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Entry Programme

Sport - Return to Study

UK students only
6 Weeks
July 2023
Distance Learning

Are you over 21 and interested in a career in a Sports related profession but lack the formal qualifications to apply for a degree?

Why study with us

  • This free programme supports you to apply for a sports-related degree course. Including Sports and Exercise, Outdoor Adventure Leadership, Coaching or Nutrition sectors.
  • You'll be supported and assessed against the entry requirements and be eligible to apply for Year 0 or Year 1 of one of the degree pathways.
  • This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to introduce you to various sport-related disciplines. It also provides a foundation in university study skills required for success.

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What you'll do

  • Learn about the key concepts important to the theory and practice of a wide variety of sports-related courses.
  • We'll support you to develop the academic, literacy and numeracy skills required for future study. Leading you to a career in the varied fields of sports and health.
  • You’ll develop your confidence, self-awareness and interpersonal skills. Whilst also gaining an insight into what it would be like to study for an undergraduate degree.

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Future careers

During the Return to Study Sports course, you'll be able to apply to a range of courses within the areas of Sport and Exercise at Year 0 or Year 1. 

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. We'll asses your application based on a personal statement which you must submit as part of your application. This programme is only available to UK/Home students.

Any applications submitted without a personal statement can not be processed. 

Fees and funding

This programme is free of charge.

However, if you are continuing on to a full-time degree we recommend considering the cost involved. Think about any existing financial commitments and explore the different modes of study, support and financial options that exist. 


This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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