Is this course right for me?

Do you have a keen interest in sport, exercise and fitness? Would you like to gain a detailed knowledge of these areas?

This course provides a diverse programme, covering many aspects of sport. In particular, you will investigate the science behind sports performance, training, health and fitness. You will also learn about theories of sport, focusing on how they can be used to practically improve the performance of sportspeople. Your studies will include aspects of anatomy, sports injuries, massage, nutrition, psychology, skill development and coaching.

Through practical sports sessions, you will be able to experience a variety of different sports and specialise if you wish.

The course is suitable if you have an interest in all aspects of sport, from actual participation to methods of performance enhancement and the question of how sport can benefit society. Throughout the course, you will benefit from the experience of the Grŵp's sports staff, many of whom are current practitioners in their respective fields. This will enable you to put into practice what has been learnt in the classroom. You will develop the knowledge, confidence and leadership skills to start your career, or to progress into Higher Education.

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st Language) at grade C or D
  • or
  • Level 2 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • Attendance at an interview

Delivery:

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Group work
  • Classroom based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • Educational visits
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)

Assessment:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios of work
  • Performance and observation

There may also be some external assessments.

Progression:

Completion of the full two-year course will provide you with various options in employment and education.

You could proceed onto a number of programmes at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport Science (Sports Coaching)
  • Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sports Science (Outdoor Recreation)

Alternatively, you may apply to other institutions for Degrees, Foundation Degrees and HNDs in Outdoor subjects, Sports Science, Sports Development, Geography, Nursing, Teacher Training and Computing, to name just a few.

You will be able to enter the industry in areas such as sports development, coaching and personal training. You could also apply for Education Authority roles on health and lifestyle programmes. Alternatively, you could enter the armed forces or the emergency services.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Our excellent facilities at the Rhos-on-Sea Campus include a full size, floodlit, 3G artificial football pitch suitable for staging top level football matches plus a fenced, drained, floodlit grassed area.