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Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

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This course has been developed to meet employment opportunities within the sport and exercise industry, or progression into higher education.

Course details

Areas of study may include:

  • Anatomy
  • Psychology
  • Practical individual Sports
  • Sport in society
  • Physiology
  • Research methods
  • Fitness testing
  • Training and fitness
  • Practical team sports
  • Work experience
  • Research project
  • Exercise health and lifestyle
  • Sports massage
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports coaching
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Biomechanics and nutrition

Residential weeks are also incorporated into the course further information will be provided by course tutors in induction week.

Entry guidelines
  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old
  • BTEC First Diploma in a related subject or 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (grade 4 or above), preferably including English, maths and science
  • Manual dexterity and physical stamina - You will need the ability to carry out practical work which requires manual dexterity.
  • Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
  • If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

There will be continuous assessment by a variety of methods including assignments, projects, practical exercises, group work and presentations.

Additional Information

You will need to purchase and maintain a college specified uniform, you will also be required to contribute financially to some of the cost of trips, visits and residentials, although these will be kept as low as possible. More information will be given at interview.
Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C (grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

At the end of the course, you could progress to higher education or employment.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref K009J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £6100.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref K009J002

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £6100.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 26th Jun 2020 Ref K009K002

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £6100.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

  • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 26th Jun 2020 Ref K009K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £6100.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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