University Centre Sparsholt

Sport and Exercise Science University Centre Sparsholt Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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TEF Gold

University Centre Sparsholt has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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Why choose this degree?

  • Develop expert subject knowledge in Sport & Exercise Science to help progress successfully into further study or the employment

  • Support a deeper understanding of the interrelationships that exist between the topics and how these can be applied to enhance an individual’s fitness and therefore, performance and health

  • Study more advanced Anatomy & Physiology and apply this theory to modern, scientific training methods to elicit maximal results

  • Gain additional qualifications in Personal Training and Sports Massage to support progression in to industry-related employment

What will I learn?
The HNC programme in Sport & Exercise Science is designed to be a collaboration between theoretical knowledge and the application of this to a practical situation. This allows students to develop an understanding that will allow future progression to further study or to progress into the Sport and Fitness industry via employment. Students will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of key principles learnt at level 3 and explore how these work in unison to develop performance in both health and fitness.

Alongside the HNC course, students will also have the opportunity to work towards an industry recognised Personal Training qualification that will enable them to be suitably qualified for a career in this industry. There may also be opportunities to gain a personal training and/or sports massage qualification (please see below for fees).

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is primarily coursework based. The majority of assessments are developed internally whilst one-unit, Professional Skills, is an externally assessed piece of work. Coursework will comprise of practical portfolios, laboratory reports and essays. A work placement to be completed during the academic year will also support the successful completion of these.

Where can I go from here?
Students are able to progress directly into employment having gained a qualification in Personal Training and with the HNC programme providing evidence of knowledge and competence. Students may also be able to progress on to an HND (level 5) or BSc in sport related subjects at University.

Course details

Modules

• Nutrition
• Fundamentals of Sport & Exercise Psychology
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Professional Skills
• Training, Fitness and Testing
• Biomechanics
• Injury Prevention
• Technology in Sport

Assessment method

Assessment is primarily coursework based. The majority of assessments are developed internally whilst one-unit, Professional Skills, is an externally assessed piece of work. Coursework will comprise of practical portfolios, laboratory reports and essays. A work placement to be completed during the academic year will also support the successful completion of these.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 A101
Institution code S34
Campus name Andover College
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CE Two 'A' level passes including one at grade C or above (one subject should be a life science)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Merit of higher in a relevant subject
Access to HE Diploma Merit profile in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3. Biology based units must be graded at a merit or higher

Plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

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

https://www.andover.ac.uk/courses/sport-health-fitness-exercisecoaching-sports-development-higher-national-certificate-level-4/

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced B Score 169-175 (FCE grade B; CAE level B2)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 6.0 overall, with a minimum 5.5 in any band
PTE Academic 61.0

We will also accept the following qualifications from EU students: GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above; IGCSE English (as a first or second language) at grade C/4 or above; AS or A level English Language or English Literature; International Baccalaureate (English A or B syllabus or English Literature Standard or Higher level) grade 4.

Further information

https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,980 Year 1
England £4,980 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,980 Year 1
Scotland £4,980 Year 1
Wales £4,980 Year 1

Additional fee information

This fee includes the £180 exam registration fee

Provider information

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University Centre Sparsholt
Sparsholt
Winchester
SO21 2NF


Course contact details

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Admissions (Andover)

01264 360031