Cycling Studies at Writtle University College - UCAS

Cycling Studies

Writtle University College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Young athletes are under pressure to forge ahead with their sports careers to obtain good results that may win them a place on a World Class Performance Plan, national selection, or a professional contract, however, very few individuals make it to professional standard and so it is important for them to continue with their education in the event that their cycle racing career does not take off. Cyclists, like other athletes, struggle to manage study and competition so this course offers a programme that could be studied around a summer cycling season. The Certificate of Higher Education in Cycling Studies has been designed to act as a foundation for potential careers pursued by both young aspiring athletes and individuals with a passion for cycling who may already be working within the industry or are seeking to make a career change from an unrelated occupation who wish to develop greater knowledge of the science behind cycling and coaching. Our Cycling Studies students will gain access to a range of world class cycling facilities including Lee Valley Velo Park which includes the Olympic Velodrome, Redbridge Cycling Centre, Hadleigh Park (Olympic) MTB track. Alongside access to these world class facilities, WUC has partnerships with the On Form Cycling Team and Oakland Wolves Cycling Academy. These facilities and partnerships help enrich student learning and facilitate the process of putting theory taught in the classroom into real-world applied practice. Another distinctive feature of the Cycling Studies course is the access students have to professionals working within the cycling industry including professional and elite riders, sports development officers, cycling facilities managers, coaches, physiotherapists, aerodynamicists, marketing professionals, retailers and sponsors. Students studying this course will develop knowledge of the principles of sports and exercise performance as applied to competitive cycling. This will include aspects of coaching science, sports psychology, exercise physiology, leadership, and work-based skills. The course shares many of the modules within Sports and Exercise Performance provision, but with the addition of a substantial element of work based learning and cycling-specific tuition.

Course details

Assessment method

This course contains a variety of assessment methods to ensure practical and academic competence. The following list shows the variety of assessment methods experienced on this course. Practical portfolios Mini-projects Reflective logbooks Presentations Critiques of literature Composition of coaching and training plans Peer and tutor observations Reports Case studies Examinations

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC590
Institution code W85
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 48 points 48 UCAS tariff points, to include at least one GCE A level grade C or above in a science-related subject. Applicants must hold a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and science.
A level 48 UCAS tariff points, to include at least one GCE A level grade C or above in a science-related subject. Applicants must hold a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP PPP (48) in a science-based subject
Scottish Higher 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1X C, including a suitable science subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points Total (IB) Diploma score of 24 or more
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x ILC higher at B3 or H3, including a suitable science subject

Mature Students: We particularly welcome applications from mature students, each application is considered on its own merit. Overseas Students: Considered on individual merit and level of qualifications/ evidence of English language ability. International students will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 for all elements.

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Additional entry requirements


The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills. Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements. Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200 Email:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12100 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Cycling Studies at Writtle University College - UCAS