Access To Higher Education Diploma: Sport & Physical Activity

Access To Higher Education Diploma: Sport & Physical Activity

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The course is for you if you’re interested in a future career in sport, wish to return to education and progress to university or access a higher level apprenticeship.

The course is taught over two evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursday, with a combination of in-class lessons and distance learning. The content of the course is a mixture of units on various topics in sport and academic study skills to support your progression into university.


Duration 1 year
Study mode Part Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Park Lane Campus
Course code 70181-01
Fee £3,384

What you learn

Sports Units


  • The Body in Sport

  • Technological Development,

  • Sports Injuries

  • Motivation in Sport

  • Arousal

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Group Dynamics

  • Nutrition and Digestion

  • Nutritional Intake and Expenditure

  • Hydration and Performance

  • Sports Development

  • Health Related Fitness

  • Fitness Testing,

  • Exercise Physiology (Cardio & Respiratory)


Academic Units


  • Academic Writing Skills

  • Presentation Skills

  • Research Skills

  • Communication

Benefits/Skills you will develop

You will study a mixture of units on various topics in sport and academic study skills to support your progression into University.

How you will be assessed

All units will feature a range of coursework assessments that will develop the skills needed for higher education.  Some units will also have elements that are formally examined.  All work is internally and externally moderated by assessors from the awarding body Certa.

Where is the course delivered (facilities/classrooms)

The course will be delivered at Park Lane Campus with a combination of in-class lessons and Distance Learning.

Entry requirements

You must be 19 years of age by 1st September in the year the course starts.

It is essential that you will have attained a Level 2 in English and Maths (GCSE grade C or above) prior to entry on the Access Diploma as these subjects are often required for degree level courses.

Those who do not have GCSE Maths and English will be directed to Level 2 Access Foundation or suitable alternatives as preparation for progression to Access Level 3 or other Level 3 courses.

What's next

The Diploma is designed to give successful students an alternative entry qualification and route to many Higher Education courses both locally and nationally, including sports nutrition, psychology, science, health and fitness and sports development.

Following your application to an Access HE course you are strongly advised to research the individual entry requirements for the HE courses and universities you wish to progress to.

Campus Locations

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite