This course is designed for those who wish to pursue further studies in Sports Science or Physiotherapy. It is an intensive course aimed at adult learners who currently lack the qualifications to move on to studying at university.

  • Description

    The course runs one day a week, is modular and delivered through a combination of taught sessions, lectures, research and independent study. Subjects covered include human physiology and sport sciences, alongside non-graded study skills unit.

    The aim of this course is not just to instil some understanding of the sector but also to introduce students to the world of academia. Emphasis is placed on reading, researching, note taking, and writing for academia, particularly using appropriate resources and referencing using the Harvard referencing system.

  • Entry Requirements

    Students must be 19+ and preferably have GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 and above.

  • Qualification

    L3 Access to Higher Education Diploma: Sports Science

  • Progression

    Students may progress onto a degree course in Physiotherapy or Sports Sciences. The course also supports overall employability skill.

  • Assessment

    Assessment is completed through graded and non-graded assignments which are subject to the quality assurance process. There is one externally set exam in June.

  • Home Study

    All students will be expected to complete a minimum of seven hours per week self study and additional reading/assignment work.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    Students will need to pay the exam entry fee of £190.00.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
ACCESSHE/SS 202101 Thursday 09/09/2020 25/06/2021 11:00 - 20:00 £3345

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Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.