Entry Programme

Sport - Return to Study

UK students only
6 weeks
July 2024
Online learning

Are you passionate about a career in sports but don't have the formal qualifications for a degree? Our Sports Return to Study programme could be the perfect fit if you're 21 or older.

Why study with us

  • This free programme helps prepare you for study on one of our sports-related degree courses. These include Coaching, Exercise Science, Outdoor Adventure Leadership, Physical Education or Nutrition.
  • You'll be supported and assessed against the entry requirements. You'll then be eligible to apply for Year 0 or Year 1 of one of our sports-related degree courses.
  • 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.

Important application information

  • This course is only available to UK students.
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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.
  • Develop the academic and research skills required for university study. Helping you towards a career in the varied fields of sports and health.
  • Gain confidence and interpersonal skills. You'll also learn what would it would be like to study an undergraduate degree.

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.

Personal statement advice

If you need help creating your personal statement our team can help. Make your application stand out from the crowd.

Fees and funding

This programme is free of charge.

However, if you are continuing 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.


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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page