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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
8.1 Sport, Leisure and Recreation
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ001620
Price:
£135.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+

Qualification Summary

Learners who choose to undertake this Diploma are likely to have a strong interest into how science can support the study of sports. The range of units chosen for this Diploma will give a good overall view of the relationship between sport and science, focusing the mandatory units on a mixture of the two disciplines.

Students will be able to see the links between the two areas and understand how they work together and how reliant they are on each other. The units will allow students to consider their options for further study and then progress onto sports science or sport and exercise science undergraduate degrees whilst having given them a flavour of how these elements work together.

The ungraded units have been selected to provide underpinning skills which will support academic study but will also provide students with relevant skills to continue onto study in a range of sports science degrees.


Why choose this qualification?

Students will study mandatory content in a range of relevant areas including anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and understanding the impact of exercise on the body. They will have the opportunity to research into a relevant topic and present their findings. Students will selection optional units of interest which could provide underpinning skills, knowledge and understanding for their planned future programme of study such as sports injuries, coaching, promoting exercise in children and young people and the link between human physiology and nutrition.

Following successful completion of this Diploma, students will be able to progress to university to study a range of pathways, including sports science, sports studies and physiotherapy.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma in Sports Science will be available for delivery from February 2017.

Access to HE Diploma in Sports Science

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Anatomy and Physiology

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006070
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Assessment of Fitness

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU006465
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Biomechanics in Sport

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018860
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Impact of exercise on the body systems

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU017329
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Participation and Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU011493
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Psychology for Sports Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU017333
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Quantitative Methods - Statistics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007442
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Research: Practical Investigation Project

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018310
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Graded Academic Optional

Students must achieve 9 credits from this group.

Social Aspects of Sport

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007828
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Sports Injuries

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018270
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Sports Performance Coaching

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU017335
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Spreadsheets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011467
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The Acquisition of Sports Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011236
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Understanding Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU006034
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Ungraded Units

Students must achieve 15 credits from this group.

Ungraded Mandatory

Students must achieve 9 credits from this group

Academic Writing Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025276
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Communication - Speaking and Listening

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007560
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Preparation for Higher Education

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025532
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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Ungraded Optional

Students must achieve 6 credits from this group.

Mathematics for Science

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU013859
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Optimising Examination Performance

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU025280
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Practical Science Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU010772
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Presentation Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018352
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Problem Solving in the Workplace

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018630
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Promoting Wellbeing and Building Resilience

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU028487
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Understand Published Research into Sports Science

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU017337
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QAA aim code

40007200

Target Groups

Adults who, because of social, educational or individual circumstances may have achieved few, if any, prior qualifications and wish to progress to HE.
Adults who have gone straight into industry (perhaps following apprenticeship routes) who wish to progress to HE


Provider approval criteria

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Exercise equipment


Progression Routes

Following successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma (Sport Science) learners may progress to the following:

BSc (Hons) Sports Science
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching
BSc (Hons)Sports Coaching
BA (Hons) Sports Studies


Funding information

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Additional funding information for Access to HE

  • Access to HE is eligible for funding as part of the legal entitlement offer.
  • Access to HE is eligible for funding via Advanced Learner Loans and appears on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogues published by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
  • Access to HE Diplomas are designed for adult learners aged 19+ and the ESFA only funds young people on these programmes by exception, as stated in paragraph 149, page 39 of the Funding guidance for young people 2020 to 2021.

We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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