Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physical Education and School Sport (2 year programme)

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Course summary

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Are you looking to progress your career in an accelerated format, preparing you for postgraduate teacher training in a shorter time period? This programme will allow you to complete our Physical Education and School Sport degree in two years. This has many advantages, allowing graduates to potentially qualify as a teacher earlier. You’ll prepare for a wide range of careers by studying physical education and school sport in its broadest sense. Exploring the full lifecycle of physical education, you’ll gain knowledge and experience of physical education for primary and secondary school children, how to develop physically literate young people to enable them to live active, healthy lives, as well as building active schools and their communities. Within the two years you’ll study a combination of theoretical and practical modules, covering themes such as psychology, sociology, sport science, pedagogy and philosophy. This is a practical and vocational degree, so you’ll apply your learning to games, athletics, outdoor adventurous activities, gymnastics and dance. Gaining professional experience is crucial, so we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice throughout your degree. You’ll complete professional work placements in a sport setting of your choice, which could be in the UK or potentially abroad. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a potential career in teaching via a PGCE, as well as a range of other careers in physical education and sport. Professional placements Our past students on PE programmes have assisted teaching in primary and secondary schools, delivered fitness sessions alongside personal training and strength and conditioning professionals, and gained enterprise experience with entrepreneurs. Some students have worked with county sports partnerships or national governing bodies for sport, such as the Football Association, Rugby Football League and England Netball. Career opportunities Graduates can go on to work as Physical Education teachers (following acquiring Qualified Teacher Status), sports coaches, sports development officers, personal trainers, health trainers or set up their own businesses as providers of school sport.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 You’ll be introduced to the academic disciplines relating to physical education and school sport. The academic theory you learn is closely aligned to practice, introducing from the onset the vocational nature of the course. Study modules may include pedagogy, sociology of sport, sports science, research methods, sports policy and philosophy, and will be applied across a range of sports and physical activities. Year 2 Your second year of study will build on your subject knowledge, drawing together key themes and understanding how they all relate to physical education in an interdisciplinary way. You will explore in greater depth the areas of pedagogy, sociology, sports science, research methods and philosophy and how these are applied to the school curriculum. As you work towards graduation you will become a more independent, critical and analytical learner. You will be assessed in practical and applied settings where you can showcase your level of development and preparation for the workplace.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
X1C6
Institution code:
L24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* 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 £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. 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.
Physical Education and School Sport (2 year programme) at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS