Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physical Education with Foundation Year

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Course summary

If you don’t have the required UCAS points to secure a place on the full degree programme, this integrated foundation year will enable you to transition onto our BA (Hons) Physical Education course, preparing you for academic life at university. As part of your foundation year, you’ll:

  • Study four sport-related modules -These will introduce you to the subjects included on each of our 10 routes, from sport development and sport and exercise science to coaching and lifelong health
  • Study two additional modules that will help you develop the academic and study skills needed to successfully transition from school or the workplace to higher education
As part of your course, you’ll:
  • Study at our world-class sports facilities on campus, taking part in a range of physical activities across the three years
  • Discover all aspects of physical education, including different teaching and learning approaches, how to work inclusively with diverse groups, and the benefits of lifelong physical activity
  • Gain hands-on experience by working with young people in a variety of settings including teaching PE in primary, secondary and special schools, engaging with external organisations, and leading community groups

Course details


Foundation Year Modules:

  • Introduction to Applied Pedagogy
  • Introduction to Sport Development and Social Sciences
  • Developing Lifelong Health and Performance
  • The Sporting Environment
  • Introduction to Higher Education Study Skills
  • Introduction to Careers in Sport
Year 1 Core Modules:
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 1a (Games, Dance, Outdoor & Adventurous Activity)
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 1b (Aquatics, Athletics, Gymnastics)
  • Scientific Foundations of Human Movement for PE
  • The Making of Modern PE
  • Sociology of PE
  • Psychology of Motor Learning
  • Personal, Professional & Academic Development
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 2
  • Employability in PE
  • Research Methods for PE
Plus at least one from the following year 2 modules:
  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Human Movement for PE2
  • Applied Social Science of PE
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list Year 3 Core Modules:
  • PE & Sport Pedagogy 3
  • Final Year Project
Plus at least one from the following year 3 modules:
  • Analysing Human Movement
  • Contemporary Issues in PE & Youth Sport
  • Applied Psychology
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14000 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 £14000 Year 1

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Physical Education with Foundation Year at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS