The Cornwall College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This programme is designed in conjunction with industry experts. It equips you with a range of skills and knowledge to allow you to find employment in a range of jobs within the sport and leisure sector, as well as the rapidly growing health and fitness industry. It is delivered through a variety of formal lectures, small group seminars and practical sessions.
Assessment is through written assignments, presentations, practical and theoretical exams, and a research project in the second year. You will be assessed working on real-life projects, such as coaching sport in local primary and secondary schools or developing sport and physical activity in the wider community. You may also carry out fitness testing on athletes from local sports clubs.
All lecturing staff are qualified to degree level and many to postgraduate level, as well as being involved in research and professional development in the areas of sports science and injuries, and coaching and sports psychology.
A range of additional qualifications to help make you more employable may also be available to study, alongside the programme should you choose to do so. These will incur additional costs, take place during weekends and evenings, and may include: YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor, YMCA Level 3 Advanced Fitness Instructor, NGB and the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard.
Cornwall College offers a wide variety of facilities; fully equipped gyms, 3G all-weather pitch, sports hall, indoor climbing wall, fitness testing facilities; Watt bike, blood lactate sampling, VO2 max and many more. With the Cornish coastline only minutes down the road, it offers us a stunning natural environment in which to deliver session.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Sport, Leisure and Fitness Industry
– Gym-based Fitness Trainer
– Sports Development or Coaching
Indicative Modules Year 1: - Sport & Fitness Coaching (20 credits) - Personal & Employability Skills (20 credits) - Applied Anatomy & Physiology (20 credits) - Exercise Physiology 1 (20 credits) - Health & Fitness Applications (20 credits) - Bio Mechanics (10 credits) - Sports Development (10 credits). Indicative Modules Year 2: - Special Study (20 credits) - Research Methods (10 credits) - Nutrition (20 credits) - Strength, Condition & Evaluation (20 credits) - Sport as a Business (10 credits) - Exercise Physiology 2 (10 credits) - Sports Injuries & Therapies (20 credits) - Psychology of Sport & Exercise (10 credits).
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.|
|A level||DD||At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||In an appropriate subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.|
|Scottish Higher||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP grades in an appropriate subject.|
Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,950||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,600||Year 1|