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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport and Exercise Science (Outdoor Activity)

Writtle University College
Course summary
2-4 years
Full time/part time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford
Postgraduate Education

Course description

Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport and Exercise Science (Outdoor Activity)

The Outdoor Education industry constantly seeks new, passionate and motivated individuals to lead, teach and empower less confident others with the skills to enjoy and play in the outdoor world. The Sport and Exercise Science Outdoor Activity foundation degree provides much of the theoretical knowledge of sports science required for the broader needs of sport in general but also combines with outdoor specialists to provide professional and high quality training in five core skills (archery, paddleboarding, paddlesport, sailing and climbing) during the first year of the course before going on to focus in one or more specialised disciplines within the second year.

The motivated and successful student will be offered the chance for interview at Essex Outdoors for paid seasonal placement and work experience that is tailored to their two years of study. Additionally we have teamed up with PGL Travel to offer our students a preferential placement interview for one of their national sites as a paid seasonal instructor! These fantastic opportunities will provide students with the chance to get paid industry experience whilst studying towards their qualification.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • UCAS Tariff Points: 48
  • GCE A Levels: 848 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
  • Irish Certificate: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x B3 or H3 higher
  • Scottish Highers: 48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: PPP
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma: MP
  • GCSEs: All applicants must hold a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C/4 or above to include English, Maths and Science.

Who is the Course for?

This course is aimed at the student who wishes to keep their academic options alive whilst also maximising their chances of a career in the outdoor industry .

Combining the fundamentals of a sports science degree with five of the core outdoor skills in year 1 and an in-depth specialism in year 2, this degree will equip the successful applicant with the opportunities of becoming an outdoor instructor but also providing the possibility of continuing their academic study to complete a full BSc (Hons) degree.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Professional Skills for the Sport Industry
  • Coaching in Practice
  • Introduction to Psychology

Semester 2

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Analysis of Human Movement and Performance
  • Working in Outdoor Activity

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Physiology, Nutrition for Exercise
  • Research Skills in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Semester 4

  • Physiology, Nutrition for Exercise
  • Coaching and Leadership
  • Developing a Career in Outdoor Activity

Course delivery details

Learning & Teaching Methods

The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is approached through an emphasis on student-centred learning.

Integration of theoretical and practical learning ensures the strong vocational focus as a priority in the provision.

  • Lectures
  • Practical laboratory sessions
  • Coaching sessions in the field
  • Case studies
  • Seminars
  • Coursework
  • Work-based learning

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

Home Students

Full-time

  • £9,250

Part-time

  • £1,156 per 15 credit module
  • £2,312 per 30 credit module

International Students (Including EU students)

Full-time

  • £12,450

Continuing Studies

Students could top up their FdSc by entering the third year BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching) and increase their opportunities to include such careers as: Physical Education Teachers; Physiotherapists; Sports Lecturers; Coaches; Personal Trainers; or enter Post-graduate study

Employment opportunities in this ever increasing industry would include direct seasonal employment with Essex Outdoors or any similar business spread throughout the country if the student was not local to Essex. Additionally Writtle University College have teamed up with PGL Travel to offer our students a preferential placement interview for one of their national sites as a paid seasonal instructor! This fantastic opportunity will provide students with the chance to get paid industry experience whilst studying towards their qualification.

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Writtle University College

Writtle University College offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships. We also provide students with the options of being able to study certain...


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