Secondary Education, Physical Education and Sport (Accelerated)

Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Are you passionate about sports and physical education? Do you want a career that involves educating children and young people about the benefits of physical activity? Secondary Education, Physical Education and Sport is an accelerated degree, which means you'll graduate after just two years. You'll broaden your career options by developing strong subject knowledge in physical education and sport, while learning the key principles of educating children. ​You'll learn about our current education system and how children and young people learn effectively within it. You'll explore the social, psychological and physiological factors affecting learning and participation, as well as getting plenty of practical teaching experience in games, athletics, outdoor adventure activities, gymnastics, dance and swimming. Our teaching is designed to prepare you for your career, with a strong focus on developing key skills such as independent learning, teamwork and responsibility. We take the same approach to assessment, which is a mix of coursework, practical teaching, oral presentations, examination and project work. Putting theory into practice, you'll complete three intensive block placements as part of your degree. You'll get the chance to observe professional practice and analyse what makes teaching effective, as well as applying what you've learnt by delivering your own teaching. You'll graduate in just two years with strong subject knowledge in physical education and sport, ready to begin your career in sport or progress on to postgraduate teacher training. Placement opportunities You'll benefit from 20 weeks' of professional work experience, thanks to the three placements you'll complete during your degree. You'll get the chance to experience a variety of different school and educational environments and settings, enhancing your CV and giving you a competitive edge when you graduate. Graduate opportunities If you want to become a PE teacher, you'll have a competitive edge when applying for postgraduate teacher training. You'll also be well-prepared for other careers working with children and young people through sport and physical activity, in both educational and community settings.=

Course details


The modules are designed to enhance your subject knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning in Physical Education. These include: Introduction to Education, Learning and Development, Active Children and Secondary Physical Education, Researching Children and Young People, Issues in Secondary Education, Organising and Managing Sport, and Youth Sport and Health.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeX1C6
Institution code L24
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Grade C/4 (or higher) in GCSE English Language

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £11250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015 Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Secondary Education, Physical Education and Sport (Accelerated) at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS