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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    About the course

    This course is ideal if you are interested in the sport and leisure industry and enjoy sport and physical activity with an opportunity of specialising in sports at university.

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs grades 4 -9 or a Merit at a relevant Level 2 Diploma

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

    Harlow College Polo Shirt £15. £45 for DBS checks.

    £10 per month for gym membership.

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    Why study?

    As well as studying various sport and exercise units, all you can attend an outdoor and adventurous activity residential in year two.

    Combinations of theory and practical units have been selected to provide the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas related to the sports and leisure industry. You will also attend a residential where you will participate in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities such as snowboarding, kayaking, archery and caving.

    Where will this course take me?

    Higher education to specialise in an area of sport or employment in the following areas: sports coaching, fitness instruction, sports development, leisure/sports assistant.

    Core modules

    • Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
    • Sport and Exercise Physiology
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise Sciences
    • Research Project in Sport and Exercise Sciences
    • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

    Optional modules

    • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
    • Fitness Training and Programming
    • Analysis of Sports Performance
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Current Issues in Sport
    • Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
    • Sports Injuries
    • Sports Coaching
    • Practical Team Sports
    • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
    • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
    • Exercise for Specific Groups
    • Work Experience in Sport

    How will I be assessed?

    Practical assessment and written coursework.

    Will I have to provide anything?

    Paper, pens, a folder, memory stick, A4 lined note pad, A4 lever arch file. There will be a contribution to pay in both years to cover various costs of kit and trips.

    Harlow College Polo Shirt £15. £45 for DBS checks.

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
    Ask Us a question about this course