Writtle University College

Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR, United Kingdom

Cycling Performance

**Why you should study Sports Performance at WUC…** - You will get access to modern facilities and resources on campus which includes a high-tech sports performance laboratory with analytical equipment that regularly tests internationally elite and grassroots athletes. - You will work closely with expert staff who enjoy close links with the sporting industry, including national teams and professional clubs. - You will have the option of specialising in areas such as Cycling Performance, Aerial Performance and Outdoor Activity. - Our course team has experts in a variety of disciplines of applied clinical practice. - You will benefit from coaching seminars, invited speakers and presenters, workshops, visits and opportunities for additional qualifications. - We have modern assessment strategies so it is not all about exams – you will be marked through real-life case studies, role-play, newspaper articles, infographic design and presentations. - We provide highly practical courses with work placements and volunteering opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom or laboratory in the real world. - Our sports courses explore the science behind athletic performance ranging from amateur through to elite. - You will gain an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of the biological, physiological and psychological elements that affect performance - Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers including PE Teaching, Sports Development, Coaching and Physiotherapy. This two-year Foundation degree in Cycling Performance is an exciting new course designed so you can pursue your cycling ambitions while studying. The unique feature of this programme is the access it will give you to a British-registered professional cycling team which regularly competes in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe enabling you to gain high quality work-based learning in a top performance cycling environment and exposing you to many of the key aspects of running a world-class cycling team. The course will teach you about the application of physiological, psychological and biomechanical principles to improving cycling performance and facilitates the pursuit of a variety of pathways within the cycling industry including, for example, rider support, rider performance or cycling development. It is aimed at either aspiring cyclists who want to improve their own performance or those who have a passion for cycling and want to enter into a career in coaching, team management or cycling development. The course has been carefully designed with the competitive cyclist and coach in mind with the majority of college-based teaching happening over the winter semester. For the remainder of the year you are able to study using a mixture of work-based learning (work experience) or distance learning while you race or coach. If you are an experienced competitive cyclist and enrol on the course, you will have the opportunity to race for the college cycling club and may be entered for British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) competitions. Where a student wishes to obtain experience racing abroad we will attempt to facilitate this through our wide range of contacts. Summary of the key features of the course: •A flexible course designed to allow you to study while you race or coach •Access to additional coaching qualifications •Develop your coaching and leadership skills through specifically designed modules •Gain a unique work-based learning experience through our association with a professional cycling team •Learn about the psychological, physiological and biomechanical aspects of cycling performance •Subject Scholarship available •Option to top-up with an additional third year onto the BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Performance degree

  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Science/FdSc
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Chelmsford
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • Qualification
    Foundation Degree in Science/FdSc
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Chelmsford
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250