Course Information

BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise (1 year Top-Up) (Validated by The Open University)

The Open University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Subject to Timetable
Time: 09:00–18:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 30
Hours per Week: 17
Total Hours: 510
Fee: 4530
Places Available: 8
Course Coordinator:


The BSc (Hons) Degree in Sport and Exercise course will focus on developing knowledge of the field (content) whilst giving the learners the opportunities to apply their learning in practical contexts (experience) whilst enhancing their learning through problem solving approaches (challenging and authentic tasks). Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self employed students. Please ask for further details.

Additional Information

South West College is approved by the Open University as an appropriate organisation to offer higher education programmes leading to Open University validated awards. The Open University regulations can be found here. You can also download the full programme specification here. Fees are payable annually.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.
  • *The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.

    Course Content

    The learning approaches will take into account the diverse backgrounds of learners nurturing them through level six, whilst developing them into independent learners and critical divergent thinkers ready for employment or postgraduate study (Inclusive environment, activities linked to student experience).

    Core Modules

    At level 6 learners will undertake four compulsory 20 credit modules and one compulsory 40 credit module:

  • Investigations into Sport and Exercise Science
  • Reflective Sports Coach
  • Improving Health for Special Population
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Sport and Exercise Research Project
  • Assessment Method

    In order to demonstrate achievement, learners typically undertake assessment activities that include a series of tasks or assignments, reflecting typical practice in sector concerned. The assessment methods used provide opportunities for learning as well as assessment and these include essays, reports, presentations, case study, portfolio and video work.

    Progression Opportunities

    Students completing the BSc (Hons) Degree course can proceed towards further academic qualification, including professional qualifications and/or a future career within the sport sector.

    Entry Requirements

    Foundation Degree, Diploma in Higher Education or a Higher National Diploma in a Sports-related subject, based on a 50% merit or above profile. GCSE Grade C in English and Maths (or equivalent).

    International Student Entry Requirements

    International students must meet the general entrance requirements for admission to any College First Degree, Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma. English language requirements for international applicants is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE – Pass at Level 3 also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.