Sport; Coaching, Health and Fitness

Weymouth College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth
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Course summary

The Foundation Degree in Sport; Coaching, Health & Fitness (delivered in partnership with Plymouth University) will appeal to those who have an interest in sport, or would like the opportunity to develop and enhance their understanding of either the coaching or fitness industry. If you are looking for a career in a dynamic and fast-growing profession doing something you enjoy, this course is well worth considering. The course aims to provide you with a sound understanding of the key components of coaching, health and fitness, lifestyles and attitudes to exercise, promotion of healthy living, principles of fitness and training, and industry-specific management skills. You will be offered the opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications (Active IQ), which will qualify you to work as fitness instructors in the field.

Course details


Year 1: HE Study Skills & Professional Development; Human Structure & Function; Sports Coaching; Gym & Fitness Instruction; Sports Development; Health & Fitness Promotion Year 2: Management Skills for the Health & Fitness Industry; Research Methods & Professional Skills; Sports & Activity Provision for Special Populations; Psychology for Performance & Health; Further Principles of Sports Coaching; Exercise Nutrition & Lifestyle Management Work-based learning: You are required to complete 200 hours’ work experience within appropriate health and fitness setting.

Assessment method

This course is assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC610
Institution code W66
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points At least 80 UCAS points achieved.
A level D - A*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP - D*D*D*
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma considered

Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course, such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship with 80 UCAS points achieved. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications, but who have a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience and are able to demonstrate that they have developed the necessary skills to succeed on the course will also be considered. All applicants will normally require at least 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above including maths and English (grade 4/5 new GCSE grading from 2017) or their Level 2 equivalents, and will be required to supply/undergo an enhanced DBS check. All applicants will be required to attend an interview.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants will be required to supply/undergo an enhanced DBS check. Currently the cost of this will be funded by Weymouth College.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6650 Year 1
International £6650 Year 1
England £6650 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6650 Year 1
Scotland £6650 Year 1
Wales £6650 Year 1
Channel Islands £6650 Year 1

Additional fee information

As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to gain a Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) at no extra cost and the option of a Certificate in Instructing Circuit Sessions at a discounted rate of £200. Other additional costs include £5 refundable HE Centre pass, a £24 College parking permit if applicable. Currently the cost of visits/trips are funded as part of this course, as well as application costs for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance which is an enrolment requirement of this course. You will be expected to have appropriate sportswear, i.e. shorts, T-shirt and trainers. *Note – All costs may be subject to change and may vary dependent on place of purchase.
Sport; Coaching, Health and Fitness at Weymouth College - UCAS