Access to Higher Education Diploma (Sport)

This course is for learners who are 18 and over    

The Access to Higher Education course prepares learners to study at university. It is designed for those who have left school without the usual qualifications such as A Levels. This course can successfully equip learners to study at university and is also widely recognised by employers.

What can I progress on to? 
Upon successful completion of the Access to Higher Education for Sport course, learners can progress to higher education courses, including degrees in a range of sporting specialisms. Career options available include coaching, performance analysis, gym instructing, personal training, sports therapy, athlete support and Physical Education teaching.

What will I study?
Learners will study modules covering Sports Science and Sports Coaching & Exercise that will make up 45 credits. 

The hours of study consist of 12 mandatory class contact hours per week. Learners will also need to commit to self study outside of class times.

Contents include:
Sports Coaching
Strength & Conditioning for Fitness
Technical & Tactical Skills in Sport
Current Issues in Sport
Ethics & Values in Sport
Anatomy for Sports Performance
Sports Exercise Psychology
Nutrition for Sports Performance

In addition to the 45 credits a further 15 credits will be gained from Skills for Learning which includes preparing for a written assignment, preparing for a higher education admission interview and progressing to higher education.

How will I be assessed? 
Learners will be assessed via a range of methods including practical assessments, client consultations, performance analysis, essays, laboratory reports, presentations, research projects and examinations.

What are the entry requirements?
Learners need to show they have sufficient skills in English and maths, which means satisfying the following requirements:

English GCSE grade C, level 2 or equivalent

Maths GCSE grade D, level 1 or equivalent

If the above criteria cannot be met learners will be asked to complete a screening test at interview to determine the appropriate level. 

Advanced Learner Loan
If you are aged 19 years and over and are looking to study an Access to Higher Education course, you may be able to apply for a low-interest Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. If you complete this and then go on to complete a course in Higher Education, the remaining balance, including any interest on it, will be written off. For more information about the Advanced Learner Loan click on link below:

Advanced Learner Loan

To apply for the loan click the Learning and Funding Information Letter which contains all the essential information you need. 

Learning and Funding Information Letter

If you would like more information on payment options for your course fees click on link below:

Course Fees Payment Options