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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.
Please see link to OU Regulations for validated awards of the Open University here
Download the full programme specification here
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:
successful completion of an advanced diploma;successful completion of a BTEC National diploma in a related subject;successful completion of A-level study with a minimum of two subjects passed;equivalent qualifications such as Scottish certificate of education or international baccalaureate, a European baccalaureate, Irish leaving certificate with grade C or above in four subjects at higher level;a UCAS tariff score of 70 or above is desired for entry to this program entry can also be made from national certificate/diploma, HE access, NVQ’s or by the colleges policy relating to APEL.
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 grade and grade descriptors for the merit and distinction grades. 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 completing the Foundation Degree Course can progress onto 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.
Access NI disclosure is required and costs £33. During your course you may be required to purchase course text books and incur additional costs for printing, photocopying and binding. The overall additional costs incurred to support your studies may be in the region of £250 per year. 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.
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Total Full Fee £2,700.00
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Total Full Fee £1,060.00
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