Sport & Exercise Performance

Level 6, BSc (Hons) Degree

Duration: 3 year course

Location: Benfleet

Days & Times: 3 days per week (Full-Time)

Start Date: September 2017

Fee: 9250 with access to HE bursary cash back of £1500

Course Description

WUC CMYKThis course combines the essential sports science theory with practical experience in coaching and participation.

The science-based course is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a programme with strong physiological, biomechanical and psychological elements combined with the theory and a practical approach to coaching and performance at all levels. 

The course provides students with the opportunity to complete National Governing Body coaching qualifications and Sports Coach UK awards. 

The final year dissertation aims to develop research skills within the context of the sports science sector.

Graduates will have a broad scientific training, but more importantly the wide range of assessment will allow them to communicate their understanding to others and apply their skills to specific situations.


Year 1

  • Professional Skills in Sports and Exercise Performance (SEP)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise (Optional)
  • Working in Sport (Optional)
  • Coaching in Practice
  • Introduction to Biomechanics

Year 2

  • Research Skills in Sports and Exercise Performance
  • Leadership Development via the Outdoors
  • Physiology, Nutrition and Exercise 
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • Disability in Sport and Leisure
  • Sports Injury

Year 3

  • Dissertation (SS)
  • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Applied Sports and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Coaching Science
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

Year 1 & Year 2: Seevic College, Runnymede Chase, Benfleet.

Year 3: Writtle University College, Chelmsford.

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course:

  • Exercise testing laboratory practicals
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

This course provides a mix of assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments – both in small groups and individually
  • Examinations – both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations – both individually and in small groups
  • Essays
  • Assessed seminars
  • Case studies
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

Validated by Writtle University College

The first two years will be taught at Seevic College in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, and the third year will be completed at Writtle University College.

What Could I Do Next?

This list of careers below is those that graduates from this programme have been successful in:

  • Physical Education Teachers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Sports Lecturers
  • Sports Journalism
  • Personal Trainers
  • Postgraduate Study.

General Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff Points


C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma 
Merit (96)

C & G Level 3 Diploma 
Distinction (72 + in combination with other qualifications to meet 96)

GCE A Levels

96 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A Level grade C or above

BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma


BTEC Level 3 Diploma



Please note an equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted. 

Access course
Seevic College welcomes applicants studying Access to HE Diploma courses. For more information, please contact Admissions. 

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL/APEL)
information regarding the Accreditation of prior learning can be given, through direct contact with the college. 

All applicants must possess a minimum of four GCSEs grade A–C including, English Language, Mathematics and Science.

Additional Costs

  • Social activity at a cost of £60 per year 
  • Residential field trip at a cost of £175 in the second year
  • Students also have the opportunity to take part in various official National Governing Body (NGB) sports courses and qualifications. These courses and qualifications normally cost no more than £30 each. It is possible to do up to two each year.

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