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Solent University (Southampton)

Physical Education with Sport Foundation Year

UCAS Code: PE03

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

From a minimum of two A levels GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh)

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

PPP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh)

MM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

MP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

MM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

MM

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

In combination with other qualifications GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

MP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

D

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

PPP

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

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

M

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

UCAS Tariff

48

A minimum of two completed A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at PPP or BTEC Diploma at MP or equivalent. GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C / grade 4 or above. We will consider mature students who have not recently undertaken a formal course of study at A-level, or equivalent, but can demonstrate relevant work or voluntary experience, that's indicative of their ability to complete the course successfully. We will also consider overseas applicants in an equivalent situation to UK students as outlined above, and who have been taught in English or have IELTS 5.5, or equivalent.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A

GCSE English and Maths at grade C / grade 4 or above

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

Subject

Sports studies

Do you want to turn your love for sport into an academic qualification and study for a sports-related honours degree here at Solent University? Leading directly on to our highly-regarded sports degrees, this one year foundation programme will equip you with the skills youll need to progress on to a full degree.This course provides a pathway onto our BA (Hons) Physical Education with Sport Foundation Year. Studying this foundation year could give students an opportunity to extend previous experience gained, or provide a route back into education. The course will help develop the key academic skills required to make the transition to studying a full honours degree. Designed to reflect the needs of the sports industry, students explore a variety of subjects from leadership to fitness foundations, sports business management, sport in the contemporary world and volunteering.Students will study core theories in sport and fitness but, crucially, will learn how to apply this knowledge in practical settings helping to develop the skills that employers are looking for.To enhance learning, students have the opportunity to build further skills by undertaking professional qualifications such as NGB and REPS. Students are also able to assist some of our degree-level students with community projects through the volunteering unit, gaining real world experience, as well as building confidence and employability skills.Students will gain the necessary academic skills to progress on to a full honours degree. Students on our sports degrees have gone onto a range of exciting careers, including sports coaching, events management and fitness training. This course is perfect for sports enthusiasts who wish to study for a full honours degree, but might not meet the entry requirements.Upon completion of the foundation year, students will be able to progress directly on to the first year of a relevant undergraduate sports-related course.

Modules

Year one
*Core units

*Leadership Through Sport
*Foundations of Fitness
*The Sports & Football Industry
*Fundamentals of Sport Business Management
*Volunteering in Sport
*Sport in the Contemporary World

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
Sports studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sports studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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