Newman University, Birmingham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The Foundation Year offers an innovative new pathway into your degree. It is the first part of a four-year degree programme. It provides an alternative route for those unable to meet the traditional entry requirements for a three-year degree. It will prepare you for your degree studies in a supportive and stimulating learning environment. Why study this course?
- This course provides students with exposure to and experience of working with young people in educational settings, and opportunities to develop skills in effective teaching and learning which are built upon throughout the course.
- Learning opportunities prepare students for careers in educational settings, especially for postgraduate routes into teaching (esp. physical education), and the learning experiences provided are informed by relevant professional bodies (e.g., Association of Physical Education [AfPE]) and government departments (e.g. Department for Education), to help prepare students for the requirements and standards expected of teachers.
- Through taught modules (e.g., through study visits) and the second year work placement module, students are provided with opportunities to apply their learning
- In the final year students are provided with the option to undertake a research-based dissertation or a negotiated Work-Based Research Project. This opportunity for choice will further enable students for their chosen destination routes following graduation.
- Students receive a broad foundation of modules in their first year. This structure is unique in that it allows students the flexibility to change course and progress straight into the second year of another sports programme if they wish to.
- The course is taught in dedicated facilities on one campus. The Human performance lab, indoor sports hall, strength & conditioning suite, aerobic conditioning suite, group exercise studio, full size outdoor 3G pitch, dedicated seminar rooms and staff offices can be found within a 100 yard radius of each other.
For a full listing of modules for years 1, 2, and 3 of this course, please go to the Sport and Education page of the Newman University website.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Newman University|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
This course is not accepting applications from international learners.
|UCAS Tariff||48 - 95 points|
All students begin by applying through UCAS. Those with considerable work and life experience of a complexity that demonstrates an aptitude to study at degree level, but with no formal qualifications, may also be accepted. Different degree pathway options available at the end of the Foundation year have different entry requirements. Whilst not a condition of entry onto the Foundation Year, students wishing to enter particular routes will need to meet these by the time they complete the year.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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Clearing contact details
We will be on the phones and online from 7am-5:30pm Thursday 13th August, 8:30am-5:30pm Friday 14th August 8.30am-1.00pm Saturday 15th August and back again at 8:30am Monday 17th August all through the week between 8:30am-5:30pm. We will also be on social media (Facebook, Twitter and WhatsAp?) and have a LiveChat facility on the website to ask questions and receive offers of a place at Newman University (subject to verification of meeting entry requirements). Out of office hours - 24 hour answerphone
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