About the course

This course is available to UK/EU students only.

This course is suspended for 2019 entry.

This course is based around sports coaching, sport and fitness development and sport-related management. If you're hoping to work in the sports and leisure industry, you'll benefit from its strong emphasis on practical, work-based learning.

You'll take coaching modules at the outstanding Hertfordshire Sports Village on the de Havilland Campus at the University of Hertfordshire and have the opportunity to gain additional coaching awards.

Take a look at our course booklet to find out more.

Progression routes

All progression routes outlined below are currently valid; however available progression will be updated on an annual basis in accordance with changes in UH provision.

Progression to BSc (Hons) Sports Studies at UH requires an average classification grade tariff of 60% or more from the second year of study only, (i.e. all Level 5 modules) and a pass in Research Skills for Sports Studies (pre-requisite for BSc (Hons) Final Year Project, unless studying for a Pass degree only (non-honours route).

Please note that this course will not be running at West Herts College for 2018 entry.

Fact sheets 2018 Course fact sheet 1 Foundation Degree Sports Studies
Programme specifications 2018 Programme specification 1 Foundation Degree Sports Studies

Why choose this course?

  • Ideal course for those interested in sports coaching, sports and fitness development and sport related management.
  • Outstanding facilities at Hertfordshire Sports Village.

Course details


You could choose to progress to a BSc(Hons) Sports Studies degree at the university, or start a career in sports coaching, sports development, health and fitness development or sports management.


Teaching methods

Coaching units will be delivered at the outstanding Hertfordshire Sports Village on the de Havilland Campus at the University of Hertfordshire. The course is aimed at students who wish to work in the sports and leisure industry. There will also be a strong emphasis on work-based learning.


Level 4

Core Modules


Level 5

Core Modules


Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £6165 for the 2019/2020 academic year

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

View detailed information about tuition fees

Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

View detailed information about our accommodation

Entry requirements...

48 UCAS points 

IB - 48 points with a minimum of 1 HL subject at grade 4 or above (with the remaining points to come from a combination of HL, SL and Core).

GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 or above.

The University also accepts a number of other equivalent qualifications including BTEC, IB and Access courses – to find out more about the requirements for these and  other equivalent qualifications please visit UCAS.

Applications from candidates without UCAS points will be assessed by the Admissions Tutor on an individual basis.  Applications will be welcome from those working in relevant (sport, fitness or leisure) employment.

How to apply

Course length
  • Full Time, 2 Years


Start DateEnd Date Year Location Link
09/09/201923/05/20202Oaklands CollegeApply online (Full Time)
15/09/201923/05/20202West Herts CollegeApply online (Full Time)


Start DateEnd Date Year Location Link
15/09/202023/05/20211West Herts CollegeApply online (Full Time)
15/09/202023/05/20211North Herts CollegeApply online (Full Time)