Foundation Year (Sport and Exercise Science) - Writtle University College
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*Foundation Year (Sport and Exercise Science)

Studying for a degree with an integrated foundation year will offer you a supportive environment if you have been out of education for a few years or do not have the necessary UCAS points from your recent course of study.

The Foundation Year (Sport and Exercise Science) is the first year of a four-year undergraduate degree. Following the completion of the foundation year students will progress onto their pre chosen sport and exercise science degree pathway.

Students can choose from the following integrated foundation year sport and exercise science degree courses.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Coaching) with Foundation Year
UCAS Code:DF60


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Chronic Health Conditions) with Foundation Year
UCAS Code:DF70


FOUNDATION YEAR
SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Academic and Personal Management Skills
20 Credits

Independent (Themed) Project
30 Credits

Biological Concepts (Introduction to Laboratory Skills)
20 Credits

Chemistry for Life Sciences
15 Credits

Maths and IT for Science
15 Credits

Applied Industry Techniques
20 Credits

Please note:
Following successful completion, students will progress to the next year of their pre chosen Sport and Exercise Science degree course programme.

Please see our Sport and Exercise Science degree course programmes below for details of modules taught following the foundation year.



 

Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, to include English and preferably Maths. Equivalent qualifications in lieu of GCSEs may also be considered. Consideration is also given to applicants who have significant industry experience, but no formal qualifications. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.

UCAS Tariff Points
32-80 tariff points.
GCE A Levels
Minimum 32 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A Level grade E or above.
Irish Certificate
32 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of one Highers at H4 or above.
Scottish Highers
32 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of one Higher grade D or above.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
32 UCAS tariff points in an IB Diploma, to include a minimum of one Higher at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Standard Level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.

Overseas students:

Considered on individual merit and level of qualifications / evidence of English language ability. International students will need an IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in all elements.

Mature Students:

We particularly welcome applications from mature students, each application is considered on its own merit.

Students are taught using a variety of learning and teaching methods, depending on your chosen sport and exercise science degree course these include.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical laboratory sessions
  • Coaching sessions in the field
  • Seminars and debates
  • Case-studies
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities

Students are assessed in a variety of ways many, depending on your chosen sport and exercise science degree course these include.

  • Practical assessments - both in small groups and individually
  • Practical portfolios
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Reflective logbooks
  • Case studies
  • Critiques of literature
  • Written assessments
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Reports
  • Peer and tutor observations
  • Capstone Project

Notes

* Subject to final validation approval