Lightwaves - Wakefield City Campus
Full time: 1 year
Mode of Study
The University of Hull
Programme Design and Overview
This course allows students who currently hold a foundation degree or Higher
National Diploma (HND) in Applied Sports Performance or related discipline to
complete further study to top up their qualification and obtain a full honours
The course combines work-based learning with academic study and focuses on
meeting the knowledge and skills shortages of the industry. This course has
excellent links with local sporting organisations and schools, so you can expect
to develop the skills which employers really value. Students will develop
important academic writing skills and the application of theory to practice;
evaluate concepts and theories; the multidisciplinary nature of Applied
Sports Performance. This provides a challenging, vocationally led curriculum,
that uses work based knowledge and real life scenarios, allowing development of
a range of
transferable skills, abilities and competencies necessary for a
Employability is a key theme of the programme and the team are currently
working closely with many professional teams such as Wakefield Trinity,
Wakefield AFC and a number of key providers for students to undertake voluntary
work to complement their academic programme.
Modules studied can include:
• Advanced Conditioning and coaching (20
• Applied Sports Nutrition in Sports Performance (20 credits)
Applied Physiology in Sports Performance (20 credits)
• Research Methods
Processes and planning (20 credits)
• Dissertation (40 credits)
We understand the pressures of balancing your career and education so we have
designed this course around you. We have created a curriculum to fit around your
training and work commitments so you can still continue to work whilst gaining a
full time degree. You will learn through a mixture 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 1 hour per week of student support where you
will receive pastoral and academic guidance and study skills.
You will be expected to undertake 10 hours per week of self-directed study per module. You will also receive 1 hour 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.
Foundation Degree in Applied Sports Performance or a similar subject. Applicants with other Level 5 qualifications in appropriate subjects may also be considered.
Full time: 1 year, 2 days per week.
These fees relate to 2022/23
Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6,950.00 per year
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: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying
this qualification as a standalone course.
Additional Course Costs
The following costs should be used as a guide only.
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.
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: www.edeandravenscroft.com/graduation-services.
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: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the Financial Support Team. Get in touch on 01924 789283 or email: email@example.com
Students successfully completing the BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Performance can continue externally onto a level 7 program at another institution.
This programme is designed to provide a route into a wide variety of coaching and sport related opportunities. Students who have been successful on the course have gone on to careers in teaching, the fitness industry and working with a wide varied of athletes both professionally and within the community.
How to Apply
Full-time: Please apply through UCAS www.ucas.com
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.
For details on higher education admissions procedures, please see the 'Admissions Code of Practice' document on the Wakefield College website: http://www.wakefield.ac.uk/higher-education/he-policies.
The enrolment and induction process takes place in early September.
The group size for this programme is 10-25 students. Where there is more than 25 students per cohort the programme may 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: Additionalsupportenquiries@wakefield.ac.uk
“As a busy self-employed fitness professional I needed a course which wold
allow me to study full time and still run my business. The degree at Wakefield
College was flexible enough so that I could manage both”
Graham Law – St Johns Health & Fitness
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