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What is Work Experience and how long does it last?

Work experience is defined as: a placement at your education and sport/performing arts premises in which you carry out a particular task or duty, or a range of tasks or duties, more or less as would an employee, but with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience. This takes place weekly for 6-12 hours.

What does a work experience placement do?

Everyone on a work experience placement should be given the chance to try various tasks and develop skills that will make them more attractive to prospective employers. A placement provides you with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom; learn about working life and the working environment; meet challenges; and broaden your horizons. For you to get the most out of a placement you need to have clearly defined and realistic learning objectives; you will only be expected to undertake activities that help you to achieve those objectives.

Where can I find out about funding?

We do not arrange student finance, but you can choose to allow us to share some of the details from your application with your regional funding organisation. Further advice on funding available for UK undergraduates and information on how to apply for this can be found on the undergraduate student finance section on the UCAS website. Also, direct link to the student finance application page here

What are the entry requirements?


HNC - 96 UCAS points and a grade 4-9/A-C in English and Maths GCSE of equivalent such as a Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills. HND - Pass at HNC. BSc - Pass at HND.


HNC-96 UCAS points. Learners are required to complete three to five Scottish Highers in order to achieve the relevant 96 UCAS points total as below to progress onto the HNC Level 4 in Sport and Exercise Science.

Scottish Higher                                     UCAS points

A                                                               33

B                                                               27

C                                                               21

D                                                               15

Scottish Highers are the standard entry requirements for Higher Education. Also required are the National 5 (N5) grades A-C for English and Maths or equivalent.

Please note L5 numeracy and application of Maths will not be accepted.

What are UCAS Tariff points?

The UCAS Tariff is a way of allocating points to qualifications. Not all qualifications attract UCAS Tariff points for various reasons. We may accept your qualifications as an appropriate entry route, even if they don't attract UCAS Tariff points, especially if they are industry related. For more information, check out the UCAS Tariff page for more details.

What should I include in my Personal Statement?

You can read comprehensive advice and watch a video on writing a personal statement on the UCAS website. We have also included a blog post with input from universities which you may find useful.

How do I get a reference?

The reference process will vary depending on how you choose to apply; you can either register and apply through a school, college or centre that is registered with UCAS, or apply as an individual. For more support, click here

How do I apply?

You must apply for an undergraduate degree course online via UCAS. It provides guidance on filling in your UCAS undergraduate application

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