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FdSc Sport, Health & Fitness

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Sports & Fitness
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years
Institution Code   C78

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Camborne
Start Date   13/09/2021
UCAS Code   CB69

If you have a passion to lead others in the sport, health and fitness industry, then this is the course for you.

The first thing you will notice about this course is that you will have many opportunities to apply your practice, with consistent reflection on theory to practice.

You will apply field and laboratory fitness testing protocols, coach in a range of settings, carry-out health consultation, develop diet plans, physiological, psychological and biomechanical assessments, sport development and business planning. You will be studying and developing all of the essential skills you need as a coach, aspiring teacher, health promotion/training or continuing professional development personal trainer.

A broad range of current research will be reviewed and available for you to support your learning– with access to key lectures, seminars, guest speakers, workshops, and a fully equipped sports facility including: sports hall, dance studio, gym, 3g football pitch and fitness-testing suite.

Assessment is through written assignments, presentations, practical and theoretical exams, and a research project in the second year. You will be assessed working on real-life projects, such as coaching sport in local primary and secondary schools or developing sport and physical activity in the wider community. You may also carry out fitness-testing on athletes from local sports clubs.

This foundation degree introduces you to Higher Education academic -and essential, work- skills. All lecturing staff are university graduates and many are qualified to postgraduate level as well as being involved in research and professional development in the areas of sports science, exercise referral, health, sports injuries and coaching. We are all committed to helping you gain the skills required for your chosen career aspiration.

  What You Will Learn

This two-year foundation degree will support your awareness of the sport sciences (A&P, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, and Psychology & Biomechanics) which are all fundamental to become the professional in either, sport performance, public health or PE teaching. The program also develops leadership skills in sports coaching, exercise, presentations, field and laboratory testing

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics: 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.

  Work Experience

In year one all learners are required to carry out a coaching placement in a local school PE session or sports team.


Assessment methods on the course include; reports, presentation, observations and exams.


Once you have finished the course and established the skills in higher education assessment, the sport sciences, leadership and development, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Sport, Health & Exercise Science.



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Victoria Holdon

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“I started my journey into the fitness world at Cornwall College over 5 years ago when I decided to train to be a gym instructor. From there, I went on to become a Personal Trainer and then completed a degree. After finishing my degree I started up my own Personal Training business called Inner Strength PT. I quickly discovered there is far more to personal training than just getting someone fit, it’s a whole package. So many different aspects were covered through my education at Cornwall College, from business management, to the psychological barriers that people have to exercise.
"The college really helped me gain the knowledge and the capabilities to be able to streamline my business to where I am now. This has helped immensely as I am able to work with each individual client, helping to build self confidence and self esteem, whilst seeing them get fitter not only physically but also mentally. We really are very fortunate to have such a great college on our doorsteps.”

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