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SPORT AND EXERCISE - Level 5 Foundation Degree Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Level 5
  • Higher Level Apprenticeship
  • Newry Campus
  • The Open University


This Foundation Degree delivered by SRC and validated by The Open University, is offered as a higher level apprenticeship and examines both the theoretical and practical application of sport and exercise through a wide range of modules aiming to develop student's academic and professional potential. This course will develop learner's knowledge and critical understanding of the areas associated with sport and critical transferable skills. It provides students with a balance between the development of vocational skills necessary for employment and the knowledge necessary for academic progression and lifelong learning.

Throughout the course, students will explore the scientific principles that underpin sport and exercise. They will gain a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, and how these factors influence performance and health. Students will study the physiological responses to exercise, the principles of training, and the role of nutrition in optimising athletic performance.

The course covers a range of topics related to sport and exercise. Students will study the psychology of sport, exploring motivation, goal setting, and mental strategies for performance enhancement. They will gain an understanding of sports nutrition, exercise for special populations, and injury prevention and rehabilitation.

As part of the HLA, students will attend College one day per week and be placed within a workplace for the remaining four days.

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Newry Campus

Full Time
Mode of Study
Class Type
3 Years
Hours Per Week
Total Full Fee Per Year
Full Fee Breakdown

1 Available Session