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The University of Wolverhampton

FD (Science)Foundation Degree (Science) Sport and Exercise Science at Birmingham Metropolitan College

Why choose this course?

The FD (Science) Sport and Exercise Science aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills required for success in current and future employment in multi-billion pound sport and recreation industry. The course is also designed to help individuals progress onto further study. After successful completion of the course, you can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Wolverhampton. To help you achieve either further study or employment, the course aims to provide relevant vocational experience, the development of study skills and training in the use of various technologies used to study sport and exercise.

What happens on the course?

You will develop a sound understanding of how the body functions and moves, how and why people behave as they do, and how to enhance performance.

You will study introductory modules in core sport and exercise science subjects, an introduction to research and technology, and work experience, all of which are designed with the aim of developing practical and problem-solving skills.

During year 2, the focus is on further developing your sport and exercise science skills, applying these skills to work situations and designing a research project.

Why Wolverhampton?

This course draws on well-established relationships with local and regional employers and sports bodies, and gives you the opportunity to embark on work experience in the sports industry.

Students will have access to excellent sport and learning facilities at Birmingham Metropolitan College and at the University of Wolverhampton.

After successful completion of the course, you will have access to an established and successful progression route to the BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science degree at the University of Wolverhampton.

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit

Career path

With its emphasis on vocational and practical skills, this course is designed to provide entry to various sport and exercise careers such as exercise leader, personal trainer, GP referral agents, sports science support officer, uniformed services, sports development workers, sports administrators. It also prepares students to complete the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences at the University of Wolverhampton by taking a third year ‘top up’ to their course.

What skills will you gain?

A graduate of this course will be able to:

  1. recognise the contribution made to our understanding of sport and exercise by applying core disciplines in the sport and exercise sciences to real-life situations
  2. use various technologies to study and promote sport and exercise
  3. communicate knowledge of sport and exercise sciences to various populations regionally, nationally and internationally.
  4. utilise key subject specific skills to progress successfully onto studying the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree at the University of Wolverhampton, or to pursue employment.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Levels with a minimium grade DE
  • BTEC Extended Diploma grade PPP, BTEC QCF Diploma grade MP
  • Access to HE Diploma full award
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.

This course is not available at present to international applicants.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £6,000 £11,700

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

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