Why Physical Education? Our Physical Education (PE) degree allows you to build a knowledge of primary or secondary school PE, school sports development or teaching children with special educational needs. You’ll analyse and develop a range of teaching approaches, while optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to suit your own passions and career ambitions. Offering an ideal platform to progress to a teacher training qualification such as a PGCE, the course could also prepare you for a range of other roles in community sports partnerships and national governing bodies of sport. With opportunities to gain experience on relevant placements in educational settings, from schools to coaching companies, our graduates stand out from the competition. You’ll draw on the expertise of experienced lecturers and gain practical experience teaching a range of pursuits, from traditional sports such as football and tennis, to activities such as Ultimate Frisbee and Zumba. There are opportunities to develop your CV by gaining coaching qualifications such as the FA Primary/Secondary Teachers Awards (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). You’ll also benefit from brand new sports facilities at our Oxstalls campus, including an international-standard sports arena, 3G pitches, dedicated pitches for rugby, hockey and football and a cricket pavilion and pitch. This is in addition to our range of state-of-the-art sport and exercise science labs, fitness suites and strength and conditioning facilities. Why University of Gloucestershire? Physical Education (with Foundation)
In your first year explore the purpose of PE, lesson planning and delivery, and inclusive practice. In practical sessions examine innovation in games teaching, applied sciences and 'physical literacy', developing competence and confidence in children through PE. In your second and third years you'll have the opportunity to take modules linked to outdoor adventure activities – athletics, swimming, adapted PE and more – including a field trip to an outdoor education centre in the Brecon Beacons. Your final year focuses on refining your teaching practice, developing your teaching of GCSE and A-level courses. The course includes a balance of theory and practical learning. You'll be assessed through practical sessions, podcasts, coursework, presentations and post-placement reflection exercises.
How to apply
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
We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.
English Language requirements
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Fees and funding
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