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BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise (1 year Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University)

Level 6
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The BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise course will focus on developing knowledge of the field (content) whilst giving the learners the opportunities to apply their learning in practical contexts (experience) whilst enhancing their learning through problem solving approaches (challenging and authentic tasks). Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.

The learning approaches will take into account the diverse backgrounds of learners nurturing them through level six, whilst developing them into independent learners and critical divergent thinkers ready for employment or postgraduate study (Inclusive environment, activities linked to student experience).

At level 6 learners will undertake four compulsory 20 credit modules and one compulsory 40 credit module.

Year One

  • Investigations into Sport and Exercise Science
  • Reflective Sports Coach
  • Improving Health for Special Population
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Sport and Exercise Research Project

Foundation Degree, Diploma in Higher Education or a Higher National Diploma in a Sports-related subject, based on a 50% merit or above profile. GCSE Grade C in English and Maths (or equivalent).

In order to demonstrate achievement, learners typically undertake assessment activities that include a series of tasks or assignments, reflecting typical practice in sector concerned. The assessment methods used provide opportunities for learning as well as assessment and these include essays, reports, presentations, case study, portfolio and video work.

Students who have completed their BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise may progress to another institution to complete programmes such as Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Education, MSc Sports Coaching and Performance, MSc Sport and Exercise Psychology, MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition, MSc Strength and Conditioning. Alternatively, students may move into employment.

South West College is approved by the Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here. You can also download the full programme specification here. Fees are payable annually.

1 Available Session

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.




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1 Year(s)


Higher Education

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Total Full Fee £4,630.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

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