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The Foundation 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).
The learning approaches will take into account the diverse backgrounds of learners nurturing them through levels four & five whilst developing them into independent learners and critical divergent thinkers ready for employment or undergraduate study (Inclusive environment, activities linked to student experience).
Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.
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Applicants should possess a minimum of five GCSEs grades A, B, C that should include English and Maths or other equivalent qualifications in addition to one of the following:
Applicants should have obtained a minimum of 48 UCAS points achieved through the completion of A Levels, National Awards, Access or other alternative approved Level 3 qualifications
Applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above but have evidence of substantial knowledge or relevant industrial experience and skills, which has not been formally assessed, should refer to the College’s Accreditation of Prior Experience and Learning (APEL) Policy.
Suitable applicants will be invited for an interview.
In order to demonstrate achievement, learners typically undertake assessment activities that include a series of tasks or assignments, reflecting typical practice in sector concerned.
In order to judge the level of achievement, assessment criteria are used for the pass, merit, and distinction grades.
The assessment methods used include exams, essays, reports, presentations, case study, portfolio, and video/digital work.
On successful completion of this course with the required average mark (50%) you will be eligible to apply for entry into the BSc (Hons) Top Up Sport and Exercise (validated by The Open University) at South West College or other professional qualifications and/or a future career within the sport sector.
Alternatively, you may have the opportunity to apply to other Colleges/Universities to complete your undergraduate degree or go straight into employment.
Access NI disclosure is required and costs £33. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books & incur additional costs for printing, photocopying & binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year.
Fees are payable annually.
Mode of Study
Hours per Week
Number of Weeks
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Total Full Fee £2,700.00
Total Concessionary Fee N/A
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Total Full Fee £1,060.00
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