local authorities.  Students may go on to work in roles such as community sport coaching. 
  • Students can also access the articulated route and top up BSC sport coaching programme which again provides opportunities to become sport managers and coach development officers working with national governing bodies of sport. Alternatively students may take up employment in specialist areas such as disability sport, community sport and paralympic sport.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Disability Sport
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Coaching Process 1
  • Sports Psychology
  • Coaching Pedagogy
  • Coaching Process 2
  • Applying Research Methods
  • Professional Practice
  • Strength and Conditioning for Coaches 2
  • Sports Psychology 2
  • Paralympic Sport


  • Mark Palmer
  • Pete Wyman
  • Cath Walker
  • Milly Blundell

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Entry requirements
  • Students not having GCSE English and Mathematics Grade A-C or equivalent will be encouraged to gain this within the period of the FD with the support of the programme team and the learner support network at LJMU.
  •   Minimum number of A Levels 
  • International Baccalaureate
  •   Applications are assessed on the content of your personal statement and relevant experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


LJMU offers scholarships for international students. The provision and range of these scholarships can change from year to year so it is important that you always check the website for the most up-to-date information. The University also accepts a range of external funding, should you be awarded a scholarship or sponsorship from elsewhere.

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