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Cornwall College

Surf Science and Technology

UCAS Code: CF68

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject.

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.

UCAS Tariff

48

From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2020

During the programme you will study: the sport of surfing as well as surfing businesses; business planning relating to the surfing industry; event management; environmental science; human exercise science; principles of psychology and coaching; design and manufacture of surf boards; the environment and human impacts on it; the development of surfing culture and history; sport-related media and politics; the geographical and climatic influences on surfing.
The programme is based at our main Cornwall College Newquay campus and at our premises on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay.

This is an academic programme and although practical surfing is not part of the course, the location provides plenty of opportunities to surf on some of the best beaches in Europe. So, whilst a healthy interest in some aspect of surfing is helpful, you do not need to be an excellent surfer to apply.
The programme benefits from very close links with many of the major players in the surfing world. You will have the chance to design and build your own surfboard, take surf coaching, first aid and beach lifeguard qualifications, review competitions as well as working in an industry-related environment.
There is the possibility of taking an optional field trip to the west coast of France and Spain to explore the implications of human and climatic influences on the environment. This trip normally lasts ten days, and it gives you the chance to carry out some fieldwork and learn more about beach topography, oceanography and the different aspects of tourism and business related to the surfing industry. During this trip you will experience first-hand some of the best surf locations in Europe.

There will be a number of opportunities to engage with industry throughout the programme and also to complete a work placement in an area of your own interest.

As Cornwall is the centre of the surfing industry within the UK, Cornwall College is lucky enough to have links with some of the top names from the industry. There are regular guest speakers and lecturers who help to further engage with you about the many different aspects of the surfing sector. Speakers in the past have included Rob Barber, Dave Reed, Tony Butt and Ester Spears.

Possible careers available with this qualification:

Surfing Industry
Surfing Centre Manager
Surfing Retail Industry
Event Management
Environmental Sustainability
Set up your own surf-related business
Coaching
Teaching

Modules

Indicative Modules Year 1: - Scientific Techniques - Culture of Surf & Sport - Media & Events - Physical & Geographical Influences on Surfing - Production Methods & Materials - Surf Practice - Personal & Employability Skills Development. Indicative Modules Year 2: - Sociological & Psychological Perspectives of Surfing - Scientific Aspects of Health, Fitness & Nutrition in Sport - Surf Business - Individual Research Project - Application of Computer Aided Design in the Surf Industry - Ecology & Management of the Coastal Environment.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
International
£9,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Sports and Public Services

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