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FdSc Applied Sports Performance

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FdSc Applied Sports PerformanceAvailable for Enquiries

Course Details

Sub Title In order to maintain the high value of our courses, any new degree qualifications or changes to existing courses have to go through a validation process with our new university partners to ensure that our qualifications meet the requirements for an award from their institution. Our foundation degrees and top-up BA hons degree programmes are currently subject to validation for 2017 entry. As soon as the new validations are confirmed, course information details will be updated and all applicants will be informed of the changes.
Location Lightwaves - Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 5
Start Date September
Duration Full time: 2 years, Part time: 3 years
Mode of Study Full time, Part time
Offering Code HFL5SPC1D000
UCAS Code CX61
UCAS Tariff Under current UCAS system 48 UCAS points (120 previous system)
Programme Design and Overview Whether you're a community coach wanting to develop your abilities or an aspiring coach to elite athletes, this course will put your knowledge into practice and ensure you help people participating in sport achieve their full potential. This may involve supporting professional sportspeople, sports teams, community teams, or school groups and working closely with them to improve their individual and group performance. The programme includes sport science and coaching modules to ensure you have a sound understanding of the theory that underpins physical exercise. Coaches must be aware of their ethical and legal obligations to their clients. Employability is a key theme of the programme and the team are currently working closely with a number of key providers for students to undertake voluntary work to complement their academic programme. During the second year of the programme you will have the opportunity to undertake work experience, where you can complete an assessed work based project in your chosen field.
Indicative Content Modules studied can include: Employability (20 credits) Work in Context (20 credits) Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits) Strength and Conditioning (20 credits) Foundations of Nutrition (20 credits) Skills coaching (20 credits) Measurement and Analysis of Sport Performance (20 credits) Research and Investigative Project (20 credits) Nutrition for Sport Performance (20 credits)
Delivery Methods The course will also require a large amount of independent study. You will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations/role play, work-based projects, self-directed study and research. Guest speakers and industry visits will enhance your learning and application of this into work-based situations. You will be expected to undertake 10 hours per week of self-directed study per module. You will also receive 3 hours per week of student support where you will receive pastoral and academic guidance and study skills.
Nature of Assessments on the Programme The programme includes a varied range of academic and vocational assessments designed in line with employer consultation to provide you with the key skills and attributes necessary for working within the health related fitness industry. These include; group presentations; portfolios; Laboratory work: progress files; simulations; blogs and; open book examinations.
Entry Requirements Under current UCAS system :48 UCAS Points (120 UCAS Points previous system) including GCSE grade A*–C or equivalent in English Language and Maths An Access to HE Qualification Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course All external applicants must complete a satisfactory interview
Attendance Expectations Full time: 2 years, 2 days per week. Part time: 3 years, 1 day per week.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2018/19

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6750.00 per year

Full-Time All eligible full-time Home and EU undergraduate students are entitled to apply for affordable Student Loans and Grants towards their tuition fees. For more information, please visit:

Part-time Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. For more information, please visit:

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

Additional Course Costs

We have no formal course costs that form part of the programme. We do however offer optional trips and visits. Recent examples include: St George’s Park (Home of the FA): A 1 day trip to visit the Sport Rehabilitation Centre, Sports Laboratory and the chance to meet the Dieticians and Sports Scientists currently working with the England Team. This trip costs £30 inc VAT (2015/16 prices subject to increase at the rate of inflation/provider ticket increases)

The following costs should be used as a guide only. Arrangements apply to 2016 entry.

Printing and photocopying costs:
There is no charge for course hand-outs, handbooks etc. Students will receive a printing credit of £10 per annum from the University Centre, after which students will have to pay for extra credits.

Library overdue charges:
Overdue charges apply to all library loans to encourage you to return any resources you borrow on time. Overdue charges are 5p per day per book.  There is no charge for e-books rentals.

Graduation Ceremony:
When you graduate, we will invite you to your graduation ceremony. It is free for you to attend, however, to take part you will need to pay to hire an academic robe to wear during the ceremony. Details can be found here:

Financial Support Information

The government provides financial assistance to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs. To find out more, visit the website at:

We have a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and to help we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course with us in September. To find out more, email:

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email:

Further Study Students successfully completing the Foundation Degree in Applied Sports Performance can continue internally onto a Level 6 top up degree in BSc Applied Sports Performance. Students can also progress onto a Level 6 top up degree externally in a relevant discipline.
Career Opportunities This course provides a route through to careers such as sports coaching, strength and conditioning, nutrition and performance analysis, which may require additional study.
How to Apply

Full-time: please apply through UCAS

Part-time: please complete a part-time HE/Professional application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

Admissions Process

All external students will be invited to interview on receipt of applications. Upon receipt of applications/interviews full time students will receive a decision via UCAS. Part time students will receive a decision in writing.

For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website:

Pre-enrolment Preparation The enrolment and induction process takes place in early September
Group Size The group size for this programme is 10-25 students. Where there is more than 25 students per cohort the programme will facilitate more than one group.
Disability Support Information

We’re committed to a programme of support to ensure that the Equality and Diversity policy is fully effective. We recognise the importance of effective support mechanisms in enabling all students to achieve their potential and will continue to improve provision for students with a disability.

The Additional Support Service is responsible for supporting disabled learners and those with language support needs. The earlier you request support, the quicker it can be provided, so if you know you’ll need support or adjustments, contact us in good time before your course starts. Get in touch on 01924 789120 or email us at:

For Further Details Please contact Jamie Carruthers on 01924 789752 or Course Information on 01924 789111.
Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) 19+, International, Higher Education
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