Access to Higher Education - Sports Science

OCN Level 3 Diploma

Location Start Date Day Time Fees Duration
Rugby Sep-2017 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri TBA * see below 1 Year(s)

What will I study?

Our Access to HE Diploma is a one year programme of study for learners who hold a minimum of a grade C in GCSE English and Maths. A minimum of a C grade in English is mandatory but students can be timetabled for the GCSE Maths qualification alongside the Diploma if they have not already achieved this.

Learners offered a place on the Access programme will take four modules with an additional tutorial each week making a total of 13.5 hours contact time. A possible 15 hours independent study time per week may be necessary. The programme is fast moving, exciting and demanding with rigorous assessment. It is also highly rewarding and offers a great opportunity to succeed.

What modules are covered?

You will study Advanced study skills plus 3 additional modules from the list below:

 Sports Science
Sports Coaching & Exercise
Advanced Study Skills
Human Biology

Module options are changed annually and some options may not be available. Please note that there is limited provision during the evening.

What qualifications will I get?

Access to Higher Education QAA Recognised Diploma

How will I be assessed?

Method(s) Of Study: Taught classes and supported independent study.

Method Of Assessment: Various assignments which may include essay, presentations, research projects, seen papers and examinations. These are assessed by the Open College Network West Midlands.

What is the entry process?

An interview, plus confirmation of English and Maths grades, followed by enrolment directly onto the Diploma.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum qualifications: Full level 2


A minimum of a grade C in GCSE English is required (evidenced by original certificate).

A minimum of grade C in GCSE Maths (or working towards) is also required.

If you do not already have this qualification there will be an opportunity to take
GCSE Maths alongside the Access to HE course.

What else do I need to know?

 Fee Remission
Please be aware that Candidates who pay for their Access course with an Advanced Learning Loan, and then successfully complete their subsequent University course, can have their outstanding loan written off. Please ask for more information about this at interview.

Qualification(s) to be gained: Access to Higher Education QAA recognised Diploma, validated by OCNWMR

Length of course/Programme: 1 Year

Days/Hours of Attendance: Days will depend on modules taken - 13.5 contact hours per week

English and Maths
English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

English and Maths

English and maths qualifications are vitally important for future employers and universities, so the government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills.

Entry Level / Level 1 and Level 2: We’re here to help you on your journey, so if you do not achieve grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths, then you will study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

Students who achieve a D grade will be placed on the relevant GCSE programme, while students who achieve an E or below will be assessed to ensure they are placed on the right study programme for their ability.

Level 3 programmes: You will need to meet the course entry requirements specified on the course information above. For the majority of our Level 3 courses, students will need grade A*-C in GCSE English and/or maths. If this is not specified in the course entry requirement, then you may be able to study English and/or maths as part of your college course.

What can I do after this course?

Career Opportunities: Wide range of degree level courses in higher education followed by careers in, for example teaching, sports, science, coaching, physiotherapy, occupational therapy etc.

Further Study Opportunities: BA, BSC, HND

Got a question about this course?

Call: 0300 45 600 49 or email us now

Course code

WC63133

Fees

Course tuition fees are free for UK students under 19 years, or students with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and Local Authority funding.

All students may be charged for materials e.g. equipment, clothing etc.

UK students aged 19 and over will need to pay tuition fees as well as any materials, registration and exam fees. Some adults may be eligible for free tuition. Please contact us for more fee information.

We make every effort to ensure that these course details are accurate. Warwickshire College reserves the right to make alterations. Fees may be indicative at the time of publishing.

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