Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This Level 3 programme is designed for those who have a passion for sport, in particular the scientific principles of the subject. On this course you will look at a range of different disciplines within the field of sport. Units you will study will include:
- Nutrition for Sports Performance;
- Psychology for Sport & Exercise;
- Anatomy & Physiology;
- Research Methods;
- Research Project for Sport and Exercise;
- Practical Sport Fitness Testing & Training.
You will start off on a one year programme studying 90 credits (equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels). Upon successful completion of year one you will then have the opportunity to progress onto the second year, completing a further 90 credits to achieve a full Extended Diploma (3 A-level equivalent).
This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.
5 GCSE's grade A*-C (including Maths and English. GCSEs in Science and PE are also desirable) Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Merit/Distinction grade (or equivalent) + GCSE English and Maths at Grade C. Some applicants may be asked to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment and must achieve a minimum of L1. All applicants must successfully pass an academic interview.
During this course you will build a portfolio of evidence which will include a variety of assessment evidence including witness testimonies, practical observations, written/oral questions, essays, reports, projects and presentations.
Learners who complete the Extended Diploma often go on to University to pursue careers in a range of fields including (but not limited to):
- Sports Therapy;
- Sport and Performance Analysis;
- Sports Science;
- Sports Coaching;
- Sports Business.
You will be required to attend college for approximately 13 hours per week, Monday-Friday. In addition you will be expected to carry out a minimum of 3-6 hours independent study per week to complete coursework, assignments, projects and self-directed study.
You will learn in dedicated classrooms and in high quality facilities including a full sized Sports Hall, Exercise Studio and Sports Science Laboratory with state of the art equipment. Some lessons may also occur in the large on-site health and fitness club, which students also have access to free of charge, or at off-site facilities. You will also learn through a range of relevant trips, visits and guest lectures.