FdSc Surf Science and Technology
Approved by: Plymouth University
UCAS code: CF68
Institution Code: C78
|FdSc Surf Science and Technology||Cornwall College Newquay (map)||16||16-09-2013||60wks||£6000.00*|
How is the course studied at this venue? - This is a 2-year full-time course. You will be taught through a series of lectures, tutorials, flexible learning and workshop sessions spread over 4 days. There will also be some fieldwork, although not every week. Friday is normally a free day, ie no lectures. You will be assessed mainly by coursework assignments such as written reports, oral presentations and poster displays. There will also be written tests and some end of module examinations. The course is taught mainly in small groups of about 20 in quite an informal but supportive atmosphere.
Additional Information - As part of this course there is an opportunity to build your own surfboard. If you wish to have a board that you can take away at the end of the course, you will have to pay for the materials that you use, this will probably be around £250 depending on what you build and the material costs at the time. The field trip will cost approximately £350 per person.
Who is this course for?
This course is for students who want a thorough grounding in areas of Science, Technology and Social Sciences relating to the sport of surfing.
120 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 80 points must be at A2-level, preferably in a science subject) or relevant level 3 qualification i.e. BTEC National Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma ? PPP Grades required, specific unit grades may be required. Access to HE Diplomas ? 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Previous learning and experience may be credited. If in doubt, call 0845 22 32 567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A healthy interest in one of the surf disciplines such as surfing, body-boarding, kite-surfing, wave-skiing or knee boarding would be helpful but is not a requirement. You do not need to be a good surfer.
What will I be doing on the course?
You will study the following: Event Management, Marine Conservation, Surf Culture and History, Design and Production, Business and Law, Psychology, Health & Fitness relating to sport, Media and Marketing, Politics of Sport, Fieldwork, Environmental Dynamics, Surf Practice and Coaching. Work experience is an integral part of the course and students have the opportunity to complete a work placement in a surf related industry. During the course you will have the opportunity to design and build your own surfboard, take a surf coaching award, organise and judge a surfing competition and develop a training and fitness regime. An important part of the second year will be your individual project which will enable you to carry out first hand research into an area that interests you. There will also be a field trip to France and Spain to explore further the culture of surfing and also the human and climatic impacts on the environment. You will not be taught how to surf and it is important to realise that this is an academic course. As the classrooms are on the beach in the heart of Newquay, you will have plenty of opportunity to surf some of the best surfing beaches in Europe. Most of our students get plenty of time in the water, but the surfing is done in students own time! Some of your lessons will also take place at the Cornwall College Newquay campus where the Learning Resource Centre and laboratories are based.
surfing is done in your own time. Some of your lessons will also take place at the Cornwall College Newquay campus where the Learning Resource Centre and laboratories are based.
What can I do after the course?
The surf science and technology specialism provides the opportunity to move into a variety of careers in surf or environmentally related industries. This could include top brands like Billabong, charities like Surfers Against Sewage, board building and shaping. You will also be well equipped to start your own surfing related business from selling clothes and equipment to promoting the lifestyle and surfing holidays.
The surfing industry is so vast and this foundation degree covers so many aspects of the industry that if you want to make a career out of surfing, this programme will definitely set you up to do so.
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This course is awarded by Plymouth University.
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