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Sport Degree Courses with Integrated Foundation Year

Sport Degree Courses with Integrated Foundation Year

International Scholarships available

Overview

Build your confidence and academic skills on one of our nine sport degree courses with integrated foundation year.

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

Visit our Distance Learning Website

This course offers the opportunity to take a ‘sandwich’ year – a year of paid employment in industry which will build your skills and experience. This is usually taken between the second and third year of your degree, typically making your course four years in total.

Students who choose the sandwich route find it helps with both their studies and getting a job after graduation. It can build your confidence, contacts, and of course your CV. Leeds Beckett advertise lots of placement opportunities and provide support in helping you find the right placement for you.

Plus Icon What is an integrated foundation year?
We are offering nine of our sport degrees with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on one of our sports degree programmes, the foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our University.
Plus Icon What you will study
During the foundation year, you will study four sport-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our nine routes, from sport development and social sciences to coaching and lifelong health.

Two additional modules will develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education and on to your full degree programme. You will also learn how to access the extensive resources and support services available here at Leeds Beckett, whether you need a hand locating specialist materials in the Library, or you need advice about personal issues.

During your second, third and fourth years you will study an average of six modules each year. Visit each of the course pages below for details of the modules offered as part of your chosen course.
Plus Icon How long is the course?
Most undergraduate degree programmes require three years of full-time study. A foundation year integrated with one of our undergraduate degree programmes will require four years of full-time study. Alternatively, you could study the course part-time over eight years.
Plus Icon How to apply
You will apply for your course through UCAS, using the individual UCAS codes detailed. The first year of each course will follow the model detailed here. From your second year, you will study your chosen degree programme. Click on the links below to find out more about each of the nine undergraduate courses. 
Plus Icon Your future

Our sports courses will prepare you for a wide range of careers. Visit the careers section on each course page to find out more about the future your chosen route could lead you into. Our dedicated Employment Team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you enhance your employability skills. You can read more about their services on our careers site.

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required

UCAS Tariff Points: 72 points required. (Minimum ).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:72 points required. (Minimum ).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Sport Degree Courses with Integrated Foundation Year

Careers

Teaching and learning

Core Modules

You will study six modules during the first year of your course before progressing to the subject-specific modules of your chosen degree. You can find out more information about the subject-specific modules on the individual course pages.

Through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, we will help you develop the range of skills needed to succeed in higher education. Each module listed below offers a minimum of 48 hours of scheduled contact time. You will be expected to undertake an additional 152 hours of guided independent study during each module.

Introduction to Higher Education Study Skills

An introduction to life in higher education. We will help you identify your academic strengths and areas for development, hone your research and study skills, including reading, collecting, analysing and interpreting complex information, and develop your ability to communicate effectively.

Introduction to Careers in Sport

Learn about the broad range of careers available in sport. Specialist guidance will help you nurture your personal career goals and enhance your employability skills, including application writing, interview skills and job searching.

Teaching & Learning in Practice

Examine the key theories and principles behind teaching and coaching sport. You will consider how sport and physical activity is taught and how learners perform, exploring the connections between the two.

Introduction to Sport Development & Social Sciences

Discover the range of social inequalities that exist in sport and physical activity. You will consider how these inequalities affect the way people participate in sporting activities and you will learn how to tackle barriers to participation.

Developing Lifelong Health & Performance

Gain an understanding of how people can develop and maintain healthy behaviours across the lifespan. You will study the established recommendations and health benefits relating to physical activity, exercise, nutrition and sleep. You will also learn about the impact of unhealthy behaviours on a person’s health and performance.

The Sporting Environment

Explore sport business and sport marketing in the UK and internationally. You will develop an awareness of the size and value of the sports industry as you study the growth and commercial development of sports organisations. You will explore contemporary issues such as the globalisation of sport and the integration of digital marketing in sport.

Jamie French

We're committed to increasing opportunities to access higher education. Our sports courses with integrated foundation year provide that opportunity for students with significant vocational or sporting experience, or those who haven’t been through a traditional academic journey. Whatever background our students come from, we'll help them succeed and thrive on our courses.

Jamie French

Course Director

Carnegie School of Sport

Fees & funding

The fee for the foundation year for students entering in 2019/20 is £8250. The fee for subsequent years will be £9250. See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of laboratory equipment, including specialist sport and exercise science facilities

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Course branded sportswear 
    (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available 
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen)
  • Opportunity to undertake the internationally recognised Register of Exercise Professional qualifications (REPS) 
    (Additional qualifications awarded by the YMCA allow you to be registered to REPS, including: L2 Gym Instructor Award – normal cost £855, L2 Leading Exercise and Physical Activity for Children – normal cost £499, L3 Exercise for Referred Populations – normal cost £549. These qualifications are stand-alone and require external examination, so incur a cost at a much-reduced rate. For example, 1 qualification at £200, 2 qualifications at £350 and all three for £450 (TBC after 2018-19))
  • Volunteering opportunities 
    (Cost will depend on location)
  • Sports membership 
    (Access to sport and fitness facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Active Beckett PLUS membership costs £90 per year. Other levels of membership are also available)
  • Membership of Register of Exercise Professionals
    (Costs £40 per annum)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

 

The tuition fee for the year for international students entering in 2019/20 is £12,000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Tuition fees
Your tuition fees cover the cost of registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessments and examinations.
The following are also included in the cost of your course:

  • 24/7 Library and student IT support
  • Free wifi via eduroam
  • Skills workshops and resources
  • Library membership, giving access to more than 500,000 printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to software, including five free copies of Microsoft Office 365 to install on your PC, laptop and MAC, and access to free high-end software via the Leeds Beckett remote app
  • Loan of high-end media equipment to support your studies

Course specific

  • Use of sports facilities and equipment linked to your studies

Additional costs
In many cases, costs associated with your course will be included in your course fee. However, in some cases there are ‘essential’ additional costs (those that you will be required to meet in addition to your course fee), and/or ‘optional’ additional costs (costs that are not required, but that you might choose to pay). We have included those essential or optional additional costs that relate to your course, below.

Course-specific optional costs

  • Course branded sportswear 
    (Branded sportswear is available to buy, but it is not compulsory. Prices start at £10, with a complete kit bundle costing £135)
  • Various coaching qualifications as well as gym and personal trainer awards are available 
    (Cost will depend on the course chosen)
  • Sport volunteering opportunities 
    (Cost will depend on location)
  • Sports membership 
    (Access to sport and fitness facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Active Beckett PLUS membership costs £90 per year. Other levels of membership are also available)

Other study-related expenses to consider: books (the library stocks books from your module reading list but you may wish to purchase copies for yourself); placement costs (these may include travel expenses and living costs);student visas (international students only); printing, photocopying and stationery; field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations); PC/laptop (provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library. However, you may prefer to have your own); mobile phone/tablet (to access University online services); academic conferences (travel costs); professional-body membership (where applicable); and graduation (gown hire and guest tickets).

This list is not exhaustive and costs will vary depending on the choices you make during your course. Any rental or living costs are also in addition to your course fees.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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