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Key Facts

Level:
Level 3
Subject Sector:
8.1 Sport, Leisure and Recreation
Credits:
60
Qualification No:
QAAQ001622
Price:
£140.00 per learner
Age Range:
19+
QAA aim code:
40007261

Qualification Summary

The range of units chosen for this Diploma will give a good overall view of the relationship between sport and fitness, focusing the mandatory units on a mixture of the two disciplines. In addition, students will explore business management within the sector. 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 BA sports studies or sport and exercise 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 studies degrees. It should be noted that the Diploma is not science based and so will not provide access to BSc Sports Science degrees.


Why choose Gateway Qualifications for this qualification?

Gateway Qualifications offers a range of innovative, flexible and dynamic vocational qualifications that are valued and meaningful and which will develop the skills necessary to gain employment or to progress through further study.

Units

Graded Academic Mandatory

Students must achieve all credits from this group.

Event Management

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU017364
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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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Research: Practical Investigation Project

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU018310
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Social Aspects of Sport

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007828
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Sport as a Business

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018342
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Sports Performance Coaching

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
6
Unit No:
QU017335
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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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Graded Academic Optional

Students must achieve 9 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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Careers within the Sports Industry

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018340
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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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Plan and Deliver a Strength and Conditioning Programme

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018338
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Quantitative Methods - Statistics

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU007442
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Sports Injuries

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018270
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Spreadsheets

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU011467
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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.

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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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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References and Reliability of Sources

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU026344
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Study Skills

Level:
Level 3
Guided Learning Hours:
Not available
Credits:
3
Unit No:
QU018318
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Intended learner groups

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


Delivery methods

Face to face or blended learning. Suggested work related experience as part of the programme to allow learners to widen their understanding of sports studies, which can then influence and enhance the practical investigation unit.


Progression routes

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

BA (Hons) Sports Studies
BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise
BA (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching
BA (Hons) Physical Education
BA (Hons) Sport Management


Provider approval criteria

Computers
Heart Rate monitor
Exercise and fitness equipment


Funding information

There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

How to find a learning aim

If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

How to Use: Find a learning Aim


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.

The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

Access to HE Quick Guides

Information for Access Centres

Access to HE Administration

Assignment briefs

Centres approved to deliver our Access to HE Diplomas can download assignment briefs for a selection of units in this Diploma. Assignment briefs can be downloaded by logging to Prism and locating the relevant unit. More assignment briefs are being added not all units currently have assignment briefs available.

The assignment briefs can be easily adapted to suit your needs. We recommend checking the rules of combination for the Diploma and adapting the brief accordingly.

To provide a flavour of what’s available, you can download the below samples for free:

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