Physical Education at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS

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Course summary

This degree is designed for students who have identified Physical Education teaching (primary and secondary), or youth sport, as a future career route. All the practical areas of experience identified in the National Curriculum for Physical Education are included as core or optional modules.


Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; optional; Graduate Attributes Framework module) Creative Education through Movement (20 credits; compulsory) Facilitating Adventurous Activities (20 credits; compulsory) Human Physiology and Fitness (20 credits; optional) Introduction to Health and Exercise Psychology (20 credits; optional) Learning in a Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) Physical Education and Aquatic Activities (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) Developing your Professional Profile (20 credits; Placement) Research in Health, Exercise and Physical Education (20 credits; compulsory) Competitive Activities: A Models Based Approach (20 credits; compulsory) Exercise Physiology (20 credits; optional) Foundations in High Quality Physical and Outdoor Learning (20 credits; compulsory) Health and Well-Being in Education (20 credits; compulsory) Sport and Exercise Psychology (20 credits; optional). International Independent Study Abroad module (optional against another 60cr at L5). Year Three – Level 6 (BA) Assessment in Physical Education (20 credits; compulsory) Coaching Pedagogy (20 credits; optional) Curriculum Adventure (20 credits; compulsory) Education, Sport and Physical Education (20 credits; compulsory) Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) Perspectives in Health and Physical Activity (20 credits; optional).

Assessment method

In line with the philosophy underpinning the degree, there is a strong emphasis on learning and teaching methods in the assessment of modules. While good quality of personal performance is encouraged, it is not a focus of assessment in the practical based modules. Rather, issues of inclusion, entitlement and differentiation are embedded in many of the assessments, and students are required to plan and evaluate their own and other students’ teaching. Students learn how to present a balanced evidenced argument through their formal written work, as well as via individual and group presentations. Within the final year students will design and conduct their own research project or critical portfolio in a specialist area of their choice. Specific types of assessments include; essays, laboratory reports, presentations (group and individual), practical tasks, examinations (seen and unseen papers).

How to apply

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Carmarthen Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

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Physical Education at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS