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Undergraduate course
BSc (Hons)

Physical Activity, Exercise & Health with Foundation Year

Physical Activity, Exercise & Health with Foundation Year

Physical Activity, Exercise & Health with Foundation Year

Physical Activity, Exercise & Health with Foundation Year

Physical Activity, Exercise & Health with Foundation Year

International Scholarships available

Overview

A foundation year at Leeds Beckett is an ideal first step into higher education and will fully prepare you for undergraduate study. We are offering our BSc (Hons) Physical Activity, Exercise & Health degree with an integrated foundation year. If you don't have the required UCAS points to be able to secure a place on the full degree programme, this foundation year will prepare you for academic life at our university.

During the foundation year, you will study four sport-related modules. These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our 10 routes, from sport development and sport and exercise science 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.

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Nutrition

BSc (Hons) Science of Sport Performance

BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science

BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching

BA (Hons) Sport Marketing

BA (Hons) Physical Education

BA (Hons) Physical Education with Outdoor Education

BA (Hons) Sport Business Management

BA (Hons) Sport Development

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

Course Features

  • Placements
  • Real-life projects
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
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Entry Requirements

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

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. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

25 Points

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.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

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.
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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.
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Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Core Modules
Introduction to Applied Pedagogy

Introduction to Sport Development & Social Sciences

Developing Lifelong Health & Performance

The Sporting Environment

Introduction to Higher Education Study Skills

Introduction to Careers in Sport

Core Modules

Gain a scientific foundation in psychology and behaviour change techniques required for the science strand of this programme. You will learn about the psychology of sedentary behaviour and physical activity and how psychology and behaviour change can play a pivotal role in helping individuals from key priority groups lead a physically active lifestyle. Secondly, you will also learn key psychological theories that underpin these principles whilst also understanding how to measure mood, motivation and quality of life using a range of tools.

Build your scientific foundation for exercise physiology, analysing human movement and physical activity. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills for developing professional practice in health and physical activity.

You will embark on the early engagement in and development of self-regulatory, study, research and employability skills.

Explore the fundamentals of nutrition for health and performance by developing an understanding of nutritional biochemistry and energy metabolism. On completion of the module you should be able to understand the concept of energy and how the body utilises energy. By understanding metabolism and the process of energy utilisation, you will develop an understanding of food as energy along with the importance of adequate nutrition in maintaining body functions during rest and activity.

Gain the knowledge and skills to design and deliver a gym-based exercise programme for apparently healthy adults, young people (aged 14-16), older adults and ante and postnatal women.

Gain the knowledge and skills a coach would need to design and deliver a physical activity session for young people aged 4 to 15. You will learn about key concepts of child development from a bio-psycho-social perspective and how these impact on the frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise you would use in a physical activity session.

Core Modules

Build on your knowledge of the developmental and methodological considerations associated with physical activity and health. You will focus on developing understanding of the benefits of physical activity across the life-course in relation to growth and development, disease prevention and maintenance of quality of life.

Study the key, theoretical concepts and principles when designing, delivering and evaluating physical activity and public health interventions at the local, national and international level. You will gain a generic foundation on which to establish (i) a critical evaluation and application of physical activity and public health interventions for priority groups, (ii) a critical interrogation and application of public health guidance and techniques to promote healthy behaviours at a population level.

Build on the Year 1 Research and Personal Development module and develop your awareness of the industry profile and employment landscape in your degree. You will have the chance to enhance your employability through the development of transferable and specific skills. You will be encouraged to broaden your network of contacts and audit, manage and reflect upon the advancement of your individual employability skills, expectations and requirements to support your development.

Build upon the research and study skills already acquired to enable you to be consumers of research for use across your Year two modules and in preparation for completing a Year three final year project in your chosen topic. By the end of the module, you will be able to search for and apply relevant literature and/or theory; choose research designs to address research enquiries; analyse and interpret empirical data (qualitative and quantitative); and present research findings in your specific field.

Identify and implement appropriate dietary analysis techniques, and apply and justify sound and specific nutritional and dietary recommendations to promote good health and support an active lifestyle.

Option modules may include:

Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the role active learning can play in the promotion of physical activity and academic performance in young people. You will learn about the development of the brain and the role that physical activity can play in enhancing cognition at both the acute and chronic level. This basic science understanding will the underpin the development and delivery of active learning programmes.

Gain the relevant knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme for referred clients/patients with specific controlled conditions.

Core Modules

Draw together the three subject strands within the degree, science, intervention and application. You will develop your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will then critically apply your learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to promote physical activity to a specific target population within young people.

Build upon your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity, exercise and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will critically apply their learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention targeted at the meso and macro level to promote physical activity, exercise and health to a specific target population. You will deliver a population level intervention (social marketing campaign, brief intervention e.g. step challenge or health week, mobile phone application, website), evaluate its effectiveness and provide a reflection on the process.

You will be challenged to undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study. You are provided with a choice of project types that reflect the key knowledge, skills and attributes of graduate careers associated with your course.

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Core Modules
Introduction to Applied Pedagogy

Introduction to Sport Development & Social Sciences

Developing Lifelong Health & Performance

The Sporting Environment

Introduction to Higher Education Study Skills

Introduction to Careers in Sport

Core Modules

Gain a scientific foundation in psychology and behaviour change techniques required for the science strand of this programme. You will learn about the psychology of sedentary behaviour and physical activity and how psychology and behaviour change can play a pivotal role in helping individuals from key priority groups lead a physically active lifestyle. Secondly, you will also learn key psychological theories that underpin these principles whilst also understanding how to measure mood, motivation and quality of life using a range of tools.

Build your scientific foundation for exercise physiology, analysing human movement and physical activity. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills for developing professional practice in health and physical activity.

You will embark on the early engagement in and development of self-regulatory, study, research and employability skills.

Explore the fundamentals of nutrition for health and performance by developing an understanding of nutritional biochemistry and energy metabolism. On completion of the module you should be able to understand the concept of energy and how the body utilises energy. By understanding metabolism and the process of energy utilisation, you will develop an understanding of food as energy along with the importance of adequate nutrition in maintaining body functions during rest and activity.

Gain the knowledge and skills to design and deliver a gym-based exercise programme for apparently healthy adults, young people (aged 14-16), older adults and ante and postnatal women.

Gain the knowledge and skills a coach would need to design and deliver a physical activity session for young people aged 4 to 15. You will learn about key concepts of child development from a bio-psycho-social perspective and how these impact on the frequency, intensity, time and type of exercise you would use in a physical activity session.

Core Modules

Build on your knowledge of the developmental and methodological considerations associated with physical activity and health. You will focus on developing understanding of the benefits of physical activity across the life-course in relation to growth and development, disease prevention and maintenance of quality of life.

Study the key, theoretical concepts and principles when designing, delivering and evaluating physical activity and public health interventions at the local, national and international level. You will gain a generic foundation on which to establish (i) a critical evaluation and application of physical activity and public health interventions for priority groups, (ii) a critical interrogation and application of public health guidance and techniques to promote healthy behaviours at a population level.

Build on the Year 1 Research and Personal Development module and develop your awareness of the industry profile and employment landscape in your degree. You will have the chance to enhance your employability through the development of transferable and specific skills. You will be encouraged to broaden your network of contacts and audit, manage and reflect upon the advancement of your individual employability skills, expectations and requirements to support your development.

Build upon the research and study skills already acquired to enable you to be consumers of research for use across your Year two modules and in preparation for completing a Year three final year project in your chosen topic. By the end of the module, you will be able to search for and apply relevant literature and/or theory; choose research designs to address research enquiries; analyse and interpret empirical data (qualitative and quantitative); and present research findings in your specific field.

Identify and implement appropriate dietary analysis techniques, and apply and justify sound and specific nutritional and dietary recommendations to promote good health and support an active lifestyle.

Option modules may include:

Gain a multidisciplinary understanding of the role active learning can play in the promotion of physical activity and academic performance in young people. You will learn about the development of the brain and the role that physical activity can play in enhancing cognition at both the acute and chronic level. This basic science understanding will the underpin the development and delivery of active learning programmes.

Gain the relevant knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate a safe, effective and progressive adapted physical activity programme for referred clients/patients with specific controlled conditions.

Core Modules

Draw together the three subject strands within the degree, science, intervention and application. You will develop your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will then critically apply your learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to promote physical activity to a specific target population within young people.

Build upon your understanding and critical evaluation of local, national and international physical activity, exercise and health policy, guidance and scientific research. You will critically apply their learning in the design, implementation and evaluation of an intervention targeted at the meso and macro level to promote physical activity, exercise and health to a specific target population. You will deliver a population level intervention (social marketing campaign, brief intervention e.g. step challenge or health week, mobile phone application, website), evaluate its effectiveness and provide a reflection on the process.

You will be challenged to undertake an extended and largely independent piece of work that demonstrates research skills, critical thinking, and an awareness of ethical methodological approaches to study. You are provided with a choice of project types that reflect the key knowledge, skills and attributes of graduate careers associated with your course.

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Additional course costs

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.)
  • Membership of Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
    (Costs £40 per year.)
  • 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 for Sept 2020.))
  • Volunteering opportunities 
    (Cost will depend on location.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available 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 (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

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

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Additional course costs

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.)
  • Membership of Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
    (Costs £40 per year.)
  • 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 for Sept 2020.))
  • Volunteering opportunities 
    (Cost will depend on location.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available 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 (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

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

The tuition fee for the foundation year for students entering in 2020/21 is £8250. All subsequent years will be £9250.

Additional course costs

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.)
  • Membership of Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
    (Costs £40 per year.)
  • 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 for Sept 2020.))
  • Volunteering opportunities 
    (Cost will depend on location.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available 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 (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

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

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Additional course costs

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.)
  • Membership of Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS)
    (Costs £40 per year.)
  • 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 for Sept 2020.))
  • Volunteering opportunities 
    (Cost will depend on location.)
  • Sports membership
    (Access to gym, swim, social sport and sport facilities, including a wide range of fitness classes. Student Sport Membership costs £135 per year. Other levels of membership are also available.)

 

Other study-related expenses to consider: materials that you will need to complete your course such as books (the library stocks books from your module reading list and can order books from other locations for you if a copy isn’t available 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 (you will need to pay for multiple copies of your dissertation or final project to be printed and bound); events associated with your course such as field trips; study abroad opportunities (travel costs and accommodation, visas and immunisations). Other costs could include academic conferences (travel costs) and professional-body membership (where applicable). The costs you will need to cover for graduation will include gown hire and guest tickets, and optional extras such as professional photography.

You may prefer to have your own mobile phone/tablet (to access university online services) but you can book and borrow AV equipment through the media equipment service accessed online via the student hub and located in the library at each campus. Equipment includes: 360 Cameras, iPads, GoPros, MacBooks, portable data projectors, portable projection screens, flipchart stands, remote presenters, digital cameras and camcorders, SLR cameras, speakers, microphones, headphones, headsets, tripods, digital audio recorders and PC/laptops (a laptop loans service is provided on campus in social learning spaces and in the library on both campuses). Student laptops are also available from the laptop lockers located on the ground floor of the libraries.

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

Facilities

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

    "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medallist

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

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