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Coaching, Health and Wellbeing Foundation Degree (Part-time)

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course starts in September 2024. You will study for 1-2 days per week. This course will take three years to complete.

Entry requirements

  • 64 UCAS tariff points
  • GCSE English at Grade 4/C
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • As your programme will involve you working with vulnerable individuals (e.g. children and adults), you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check

You will achieve

Foundation Degree (FdA) in Esports Education: Coaching, Health and Wellbeing, validated by Leeds Trinity University.

Awarding Body

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Validated by Leeds Trinity University

Course overview

This exciting new foundation degree is highly innovative. Delivered using our leading Esports facilities, you will have the opportunity to work with people with similar interests and aims in this new and exciting area of study.

The programme builds on existing skills and supports the development of transferable skills related to Esports, sport, health, physical activity and coaching. The course focuses on skills development and practical application of knowledge using our strong links and network of partnerships. The course is inter-disciplinary in nature meaning that students experience a range of learning and teaching methods, assessments and potential opportunities for further study and employment upon completion.

Course content

Classes will be made up of a mixture of lectures, taught and theory seminars and discussion groups as well as practical, reflection and private study. You will be required to work in whole and small group teams and independently. You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate in a range of practical settings and environments as well as prepare for classes by research and reading (otherwise known as directed activities).

Year 1

  • Ethical Considerations in Esports
  • Fundamentals of Teaching and Coaching
  • Introduction to Academic Research Skills
  • Current Contexts of Physical Education and Esports

Year 2

  • Psychology of Performance
  • Developing Innovative Skills for Industry
  • Enhancing Learning in Esports and Educational Settings
  • Sports Coaching Pedagogy

Year 3

  • Employability, Enterprise and Creativity
  • Social and Contemporary Issues in Sport
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Wellbeing in Esports
  • Advanced Academic and Research Skills

Assessment will be varied and devised by teachers to best meet your needs, but most units will be assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments could take any form but are likely to include essay, reports, presentations, professional discussions, research, group activities as well as practical assessment, evaluation and reflection.

You will need writing materials, paper, pens and folders. You will require a reliable storage device (USB), access to a computer and an internet connection at home would be an advantage. You are advised to bring laptops, tablets or smart devices to support learning that takes place in lessons. You will be required to purchase branded kit for practical, community and/or fitness industry work.

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You may progress on to an Esports-related degree such as our BA. (Hons) Top Up in Esports Education: Coaching, Health and Wellbeing. Alternatively, you may move into other similar qualifications or related employment. The skills developed through the course are transferable into a range of employment scenarios and you will be given support in aiding smooth progression.

How much does the course cost?

This course costs £3,995 per year.

Extra information

We offer a service to any  student who has a diagnosis of anything persistent or long-term which might interfere with how they study and manage their day-to- day academic engagement. The service is flexible and shaped around the needs of each individual; it might be consistent support or intermittent support.

For further information please refer to our website.


As a Higher Education student living in England you may be eligible for the non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan from the Government. For further details go to: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan. See the Government website for up-to-date details.

Students with children or dependant adults may qualify for a Childcare Grant or Adult Dependants’ Grant. Students can apply for these at the same time as applying for a Maintenance Loan.

Remember: Eligible students will not have to pay tuition fees in advance and can apply for the Maintenance Loan before they start the course.

Apply online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Coaching, Health and Wellbeing Foundation Degree (Part-time)

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