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  • FdA Applied Sport and Community Development

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    Launched in 2010 this programme combines practical sports coaching and work based learning with the theory of management in the sport development and community development sectors.

    Students will gain expertise in sport development, community development, project management and marketing as well as working with diverse community groups.

    The main aims of the course are:

    • To enable the student to engage with widening participation agendas across diverse communities including a range of sports, education, employment and health initiatives
    • To encourage and promote health and wellbeing amongst all members of the community
    • To provide students with transferable and interpersonal skills that will support them throughout their on-going personal and professional development
    • To facilitate the implementation of realistic working environments which create resourceful, practical and profitable opportunities for employability and meeting employer’s demands
    • To support the student in developing innovative projects for the improvement of educational attainment, inclusivity and opportunities for children, young people and adults
    • To contribute to community regeneration through sport and community based projects

    Placement opportunities can include schools coaching, youth centres, events or one of our prestigious Premier League projects such as Premier League Kicks and Premier League 4 Sport.

    The learning, teaching and assessment approaches used throughout your programme will encourage you to be actively involved in your own learning and to co-operate with other students. We aim to give you prompt feedback on your learning as well as opportunities to reflect upon and learn from that feedback.

    The widgets below show our Key Information Set (KIS) for studying full time or part time on this course. The KIS is an official overview of comparable information on higher education courses for prospective students.


  • Every taught course leading to a Middlesex University qualification has a programme specification which provides a concise summary of the main features of the course. The programme specification describes the learning outcomes that a typical student can expect to achieve if they take full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided, as well as including information on content, structure, criteria for admission and on the learning, teaching and assessment methods.

    Each programme specification therefore contains information about what students will achieve (the learning outcomes), what they will study (which modules), how they are taught (the teaching and learning methods), and how the learning will be measured and assessed (assessment methods).

    Please click here to download the programme specification.  (PDF File)


  • Year 1
    (30 credits each)
    THF41 - Professional Practice & Study Skills
    THF44 - Placement 1
    THF46 - Sport & Community Development
    THF47 - Fundamentals of Coaching

    Year 2
    (30 credits each)
    THF51 - Professional Practice & Research Methods
    THF54 - Placement 2
    THF56 - Sports Marketing & Management
    THF57 - Equalities & Inclusion

    Module specifications.

    • Focus on work based learning conducted through the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation
    • Work placement modules are an essential part of the module as they integrate theory with practice
    • 90 hours placement each academic year
    • Projects will include Community Development,Sports Development, Equalities and Inclusion and Education, giving students the opportunity of working in the Spurs Learning Zone and/or coaching on a Premier League 4 Sport project
  •  Requirements
    • Minimum age of 18
    • 48 UCAS tariff points and GCSE's grades A to C in Maths and English
    • Mature students may be accepted providing that they can show appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience. They would need to make a claim for accreditation of prior learning (APL) and apply directly to Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. A portfolio in support of their claims is required.
    • If English is not the first language, the IELTS qualification demonstrating competence in English is necessary. A minimum, overall band score of 6.0 is required with a minimum score of 5.5 in all components.
    The Interview

    An interview will be conducted to assess the candidate on the following:
    • First impressions (e.g. punctuality)
    • Positive manner (e.g. interest, enthusiasm, confidence)
    • Communication skills (e.g. clearly spoken, length of answer)
    During the interview candidates will be expected to demonstrate a clear understanding of the programme for which they have applied, what they expect to be learning, an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and their own long term ambitions. There is an opportunity for candidates to ask any questions they may have at the end of the interview. 

    What to expect if you are offered a place

    Please be aware that this offer will remain conditional until we have completed all the required processes; these include identity checks, verification of qualifications, references and police checks (DBS).

    International students

    International students are ineligible to apply for this course.



  • Applications should be made to UCAS – the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. The institution code for Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is T60, and the code name is THF. The course code is L540.

    For more information please contact us on or phone 020 8365 5046.