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FdSc Applied Sports Performance

Course Name 
FdSc Applied Sports PerformanceAvailable for applications (HE)
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 5
Start Date September
Duration 2 years
Mode of Study Full-time
Awarding Body The University of Hull
Course 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 sports people, 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 good understanding of the theory that underpins sports performance. 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.

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 3 hours per week of student support where you will receive pastoral and academic guidance and study skills.

What you will Study

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)
How you will be Assessed 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 GCSEs at Grade 9 - 4 in English Language and Maths.
Alternatively, an Access to HE Qualification.

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Previous Learning (APL) process for accreditation towards this course.  All external applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.

Attendance Expectations You will attend college 2 days per week.
Fee Information

2023/24 fees:

Annual Tuition Fee : Full-time £6,950


Fees relating to 2024/25 will be available around May/June.


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.

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.
Course Groups (W) Higher Education
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) Higher Education
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Information last amended: 19 March 2024 13:57

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