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Sport & Outdoor Activities

Sport & Outdoor Activities

Mode of study HE Full-time
Duration 2 Years
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 16 September 2019 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change
Tuition Fee £5,940 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost
Course code FLR4FSS001 (1921)
  • Who is it for?

    Course Specification

    This course is for anyone who is interested in working in the sports and leisure industry at a high level and is particularly related to areas such as Coaching and P.E. teaching. This Foundation degree is delivered 2 days a week under a franchise arrangement with Staffordshire University who will offer progression into Year 3 of applicable degree programmes to students who perform at an appropriate level. You may also opt to top up to a full degree at university or go directly into employment.

  • Entry Requirements

    This course is awarded by Staffordshire University. You must have obtained a UCAS score of at least 48 points* in a subject appropriate to the course. This may include the Edexcel Level 3 (Extended)/Diploma in Sport or Health Studies, A Levels in PE or Biology, or other vocationally relevant qualifications.

    Accreditation may be given for prior learning or relevant work experience for mature learners. Entry requirements include GCSEs for English and Maths at grade C(4) or above however equivalent qualifications and/or work experience will be taken into consideration. Applicants without GCSEs will be required to complete initial assessments and may wish to consider the part-time GCSE courses that the College offers both during the evening and daytime.

    International Students: You will need to have reached a certain standard of speaking English. Please see our ESOL course.

    (* subject to review and interview)

  • What does the course involve?

    The course has been designed to meet the needs of the local and regional leisure industries and provides underpinning knowledge, application and practical experience for progression into each of these areas: Sports Coaching and Development, PE Teaching, Sport Science and related fields. The course is continually assessed through assignments which can be practical assessments, phase tests, portfolios or written and researched tasks and will include working skills necessary for future employment. Units include: Sports Coaching, Physical Education, Sport Psychology, Work Placement, Nutrition and Biomechanics and Research Skills.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will be continually assessed. The assessment will depend upon the particular module being studied. Typical assessment methods include assignments, developing portfolios, live analysis, examinations and presentations. Please refer to the Course Specification for information on assessment for this particular course.

  • How much does it cost?

    Course fees are set by the University. There are some minor additional costs attached to the course, please contact the tutor for information. If you are experiencing financial difficulty, you should approach Student Services for assistance. Students must be prepared to supply all of their personal sports and outdoor clothing and equipment.

  • Additional Notes

    This University course requires you to respond to the very challenging physical and mental demands of undergraduate study. You should be prepared to be flexible, adaptable and capable of managing your time productively and effectively throughout the course. You will be subject to the University regulations and expected to attend all sessions punctually, participate fully in all activities and complete on time, all elements of the programme. There is a considerable amount of individual research, revision and learning required in addition to lecturing hours.  You will be required to attend college for two days per week - Monday and Wednesday in the first year.

  • What do I do next?

    To join this course you will first have to register with UCAS at and then apply through UCAS. (Choose: Sign In–Students–Undergraduate–Apply–Register and follow the instructions.) You will then receive a confirmation email from UCAS and the College will be in contact with an interview date. Current Shrewsbury Colleges Group students should seek support from their tutor before applying.

    If after reading this fact sheet, you are still undecided about the programme most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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This course is awarded by Staffordshire University

Ebony Angell

Ebony Angell

Level 3 Adventurous Activities
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I've learnt many new skills on this course such as team building and team work, which I have put into practice with my peers when we have been mountain walking and the weather conditions have been bad.

Nathan Gregson

Nathan Gregson

Level 3 Football & Education Extended Diploma in Sport
Previous Institution: Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury

I loved all the practical fitness in the first year of the course and it is so interesting to learn about anatomy and physiology. The tutors and facilities are great with good, professional coaching.

Sally Tonge

Sally Tonge

Level 2 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training

The part-time courses at Shrewsbury Colleges Group were perfect for me as they fit in around my career and social life. It was a very different experience coming back into education as an older learner, but the staff and fellow students made me feel welcome. The classes taught me exactly what I needed and I felt encouraged to take on the other fitness courses.

Jacob Blackburn

Jacob Blackburn

Level 3 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Personal Training
Previous Institution: Mary Webb School

I left school and did the Diploma, then returned to do the Level 2 Personal Training course which gave me the expertise to be a fitness instructor, as well as specialist skills from modules in spinning, circuits, kettlebells and exercise to music. While I was doing the course I started working in local gyms and decided to progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, which is a distance learning course and allowed me to fit my studies around my work.

For Vocational / HE FT / Apprenticeship course enquiries

Career Options

  • Sports coaches, instructors and officials

    Up to £29,000

  • Sports and leisure assistants

    Up to £20,000


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