This course has a focus on health and fitness promotion in the community through lifestyle and behavioural changes whilst incorporating traditional training with modern strength and conditioning methods often reserved for sporting athletes.
- Qualification: Foundation Degree Science
- Course Code: C601
- Start Date: 09/09/2019
- Duration: 2 Years Full Time
- Campus: Easton
- Entry requirements: Our typical offer is 64 UCAS tariff points form A levels or equivalent A minimum of GCSE maths, English and science (preferred) grade 4/c or above or National Literacy and Numeracy tests at Level 2 or 3 UCAS points from Scottish Highers or Advanced levels are accepted UCAS points from Irish Leaving Certificate are accepted Welsh Baccalaureate UCAS tariff points from BTEC or City and Guilds diplomas are accepted Open University credits in lieu of A levels Access to HE Diplomas at Pass level with suitable science or land-based credits Credit transfer and accreditation of prior learning or experience: If you have achieved a qualification of credits towards a Higher Education programme at another Higher Education Institution you may be able to enter Level 5 or accredit matching modules. Please see our further information on our Credit Transfer/APL/APEL area
- Cost:Full-time £7500
The area of health and fitness for preventing and managing chronic diseases is expanding and is an area of employment with increasing opportunities. This course has a focus on health and fitness promotion in the community through lifestyle and behavioural changes whilst incorporating traditional training with modern strength and conditioning methods ofter reserved for sporting athletes.
The course has excellent links with numerous fitness centres, sports clubs, governing bodies and organisations in the region to enable students to obtain the necessary experience they require to increase employability. There are opportunities to apply for internships and additional qualifications.
Teaching methods include practical work, group activities, lectures, workshops, problem solving activities, tutorials, e-learning seminars plus external visits and guest speakers. Students will demonstrate their knowledge, skills and abilities through a range of assessment methods that will enhance their learning experience and develop valuable employability skills. Assessment methods may include laboratory reports; essays, practical observation, reflective journals, literature reviews, case studies, presentations, debates, written examinations, project work and peer review.
For the academic year 19-20 the tuition feed for this programme are:
All fees quoted are for UK/EU students. For Overseas student please
Students are taught via a combination of lectures, seminars, guest speakers and practical activities within laboratories or on our farm units and estate. This mix of teaching and learning methods allows students to develop both academic and farm competencies side by side, applying theory from the classroom in real situations. Typical groups sizes are of 16-24 but are larger for cross-college modules (40 +), this smaller group profile allows you more contact time and support from our lecturers and subjects specialists. Technical staff such as laboratory technicians, sports coaches and unit managers support the team and may deliver supportive sessions.
Students will be expected to utilise computers widely in research and producing their work and will have access to the programme Virtual learning Environment that support lectures and provided additional materials of interest.
When not in timetabled sessions you are expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically this will involve reading journals articles, books and working on individual assessments or project work and preparation for examinations. You will be expected to work in groups at time for formative tasks or for summative assessment. This independent work is supported by the college’s library facilities, HE computer suite/common room and access to online journals and VLE materials.
Students should expect to spend 20-25% of their time in scheduled activities
Teaching Learning and Assessment 288 hours
Independent Learning 912 hours
Teaching learning and Assessment 288Independent Learning 912 hours
The programme provides you with a range of opportunities to display your understanding and application of the subject informally prior to summative assessments that will count towards your final grade. Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative (practice) work for which feedback is provided from tutors or peers but grades will not be provided for this work.
Formal (summative) assessments may be mid or towards the end of modules. A range of methods are utilised to assess performance including (but not limited to) examinations, essays or literature reviews, presentations, posters, portfolios, observed practical work and project reports. The grades from each formal assessment count towards an overall module grade.
The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends on modules selected.
Feedback on coursework is provided via an online system. Feedback on examination performance is available in a broad summary but further feedback is available on request to the module leader.
Feedback is intended to help you to learn and to build your performance over time, therefor we encourage discussion of performance and progress with your programme tutor.We aim to provide feedback within 21 working days.
Modules within this programme include work experience hours. Advice and Guidance will be provided to students at the start of these modules and information such as current work experience providers is available via Student Services
Level 4 – Professional and Academic Skills includes a requirement to complete 100 hours of work within the industry/sector of study
Level 5 – Work-based Research Project includes a requirement to complete 100 hours of project related work (including meetings, planning, data collection) with an identified employer or organisation within the industry/sector of studyAdditional costs such as travel, accommodation and subsistence may be incurred and are the responsibility of the student
Easton and Otley College aims to support students with learning needs. Applicants that have identified needs are eligible for support via DSA which aims to provide equipment, training or additional support to students on Higher Education programmes. Further information is available at application or during enrolment and induction.
The College provides a bursaries and funds available for undergraduate students which you may be eligible to apply for.
You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support along with their value for more information see the Financial Support pages.
220 hectare farm
Dedicated HE area including common room, study facilities and kitchen
4 on site laboratories
Sports testing laboratory
Strength and Conditioning Suite
Range of sports fields and pitches
Range of teaching and learning rooms including lecture theatre and conference facilities
Well equipped library
Free wi -fi
Free parkingHE accommodation
On successful completion of the FdSc student may apply to progress internally to the BSc (Hons) Health, Fitness, Strength and Conditioning – top up (subject to meeting entry criteria)
Student may seek top up provision to BSc (Hons) level in similar subjects at other institutions (subject to APL/APEL and/or entry requirements
Students may select to enter employment or graduate internships in a range of industry based careers such as coaching, analysis, injury and rehabilitation specialists, strength and conditioning coaches, health promotion, fitness testing, research and development, sports policy and participation officers, teaching.