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Access to HE
Level 3
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Guided learning hours:
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Qualification Grading Type


Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand the different types of injuries related to sports participation.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain the criteria for an overuse injury.

  • 1.2
    Explain the criteria for a traumatic injury.
  • 1.3
    Analyse why certain injuries are associated with sports performance.


Understand how the principles of bone and muscle tissue repair relate to a treatment programme.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Describe the principles of cellular tissue repair in bone and muscle.

  • 2.2

    Relate these principles to to a progressive rehabilitative treatment programme.


Understand the relevant rules and regulations in sport that relate to health safety and prevention of injury.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Evaluate the effectiveness of rules and regulations in a specified sport that relate to health safety and injury prevention.


Understand the use of RICE as an initial treatment for sports injuries.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Explain in detail the physiological reasons behind the application of the Rest Ice Compression and Elevation as an initial treatment.


Understand the relevance of training methods, equipment, and technique to the prevention of sports injuries.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1

    Analyse the impact of the following to the potential for injury:

    a) Training methods

    b) Equipment relevant to a sport

    c) Stress loading through body tissues.