Leeds City College

Sports (Performance) Leeds City College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University


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Course summary

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The new Foundation Degree in Sport Performance is a programme which has been developed in accordance with requirements of the sport performance industry.

The programme has been developed by a range of sport performance experts from areas such as; performance physiology, sport nutrition, sport and exercise psychology and strength and conditioning. The programme aims to provide you with a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills so you graduate as a multidisciplinary practitioner.

You will be required to complete a work placement as part of the work related learning module, as well as for required elements of the maximising performance and strength and conditioning modules. There may also be the opportunity to undertake some work placements overseas with our partners in Sweden, Finland and Austria. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, networking opportunities and a chance to apply academic study in a professional environment.

Furthermore, you will receive encouragement from the programme team to gain experience, knowledge and skills in areas such as; sport performance nutrition, sport science support and strength and conditioning.

Course details


Year One - In the first year you will gain an overall understanding of the Sport sector: • Coaching Practice • Fundamentals of Training and Fitness • Professional Development • Psychology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity • Sociology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity • Sports Analysis.Year Two - In the second year you will gain the following Performance specific modules:
•Applied Strength and Conditioning
•Sport therapy and rehabilitation
•Independent Study
•Work Related Learning
•Applied Maximising Performance / Sports Nutrition

Assessment method

The assessment process is an essential element of the programme design.

The assessment methods are varied to support and enhance the module design and structure.

The tasks and assessment criteria are clearly explained to the students in the module handbooks, with the tutors explaining the outcomes and methods to the students for clarity.

Formative feedback is integral to the teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the course.

Assessment methods used within the course include:
•Case Study
•Interview Process
•Reflective Career Plan
•Written Assignment

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 2C44
Institution code L21
Campus name University Centre
Campus code 1

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

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7,250 Year 1
EU £7,250 Year 1
England £7,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,250 Year 1
Scotland £7,250 Year 1
Wales £7,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Optional expenses whilst on the course may include: £13 for subscription to the DBS Update Service £180 – £250 National Governing Body Qualification Any additional resources individual to your own projects £100 Sports Kit Bundle The professionally branded sport kit will include the main items that will set you up for practical sessions, gym workouts and work placements undertaken whilst you are on the programme. This will include: Training T-Shirt Training Pants Hoodie ¼ Zip Jumper All items that are included in the kit will be branded with the University Centre/HE Sport logo and it is an anticipated that all students purchase the sports kit to facilitate practical lessons and maintain a professional image when on work placements in the UK or in the EU. 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.

Provider information

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Leeds City College
Park Lane

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0113 235 4450

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