Sports, Fitness & Outdoor Education

Sport and Exercise Science Diploma - K040

Oval Campus Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This course is designed for aspiring sports scientists who wish to pursue a career within the exciting world of sport, performance and excellence or for those wishing to progress onto university to study sport and exercise science at degree level. Sport and exercise science is the application of scientific principles to sport and exercise, achieved through one of the following three branches of science:

  • Biomechanics - an examination of the causes and consequences of human movement.
  • Physiology - concerned with the way that the body responds to exercise and training.
  • Psychology - seeks to provide answers to questions about human behaviour in sport and exercise settings.

Students entering the College are taught first to understand and then challenge and enhance existing theory, research and practice aligned to, or influenced by, sport, physical activity, exercise and health.

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Course Details

Areas of study may include:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Coaching for performance and fitness
  • Specialised Fitness Training
  • Applied Research methods
  • Sociocultural Issues in Sport & Exercise Science
Entry Guidelines
  • Priority will be given to students aged 16-18 years old.
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification or four GCSEs grades 9-4 (grade A* - C), preferably including English, maths and a science subject. It may be possible to complete English or maths if you don't already have both GCSE grade 4 or above.
  • You will need the ability to carry out physically demanding practical work.
  • Satisfactory assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.
Equipment Required

You will need to purchase and maintain a college specified uniform. This will be discussed at interview.

Assessment Method

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

Additional Information

You will 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.
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
  • A few courses to study at university, are Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Journalism or Sports Coaching
  • Young people taking their first step into a new career need the right blend of practical and academic skills to support them. We know that employers and Higher Education organisations are looking for higher skilled, job — ready individuals with a strong work ethic which you will achieve on the Sport & Exercise Science programme.
Where can I progress to?

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

The natural progression is to transfer to the 2nd year Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science. This will give you the chance of acquiring enough UCAS points to progress to higher education. — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

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Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 23rd June 2022

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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 : £4200.00

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 & discounts leaflet.

This is a full level 3 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

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