Sport Performance (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)

Sport Performance (Top-Up) - BSc (Hons)

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BSc (Hons) Sport Performance

This course is validated by The Open University.


This new and exciting programme is a one year full time top-up degree for those individuals who have already successfully completed either a Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma in a sports-related subject.

The BSc (Hons) in Sport Performance Degree (Top Up) course has been specifically developed by highly qualified and experienced staff to ensure that you cover appropriate and relevant modules, which will equip you with the experience, knowledge and skills to be successful in the sport performance industry or progress to post-graduate study.

Duration 1 Year Full Time
Study mode Full time
Start date 16/09/2019
Campus University Centre
Course code 72290-10
Fee £7,250 Full Time (per academic year)

What You Learn / Units

There are five modules on the programmes which may include:

  • Applied Nutrition for Athletes
  • Dissertation
  • Research Methods
  • Sport Science
  • Performance Analysis in Practice

You will also have a tutorial each week to support you.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

Developing students to become lifelong-learners is central to the learning and teaching strategy for the programme and as such, all the learning and teaching methods across the programme are designed to encourage all students to take a more independent approach to their learning.

You will develop a range of academic skills such as: presenting, referencing, research and writing, as well as many skills required by employers such as: communication, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and the use of IT.

You will also complete a research dissertation on an appropriate topic of your choice.

Our team are currently working towards achievement of the TASS Dual Accreditation Scheme 





How you will be assessed

Key assessment methods include:

  • Academic Poster
  • Coaching Resource
  • Dissertation
  • Evaluation
  • Literature Review
  • Presentations
  • Report

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

This course will be delivered at the University Centre where students will have access to a HE-specific study zone, including computer facilities, and social area.



The Higher Education Sports department works in partnership with Firehouse Fitness gymnasium. All students enrolled onto the Sports Foundation Degree/Top-Up automatically receives gym membership to Firehouse Fitness for the academic year. This gives student fantastic access to some of the best facilities in Leeds.





Programme Specifications

For the latest version of the programme specifications for this course please see the following link:


Entry Requirements

Foundation Degree in a Sports-Related subject with a 55% module average in year 2 (Level 5) or a Higher National Diploma in a Sports-Related subject based on a 50% merit or above profile in year 2.

Relevant Work Experience / Volunteering in the subject area. This will be assessed on an individual basis.

GCSE Grade C in English and Maths (or equivalents). Detailed personal statement, which outlines their suitability for this programme of study.

In the absence of formal learning qualifications applications are welcomed from persons who can demonstrate relevant work experience, including work in a voluntary capacity.

The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria.

Speakers of other languages will need to possess an IELTS band score of 6.0 (with no-less than 5.5 in any one element) or a recognised English Level 2 qualification.

Students will be subject to the DBS (Disclosure of Barring Services) process.

All applicants will be interviewed to assess their suitability for this programme of study and may be asked to provide evidence to support their application.


Additional Costs

Students will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check which is estimated to cost around £60.

Optional expenses whilst on the course may include:

  • £180 – £250 National Governing Body Qualification
  • Any additional resources individual to your own projects

How to apply

If you would like to apply for any of the Leeds City College full-time Higher Education programmes for 2019 entry, (unless otherwise stated) please do so via UCAS at

The UCAS code for this course is 2C45 and the Leeds City College institution code is L21.

What's Next

There are a range of opportunities once you have graduated. You may consider moving into the expanding field of performance analysis or sport performance nutrition, sport science support and strength and conditioning and teaching at various levels. Additionally graduates have the opportunity continue onto further study such as MSc and potentially PhD.


Campus Locations

University Centre

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 216 2406
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.6 MilesWebsite

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