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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

Year One

  • At level 4 learners will undertake six compulsory 20 credit modules:
  • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Training, Fitness & Testing
  • Exercise Health & Lifestyle
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Fundamentals of Practical Sport
  • At level 5 learners will undertake four compulsory 20 credit modules and one compulsory 40 credit module:
  • Work-Based Learning (40 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology for Athlete Development
  • Physical Education and the National Curriculum
  • Contemporary Issues in Health
  • Performance Analysis and Coaching
  • Unit : Other optional employability courses on offer to students to avail of may include:
  • Unit : National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
  • Unit : Level 2 Gym Instructors
  • Unit : Level 3 Personal Training
  • Unit : Level 2 Circuit Training
  • Unit : Level 3 Sports Massage
  • Unit : Sports First Aid
  • Unit : Coaching/Referees Awards (i.e., GAA, Volleyball, Dodgeball etc.)
  • Unit : Child Protection

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.

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.

4 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?

Applications are currently closed

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?

Enrolment is currently closed

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?

Applications are currently closed

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?

Enrolment is currently closed

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