(Full Time - 1 year)
Are you interested in taking the next steps towards a career in sport and exercise? The Access to HE Diploma (Sport and Exercise) is the course for you!
An Access to HE Diploma is a qualification designed specifically for adults returning to education who would like to go on to study at university (Higher Education). There are a range of reasons that students may choose to study an Access to HE Diploma: they may lack formal qualifications needed for university entry, they may want to develop their knowledge and confidence after being out of education for a while, or they may be considering on a career change that requires a fresh start.
The Access to HE Diploma is equivalent to studying three A Levels and supports students in developing the academic knowledge and skills required to begin their journey in to Higher Education. It is important to note that an Access to HE Diploma is a challenging and intense course and students need to be highly motivated, dedicated and have a positive attitude to learning in order to succeed.
Whilst studying the Access to HE Diploma (Sport and Exercise) you will complete units in the following modules:
• Human Biology
• Sport and Exercise
The course also includes developmental units to support your academic skills in preparation for university.
We will support you with completing your UCAS application, personal statement and we will provide you with an academic reference. It is important to note that successfully completing your Access to HE Diploma does not guarantee you a place at university. While most universities accept Access to Higher Education Diplomas, it is your own responsibility to check that your UCAS application meets the current entry requirements for your university course choices.
Did you know that we offer a range of degree level courses through our HE partner UCEN Manchester? Successful completion of this Access to HE Diploma can lead to studying on the following Higher Education courses at U
For entry on to the Access to HE Diploma (Sport and Exercise) you need to have achieved and have official evidence (e.g. certificates) of either:
• GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (we will also accept IELTS at 6.5 or above with no aspect under 6.0 in place of GCSE English)
• Functional skills Level 2 in English and maths may be considered as equivalents
• Any combination of the above but must include both English and maths e.g. GCSE C English Language and Functional Skills Level 2 maths.
You will also complete an initial assessment and an informal interview as part of the application process. If we feel that you are not quite ready for the Access to HE Diploma we may offer you a place on our Pre-Access course (Level 2) which will help you to prepare for Level 3 study whilst studying English and maths qualifications alongside.
A range of assessment methods will be used to assess your progress throughout the academic year. These include: sport based practicals, sport laboratory based practicals, essays, reports, short answer questions and presentations. All assessments are designed to support you in preparing for study at university.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to pursue a career in sport and exercise in roles including strength and conditioning coach, sport development officer, nutritionist, personal trainer, exercise referral instructor or sports coach and a PE teacher.Careers page
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.
- Depending on your circumstances, you may need to pay tuition fees for this Access to Higher Education Diploma. There are a number of different funding and finance options that may be able to help you, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and loans to cover any tuition fees. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.
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