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BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Performance (Top up)

Course Name 
BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Performance (Top up)Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Lightwaves - Wakefield City Campus
Level Level 6
Start Date September
Duration Full time: 1 year
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body The University of Hull
Offering Code HGL6ASP1D000
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 degree.

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 successful career.

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.

Indicative Content Modules studied can include:
• Advanced Conditioning and coaching (20 credits)
• 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)
Delivery Methods

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.

Course Structure 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.
Entry Requirements Foundation Degree in Applied Sports Performance or a similar subject. Applicants with other Level 5 qualifications in appropriate subjects may also be considered.
Attendance Expectations Full time: 1 year, 2 days per week.
Fee Information

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:

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.

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 BSc (Hons) in Applied Sports Performance can continue externally onto a level 7 program at another institution.
Career Opportunities 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
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.

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 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:

For Further Details

Please contact Jamie Carruthers/Matt Roberts on 01924 789010 or contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Case Study

“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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Information last amended: 13 June 2022 11:57

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