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Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise (Validated by The Open University)

Level 5
Full-Time/Part-Time
22/23
EXC50052
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Overview

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

  • Unit : At level 4 learners will undertake six compulsory 20 credit modules:
  • Unit : Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • Unit : Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit : Training, Fitness & Testing
  • Unit : Exercise Health & Lifestyle
  • Unit : Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Unit : Fundamentals of Practical Sport
  • Unit : At level 5 learners will undertake four compulsory 20 credit modules and one compulsory 40 credit module:
  • Unit : Work-Based Learning (40 credits)
  • Unit : Exercise Physiology for Athlete Development
  • Unit : Physical Education and the National Curriculum
  • Unit : Contemporary Issues in Health
  • Unit : Performance Analysis and Coaching

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.

6 Available Sessions

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

dungannon

Full-Time

P5052DF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

17

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

dungannon

Part-Time

P5052DP10A

Session Code

3 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

13

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £1,060.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

enniskillen

Full-Time

P5052EF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

17

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

enniskillen

Part-Time

P5052EP10A

Session Code

3 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

13

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £1,060.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

omagh

Full-Time

P5052OF10A

Session Code

2 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

17

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-18:00

Time

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £2,700.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

omagh

Part-Time

P5052OP10A

Session Code

3 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

13

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

12/09/2022

Start Date

Subject to Timetable

Day/s

Total Full Fee £1,060.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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