48 months
14045 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Sport And Education With Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby offers you the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence before you advance to stage one of your honours degree.

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Interested in sport coaching as a form of education? Keen to study a sport degree that will put you on the pathway to a teaching career? Realise your ambitions on this challenging and vibrant new course.

  • Choose a four-year course which includes a foundation year for an invaluable introduction to your studies
  • Fulfil your potential: the foundation year route is for you if you are pursuing a change of career or exploring a new subject area
  • Gain an impressive combination of skills relating to sport coaching, teaching and education
  • Be inspired by our strong network of contacts including professional coaches, elite athletes and educational leaders
  • Build the ideal platform to progress to teacher training opportunities such as a PGCE
  • Deliver sports sessions to groups of different ages and abilities to develop your practical skills
  • Work with sports clubs, schools and community organisations for vital experience in real-world settings


One of the major benefits of this degree is that it paves the way to such a wide variety of careers. Your qualification will set you apart as a versatile and resourceful graduate with a strong set of transferable skills.

You could choose to chart your future career in sport coaching, in education or in a combination of both. There are also interesting roles in broader areas such as physical activity co-ordination, sport and health development, fitness and recreation management, and health promotion.

In addition, this Sport And Education With Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby serves as a springboard to postgraduate education in Sport. You could, for instance, consider masters level courses such as our MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Science programme.

If your studies have spurred your interest in a teaching career, you will also discover multiple progression routes at the University of Derby. These include our PGCE Primary, PGCE Secondary (School Direct) with Qualified Teacher Status or PGCE Post-14 (Education and Training) programmes, all of which are based at the Derby Campus. Entry to these courses is subject to you meeting initial teacher training entry requirements. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Coaching and Skill Acquisition
  • Academic and Research Skills for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise
  • Teaching, Thinking and Reasoning
  • Another Brick in the Wall
  • Fundamental Movement Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS points 72
  • A Level DDD
  • GCSE GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at Level 2 as part of your course of study
  • Access to HE Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14045 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Derby

540 - 852 GBP /month
Living costs

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


  • We have a range of scholarships, bursaries and discounts available to international students. You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship and the International Excellent Student Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. The £2,000 Postgraduate (PGT) Scholarship is awarded automatically to most (non-EU) overseas applicants, subject to eligibility. 
  • You will need to apply separately for the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship, the International Excellent Student Scholarship and the GREAT Scholarship, but all others are assessed for eligibility alongside your application. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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