Discover the theory behind physical education and sports activities in schools and the wider sporting community. Master the fundamentals of learning and develop engaging teaching techniques. Put your knowledge into practice and inspire young people to stay active with this hands-on course. Do you have a passion for sport and inspiring young people to get active? Our physical education and school sport degree will give you the tools to promote the benefits of movement. Our course combines theory and practical sessions, giving you the opportunity for hands-on learning in our outstanding sports facilities. We’ll help you build on your skills and sporting know-how year on year. You’ll become confident working in a school setting in children’s physical activity and health, or youth sport. Start with the basics of the developmental processes, from birth to physical maturity. Then combine this with an understanding of movement skills. We’ll explore areas like growth and movement development. We’ll look in-depth at the complexities involved with physical activity such as the impact of children’s backgrounds and their learning environments. Everything you learn will align with the fundamentals of teaching young people. You’ll develop skills in critical evaluation and data analysis, and graduate with key transferable research skills. With a broad understanding of the key age groups, you’ll know the key similarities and differences between them. This course is the perfect springboard for a career in youth sport or children’s physical activity and health. Or if you decide you want to teach, you’ll be ready to move on to a PGCE.
Please visit our website for information on available modules.
Assessment is varied. You will learn to write essays, undertake projects, prepare poster presentations, plan/deliver/evaluate teaching sessions and propose and write a piece of original independent research. We may use formal examinations from time to time, but they never account for more than 50% of the marks for any module.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Ormskirk (Main Campus)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
International students should visit our website for further information: www.edgehill.ac.uk/international
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|