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.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Policy and Practice in Sport and Physical Education; Introduction to Coaching and Teaching; Sociology and Psychology of Physical Education and Coaching; Physical Activity and Health Promotion; Applied Pedagogy – Models Based Practice; Inclusive Physical Education and School Sport; Working in Physical Education and School Sport; Contemporary Debates in Physical Education and Sport.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.
If you already have a 2022 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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.