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Business with a Foundation Year (Elite Athlete Pathway) Loughborough University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Business with a Foundation Year is only available to students performing at a very high standard in a chosen sport, who wish to study at Loughborough, but do not have the required qualifications due to sporting commitments. It is ideal for students who wish to combine their sports training with academic study

Business with a Foundation Year enables entry into any of our accounting, finance, business and management courses for students that are classed as elite athletes by our performance sport centre and have not got the qualifications required for direct entry.

It is a one year programme which will enable you to progress onto the first year of your chosen degree course, provided the relevant progression criteria are met. Successful completion of the course allows you to progress onto any of the following courses offered by the School of Business and Economics:

  • Accounting and Financial Management

  • Management Sciences

  • Retailing Marketing and Management

  • International Business

  • Banking Finance and Management

  • Information Management and Business

During the year you will undertake core modules in Business, Psychology with Sociology and a Mathematics module, and choose options from Economics and Sport Science. You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials.

Our foundation course is taught in-house by University staff. As a student on the course you will be a member the University, with full access to the Students’ Union, clubs, societies, sports facilities and support departments. Completing a foundation year can be a real attribute to your overall degree success. It not only opens doors to courses that may have previously looked closed, but also provides a sound base on which to establish a successful academic career. Many who have completed the foundation year have also said how beneficial it was to them in supporting their transition into University life.

As an elite athlete or elite level coach studying at the UK’s top sporting university, you will benefit from a package of excellent coaching, expert strength and conditioning, sport medicine support and heavily discounted gym membership in addition to access to our extensive sports and training facilities, where possible.

Course details

Modules

When you come to study a foundation year, you will have both core and optional modules. The modules you choose, will determine your pathway once you've completed this course so it's worth speaking to your tutor.

Assessment method

Foundation modules are assessed by a combination of written exams and / or coursework assignments. Some modules are continually assessed throughout the year. Typical coursework assignments include: laboratory reports, essays, presentations, assessed tutorials, workshops and peer review (review fellow students’ performance). It is expected that for every hour you are in a structured class, you should spend two hours of your own time researching, writing up, learning work or doing set questions etc.


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 N1FY
Institution code L79
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM
Access to HE Diploma For mature students, Pass Access Course with 60 credits overall to include 45 at level 3.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A to C (7 - 4) are normally required, including Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points 30 points overall.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.
Scottish Advanced Higher Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels as long as individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, on top of well-established International Foundation Programmes. Please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose your country in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

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

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/foundation/business-for-elite-athletes/

English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/#


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,500 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.

Provider information

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Loughborough University
Loughborough
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Clearing contact details

Loughborough University Admissions Contact Centre

01509 274 403

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Loughborough has a range of vacancies across all subject areas for well-qualified students. Check the University website for specific courses and their Clearing and Adjustment requirements.


Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01509 274 403