Access to Sport and Physical Activity Access to HE Diploma | Level 3

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This course is ideal if you’re interested in a career in sport and wish to return to education and progress to university or access a higher level apprenticeship. It’s taught over two evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursday.With this course, you’ll cover multiple aspects of sports including fitness testing, nutrition and digestion, exercise physiology, and sports injuries. You’ll also complete academic units to improve your communication, research, presentation, and writing skills.


Who is this course for?

Are you looking to pursue your favourite subject at university but don’t quite meet the entry requirements? Designed for adult learners, our Access to HE qualifications bridge the gap between GCSEs and higher education and are recognised by many universities in the UK. We also have a selection of Access foundation programmes that prepare you for our Access to HE courses. Didn’t get your GCSEs or need them to be higher? Our Access Foundation GCSE programme will support you with achieving passes in five GCSEs.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above.

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1 year

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Full time

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No fee

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