TOP COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
Equivalent to one A Level
50% exam & 50% coursework
Can lead to a variety of careers
Access to outstanding facilities and staff
You will be taught by staff with extensive personal experience and subject specialism in their field who will advance your knowledge and skills. Alongside the classroom, your learning environment will also include our impressive gym, full-sized astroturf and sports hall.
progression and employability
We will encourage you to research topics, gather and synthesise information and present your findings in a clear, coherent way. You will also be encouraged to evaluate situations and performance, recognise strengths and limitations and then recommend strategies for improvement.
Increase sport knowledge
You will discover how to apply theoretical and practical techniques to analyse and improve the sporting performance of yourself and others, as well as improving general health and fitness.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The course is an academic programme that combines theory and some practical sessions to cover Sport and Exercise Sciences core elements of Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology, and Nutrition. You will also learn the appropriate use of both laboratory and field-based testing and training equipment using our highly equipped sports science laboratory and Gyms.
Your course will be split over two years; the first year will be comprised of Functional Anatomy, an externally assessed module and Specialised Fitness Training, an internally assessed module.
The second-year contains Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology, an externally marked module and Coaching for Performance and Fitness, an internally assessed module.
WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?
A natural progression from this course is to move on to Higher Education and develop specialist knowledge in areas such as sports therapy, sports nutrition, and sports psychology and teaching. Alternatively, you may wish to move into employment in areas such as personal training, sports technology development, the sports clothing industry, sports development or the leisure industry.
Your achievement in this subject is dependent upon excellent attendance, punctuality and effort. You will learn in a friendly atmosphere, using a variety of assessment methods including:
- Formal exams
- Practical assessments
- Coursework assessments
- Time-constrained assessments
- Homework tasks
Grading throughout the programme is by a wide range of assessment methods including formal exams, assessments, presentations, essays and time-constrained assignments.
You will need four GCSEs at grade 4 or above. This must include English or Maths and a Science.
INFORMATION & SUPPORT
Throughout the course, you will be required to complete at least 4 hours of independent study time per week. To support you in this you will have access to lecturers via email and will be able to access support materials and resources via our virtual learning environment, Moodle.
For your first day at college you should bring, your sports kit, a pen and a notepad.
You will be expected to wear an appropriate sports kit (when undertaking practical activities), which can be purchased from the college at an additional cost. Purchase is not compulsory, but we would expect one item of Truro & Penwith College kit to be available to wear when representing the college at external events.
There is also a refundable charge for library resources and locker keys.
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