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Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) including English, maths and science, plus an excellent school report/reference. In addition to the GCSE’s a relevant Level 2 qualification or equivalent, including knowledge of anatomy and physiology for Sport at distinction level, would be an advantage.

Who is the course for

This course is for those interested in a sport or fitness related career, or keen to progress onto a sports studies higher education course.

Course Content

Yr 1 course = 90 credits

Yr 2 course = additional 90 credits (total 180 credits)

Course units include:

  • Anatomy for sport and exercise
  • Sport and exercise physiology
  • Research methods for sport and exercise sciences
  • Research project in sport and exercise sciences
  • Fitness testing for sport and exercise
  • Exercise, health and lifestyle
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Instructing physical activity and exercise.

You will also have the opportunity to study for a CYQ Fitness Instructor Award (Level 1 in year one; Level 2 in year two) and other various Level 1 coaching qualifications (at an additional cost).

Study Methods

Lectures, workshops, group work, practical sessions, field trips and work experience.

How is the course assessed

Assignments throughout the course include reports, projects, presentations, practical work, oral work and time constrained assignments

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the 90 credit Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or apprenticeships in sports development or fitness instructing/personal training. After completing the Extended Diploma you can progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Jobs in the health and fitness industry or a sport related field.

More Information

Last updated: 8 February 2018

How to Apply

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  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Mon 03 September 2018

Starts: 03/09/2018

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00