Skip to main content

Foundation Degree Sports Surface Management (UCAS Code K300)


This Foundation Degree is for those who are currently studying or have already completed Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels or a National/Extended Diploma. Validating Partner: Harper Adams University.


This course provides vocationally-based study to train first-line managers for the sports surface industry. It aims to meet the staff shortages in the industry and provides a balance of modules which gives students a practical and scientific background to manage turf grass and to provide the best possible playing surfaces.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Grades

Applicants will normally have 5 GCSE’s or above including English, maths and science at Grade C or above. Achievements at level 2 in appropriate Functional Skills will also be considered as an alternative for English and maths and Merit grades or above in Science based modules at Level 3 can be used as an alternative to GCSE Science.

UCAS Points

Applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of 120 UCAS points (NPTC pass, = 120 points; merit = 240 points). Applicants will normally have studied a two-year level 3 programme at A Level or a vocational Level 3 Diploma.  In addition applicants will be expected to show achievements in science modules at Merit grade or above in vocational programmes. This reflects the science based nature of the programmes. Applicants without appropriate achievements in Science may be asked to undertake an assessment of scientific knowledge. Applications from those that have significant life or work experience after leaving compulsory education will normally have studied and achieved an Access to HE course or successfully completed a minimum of a one year level 3 courses and/or  be able to demonstrate that they are working at an appropriate level in English, maths and science through an assessment process.

Further Study

The one year top up route to the BSc/BSc (Hons) Degree in Applied Horticulture and concentrating your studies on sports surface case studies for the assessments.