Huddersfield New College is proud to reveal that six of our Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise students have contacted College to update us that they have all graduated with a full Honours degree. 

HNC offers the Foundation degree in Sport and Exercise Science, awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UClan). This is a university level programme, combining both academic and vocational skills. As a two year degree programme, the course enables students to develop a range of practical skills and knowledge required for employment across the sector, with a core focus of learning around the underpinning science behind elite athlete performance.

Upon successful completion of the two year foundation degree course at the College, students have a qualification that supports application to a range of employment opportunities, or, if they prefer, they have the option to progress to a full honours degree at a Higher Education Institution or University.   A group of our students, pictured above, chose to top their qualification to a full Honours Degree at York St John University and have been in touch to share a picture and an update. 

One of these students, Amelia Clough, has also returned to HNC – this time as a member of staff. She says: “I had a simply fantastic experience on the Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise Science and I stayed on at HNC after loving my Level 3 BTEC Sport studies. The facilities and teachers are outstanding, and I chose York to top up my qualification as I felt that the teachers shared a similar passion to the ones at HNC. Now, I am back at HNC as a member of staff and really enjoying being part of a team supporting young people to achieve their ambitions, just as I was supported as a student.”

Jo Caton, Course Leader adds: “Our Foundation Degree in Sport and Exercise Science is an opportunity for students to take their studies to a new level, and a way for them to access the subject at higher education. For some, it secures their employment in the sport and exercise science sectors, and  others choose to undertake an additional year to top up their qualification to a full Honours degree. I was delighted to hear from a group of our recent students who have graduated, and I look forward to hearing where their qualification takes them to next!”

To find out more about this course, click here. 


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