Jersey students will now be able to study for a full Sports degree at University College Jersey.
Currently, Sport is offered as a two-year HND at the college, however from September, students will be able to continue to a third year and graduate with a BA (hons) in Sports Coaching and Development from the University of Plymouth.
The ‘top-up’ year, which is being launched in September, is being offered following close work between UCJ and representatives from Physical Education, Jersey Sport, and the Jersey Sport Foundation.
HND Sport students, people that have done two years at a UK university on a similar course, and those that have no higher education but have relevant experience in the sports industry can apply through the Highlands College website.
Modules included in the top-up year are:
"The Higher National Diploma in Sport has proved to be popular with students interested in gaining practical, industry-related experience and improving their employability,” Andrew McGinnigle, Deputy Head at UCJ explained.
“We want to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a full honours degree in Sport and expand our fantastic results as 86% of our students achieve a 2:1 and above, higher than the national average.
“We are lucky to have top-level facilities, coaches and athletes in Jersey and the launch of this Level 6 qualification will provide students with an advanced level of study.
“Most of our students will go on to become PE teachers, advanced coaches, sport development officers and exercise health practitioners which will complement the great work being done in the sport, fitness and health industry."
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