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Sports Science CAVA Access To Higher Education Diploma

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Sports & Fitness
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   06/09/2021
Fees   Tuition Fees: £3384.00

This is an exciting new diploma that is currently only being offered at two colleges in England (including Duchy College, Stoke Climsland). It offers a range of subject areas including Physiology, Psychology, Bio-mechanics, Exercise and Performance etc. This course has been developed with the assistance of Sussex University and The University of St. Mark and St. John (Marjon) and offers a wide range of opportunities for people wanting to progress on to university degrees in Sports, Psychology, Coaching, Fitness etc.

This is an academic diploma so most of the study will be classroom based however opportunities will be made available to get involved in practical work using our extensive facilities and those at our partner university.

Access courses are designed as a stepping stone to enable motivated, enthusiastic people to progress on to Higher Education.

There is a very high level of academic and personal support throughout the course, which can help if you need to combine study with part-time employment and family commitments.

For more information on the awarding body (CAVA) click here.

Please Note: This course is only available to applicants who are 19+

This course would suit people needing to progress on to higher educations in the following areas; Sports Coaching, Sports Psychology, Sports Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Sport Performance, Physiology, etc.

Some study to take place with our Higher Education partners.

Most people would need to study at least 20 hours per week on top of the contact time.

  What You Will Learn

A range of units including -

Practical Coaching
Exercise Physiology
Human Anatomy
Coaching Principles
Fitness and Training
Sports Development
Heat, Circulation and Gas Exchange
Human Movement
Human Nutrition and Digestion
Applied Business Marketing
Business Start Up and Growth
Events Management
Developing your Research Skills
Exam Techniques and Practice
Researching and Understanding Opportunities for HE
You'll also learn how to structure essays, prepare for exams and overcome presentation nerves.

  Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for Access to Sports Science, you will be invited to an interview to assess whether this course is the right one for you e.g will it enable you to achieve your career and progression goals and are you committed enough to see the course through to completion.


Assessment will take the form of coursework, presentations or in class assessments depending on the unit you are studying. This is to ensure you learn how to perform well in each of these assessment methods ahead of progressing to university.


Various sports related degrees. You can continue with your studies at Cornwall College as we offer a FdSc Sports Development & Coaching degree or FdSc Sport, Health and Fitness.

We always advise potential students to contact universities they have in mind to discuss their individual entry requirements.


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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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