University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Sport Performance and Exercise

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Course summary

Push yourself to set a new personal best with our Sport Performance and Exercise Foundation Degree. This fantastic programme includes overseas opportunities in Sweden, Finland and Austria as well as the opportunity to acquire additional professional qualifications to boost your employability and further your career. This course will provide you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for a successful sports performance career by combining academic study with practical learning. You will have the opportunity to develop competence in delivering practical activities to groups, running one-to-one sessions and analysing the performance of activities. You will have the opportunity to access funded performance work related learning in Spain in partnership with Bear Cricket as well as gaining real world practice using performance analysis software to code performance and provide feedback. Upon enrolment you’ll gain a free Google Chromebook. As if that’s not enough, leverage our partnership with STATS to access elite performance data. Develop a well-rounded sports knowledge as you learn about sport psychology, training and fitness, nutrition, injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and more.

Course details


Modules may include: Year 1 (Level 4) Sports Analysis (20 credits) Lifestyle Management (20 credits) Psychology of Sport and Exercise (20 credits) Professional Development (20 credits) Alternative Physical Activity (20 credits) Training and Fitness (20 credits) Year 2 (Level 5) Work-related Learning (20 credits) Independent Study (20 credits) Leadership and Management (20 credits) Nutrition for Health and Performance (20 credits) Strength and Conditioning for Exercise and Performance (20 credits) Injury Rehabilitation (20 credits)

Assessment method

The assessment strategy for the course will consist of 50% coursework, 25% practical delivery and 25% presentations. Other assessment methods will be used throughout the course and will aim to develop your verbal and written communication skills, which are essential for future employment. These may include individual projects, an academic poster, verbal exams, case studies and academic reports or essays.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


University Centre Leeds welcomes applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course.

English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) desirable. Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8110 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8110 Year 1
Scotland £8110 Year 1
Wales £8110 Year 1

Additional fee information

The sports department at University Centre Leeds has created a kit bundle with supplier Under Armour, this will provide you with the following at a total cost of £160. This is to support you with the practical aspects of the course and will include the following items: · Embroidered hoodie · Embroidered polo shirt · Embroidered t-shirt · Embroidered track pants · Embroidered shorts · Embroidered backpack Some embroidered items may be available to buy individually. It is anticipated that you will need an embroidered polo shirt as a minimum to wear when on placement or during practical sessions. To ensure that you obtain the best deal possible for professional branded clothing that will set you up for practical sessions, gym workouts and work placements, you can order your kit through the university. The kit bundle will cost £160. As we recognise this may be a lot of money to pay upfront at the start of your course, we have made arrangements which allow you to add this to your tuition fee loan from Student Finance England, which would mean that your loan would be for £8,110. If choosing this option, please note that your kit can only be issued to you once proof of your loan is received by the university. When applying for your tuition fee loan, please select the ‘with the kit included’ option, charged at £8,110. Students will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check due to the work placement element of this course, which will be funded by the department. However, you may wish to pay for a yearly subscription to the DBS Update Service which will allow you to keep your DBS certificate up to date and allow employers to check online that the document is still current or if any additional information has been added since its issue.
Sport Performance and Exercise at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS