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Writtle University College

Cycling Performance

UCAS Code: C589

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

Writtle University College welcomes applicants studying the Extended Project Qualification. For more information please contact admissions@writtle.ac.uk

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Total (IB) Diploma point score of 24 or more

48 UCAS tariff points, to include 2 x H3 (B3) higher

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

PPP

48 UCAS tariff points, to include 1 x B & 1 x C

UCAS Tariff

48

48 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above A minimum of four GCSEs grade A*–C (9-4) including, English Language, Mathematics and Science

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Sports coaching

Sports development

Sport and exercise sciences

**Why you should study Sports Performance at WUC…**

- You will get access to modern facilities and resources on campus which includes a high-tech sports performance laboratory with analytical equipment that regularly tests internationally elite and grassroots athletes.

- You will work closely with expert staff who enjoy close links with the sporting industry, including national teams and professional clubs.

- You will have the option of specialising in areas such as Cycling Performance, Aerial Performance and Outdoor Activity.

- Our course team has experts in a variety of disciplines of applied clinical practice.

- You will benefit from coaching seminars, invited speakers and presenters, workshops, visits and opportunities for additional qualifications.

- We have modern assessment strategies so it is not all about exams – you will be marked through real-life case studies, role-play, newspaper articles, infographic design and presentations.

- We provide highly practical courses with work placements and volunteering opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom or laboratory in the real world.

- Our sports courses explore the science behind athletic performance ranging from amateur through to elite.

- You will gain an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of the biological, physiological and psychological elements that affect performance

- Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers including PE Teaching, Sports Development, Coaching and Physiotherapy.

This two-year Foundation degree in Cycling Performance is an exciting new course designed so you can pursue your cycling ambitions while studying. The unique feature of this programme is the access it will give you to a British-registered professional cycling team which regularly competes in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe enabling you to gain high quality work-based learning in a top performance cycling environment and exposing you to many of the key aspects of running a world-class cycling team.

The course will teach you about the application of physiological, psychological and biomechanical principles to improving cycling performance and facilitates the pursuit of a variety of pathways within the cycling industry including, for example, rider support, rider performance or cycling development. It is aimed at either aspiring cyclists who want to improve their own performance or those who have a passion for cycling and want to enter into a career in coaching, team management or cycling development.

The course has been carefully designed with the competitive cyclist and coach in mind with the majority of college-based teaching happening over the winter semester. For the remainder of the year you are able to study using a mixture of work-based learning (work experience) or distance learning while you race or coach.

If you are an experienced competitive cyclist and enrol on the course, you will have the opportunity to race for the college cycling club and may be entered for British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) competitions. Where a student wishes to obtain experience racing abroad we will attempt to facilitate this through our wide range of contacts.
Summary of the key features of the course:

•A flexible course designed to allow you to study while you race or coach
•Access to additional coaching qualifications
•Develop your coaching and leadership skills through specifically designed modules
•Gain a unique work-based learning experience through our association with a professional cycling team
•Learn about the psychological, physiological and biomechanical aspects of cycling performance
•Subject Scholarship available
•Option to top-up with an additional third year onto the BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Performance degree

Modules

This two-year Foundation degree in Cycling Performance is an exciting new course designed so you can pursue your cycling ambitions while studying. The unique feature of this programme is the access it will give you to a British-registered professional cycling team which regularly competes in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe enabling you to gain high quality work-based learning in a top performance cycling environment and exposing you to many of the key aspects of running a world-class cycling team.

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
£11,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Writtle University College

Department:

Sports and Exercise Performance

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
24%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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.

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high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Leisure and travel services
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.

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