Physical Education with Sport Foundation Year Solent University (Southampton)

Undergraduate

Awarded by: Southampton Solent University

Do you want to turn your love for sport into an academic qualification and study for a sports-related honours degree here at Solent University? Leading directly on to our highly-regarded sports degrees, this one year foundation programme will equip you with the skills you’ll need to progress on to a full degree.

This course provides a pathway onto our BA (Hons) Physical Education with Sport Foundation Year.

Studying this foundation year could give students an opportunity to extend previous experience gained, or provide a route back into education. The course will help develop the key academic skills required to make the transition to studying a full honours degree.

Designed to reflect the needs of the sports industry, students explore a variety of subjects from leadership to fitness foundations, sports business management, sport in the contemporary world and volunteering.

Students will study core theories in sport and fitness but, crucially, will learn how to apply this knowledge in practical settings – helping to develop the skills that employers are looking for.

To enhance learning, students have the opportunity to build further skills by undertaking professional qualifications such as NGB and REPS. Students are also able to assist some of our degree-level students with community projects through the volunteering unit, gaining real world experience, as well as building confidence and employability skills.

Students will gain the necessary academic skills to progress on to a full honours degree. Students on our sports degrees have gone onto a range of exciting careers, including sports coaching, events management and fitness training. This course is perfect for sports enthusiasts who wish to study for a full honours degree, but might not meet the entry requirements.

Upon completion of the foundation year, students will be able to progress directly on to the first year of a relevant undergraduate sports-related course.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time including foundation year

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Year one
*Core units

*Leadership Through Sport *Foundations of Fitness *The Sports & Football Industry *Fundamentals of Sport Business Management *Volunteering in Sport *Sport in the Contemporary World

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 code PE03
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Southampton Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Southampton Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C / grade 4 or above.
We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully. We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.
A level DD From a minimum of two A levels
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) PPP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) MM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) MP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
AS In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Extended Project In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma MP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma PPP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma MM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma MM GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications
GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MP GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) M GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each component reading, writing, listening and speaking. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5 IELTS 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each individual component
TOEFL (iBT) 71.0 TOEFL IBT 71 with a minimum of 19 in in each individual component- TOEFL is only valid for EU students

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.