Sport and Tourism Foundation Year (Full Time)

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Sport and Tourism Foundation Year (Full Time)

Southampton Solent University
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This course provides for the needs of students who require a period of study to increase, update or broaden their knowledge and skills base before attempting Year 1 (Level 4) of a degree programme.The Foundation Year forms an integral part of an extended degree course and aims to provide a range of basic knowledge and skills in the context of sport and tourism that will underpin further study on an undergraduate course.

This one-year course comprises five core units of study that are the foundation of further study in higher education.

To support planned areas of further study, candidates can select one of the two options. While all of the units are theory-based, Solent encourages candida…

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This course provides for the needs of students who require a period of study to increase, update or broaden their knowledge and skills base before attempting Year 1 (Level 4) of a degree programme.The Foundation Year forms an integral part of an extended degree course and aims to provide a range of basic knowledge and skills in the context of sport and tourism that will underpin further study on an undergraduate course.

This one-year course comprises five core units of study that are the foundation of further study in higher education.

To support planned areas of further study, candidates can select one of the two options. While all of the units are theory-based, Solent encourages candidates to take recognised National Governing Body training courses in their chosen field.

Course content

Year 1

These units have been designed to develop academic skills that are needed for higher education. A range of assessments ensure that an in-depth understanding is attained for a fuller learning experience, while students build the confidence and skills necessary to make the most of the many opportunities for developing a range of skills in new topic areas.

Five core units:

  • The Leisure Environment
  • Leisure Projects
  • Study Skills
  • Working with People
  • Introduction to Marketing.

Options:

  • Introduction to Sport and FitnessOR
  • Tourism in the Contemporary World.

Assessment

This will be based on a combination of continuous assessment, written reports, presentations and examinations, to prepare students for the range of assessment methods that form part of an undergraduate degree. The development of these transferable skills is an integral part of this Foundation Level.

Projects/work experience

Projects are carried out in two units. For the Leisure Projects unit, students will select their own topics and develop them throughout the year. Introduction to Marketing also requires the production of a professional portfolio. Students are encouraged to look for further work experience to help develop their CV.

Key career skill

Academic writing, critical thinking, report and essay writing.

Career opportunities

Students develop a range of basic knowledge and skills in the context of sport or tourism that will underpin further study to complete an undergraduate course.

Student quote

“After school I went straight into a job as a sailing instructor before I decided I wanted to come to Solent. I think the course is run well and it’s been really great doing this Foundation Year as I feel I learnt loads more than I ever would have at A Level. You really do learn a lot and pick up loads of essential skills for the three-year degree courses – it’s really benefited me. In the future I want to start my own company when I graduate.”

Contact

For further information on the course, please contact:
The Faculty of Business, Sport and EnterpriseTel: +44 (0)23 8031 9888
Email: fbse@solent.ac.uk|

International students, please contact the International Recruitment Office:
Tel: +44 (0)23 8031 9129
Fax: +44 (0)23 8031 9412
Email: international@solent.ac.uk|

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