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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Young athletes are under pressure to forge ahead with their sports careers to obtain good results that may win them a place on a World Class Performance Plan, national selection, or a professional contract, however, very few individuals make it to professional standard and so it is important for them to continue with their education in the event that their cycle racing career does not take off. Cyclists, like other athletes, struggle to manage study and competition so this course offers a programme that could be studied around a summer cycling season.The Certificate of Higher Education in Cycling Studies has been designed to act as a foundation for potential careers pursued by both young aspiring athletes and individuals with a passion for cycling who may already be working within the industry or are seeking to make a career change from an unrelated occupation who wish to develop greater knowledge of the science behind cycling and coaching.Our Cycling Studies students will gain access to a range of world class cycling facilities including Lee Valley Velo Park which includes the Olympic Velodrome, Redbridge Cycling Centre, Hadleigh Park (Olympic) MTB track. Alongside access to these world class facilities, WUC has partnerships with the On Form Cycling Team and Oakland Wolves Cycling Academy. These facilities and partnerships help enrich student learning and facilitate the process of putting theory taught in the classroom into real-world applied practice.Another distinctive feature of the Cycling Studies course is the access students have to professionals working within the cycling industry including professional and elite riders, sports development officers, cycling facilities managers, coaches, physiotherapists, aerodynamicists, marketing professionals, retailers and sponsors.Students studying this course will develop knowledge of the principles of sports and exercise performance as applied to competitive cycling. This will include aspects of coaching science, sports psychology, exercise physiology, leadership, and work-based skills. The course shares many of the modules within Sports and Exercise Performance provision, but with the addition of a substantial element of work based learning and cycling-specific tuition.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,450per year

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Entry requirements

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A level :

48 UCAS tariff points, to include at least one GCE A level grade C or above in a science-related subject. Applicants must hold a minimum of 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above to include English, Maths and science.


University information

Writtle University College

  • Campus address

    Writtle University College, Writtle, CM1 3RR, England

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