Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Sport Coaching and Physical Education

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Course summary

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This BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree is designed to ensure that you acquire the pedagogical practice needed to coach athletes across the spectrum of ages and abilities combined with knowledge of the landscape and practicalities of teaching physical education (PE) in schools. We will develop your coaching, teaching, learning and leadership skills, enabling you to become an employable graduate. You may decide to use these skills to embark on a Masters in Coaching or to apply for a postgraduate course to apply for Qualified Teacher Status. This course will also develop a range of employability skills, enabling you to enter into an extensive range of different professions (e.g., sports coaching, teaching, sports management). We will help you develop a keen understanding of your own coaching and teaching philosophy, along with providing you with industry and cultural factors that influence the wider context of sport. You will gain practical application of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and PE teaching and have access to hands-on experiences. Physical education continues to be an important part of Government agendas, so with this in mind, you will also learn relevant and up-to-date information that is linked and mapped to the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE).

Course details


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 code1052
Institution code B25
Campus nameCity South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus codeE

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Contextualised reduced tariff offer: 96 tariff points or equivalent e.g. A-level CCC, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD Please visit: https://www.bcu.ac.uk/student-info/offer-making-strategy for more information about contextual offers.
A level Must include one of Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology or Physical Education at Grade C or above excluding General Studies, A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health
Access to HE Diploma 60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remaining 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 30 must be achieved at distinction and must include Biology or Chemistry. Must have Mathematics, Science and English Language GCSE at 4 or equivalent prior to application. GCSE equivalencies only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'
Scottish Higher CCCCC Must include Mathematics, English language and a science subject. Must have been achieved at the point of application.
AS AA - EE Must include one of Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology or Physical Education at Grade C or above excluded General Studies, A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Biology, Sport, Applied Science or Health Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include Sport, Health or Science related subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Extended Project Not accepted
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1). Must include Physical Education, Sport, Health or Science related subjects
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Minimum of 5 GCSE's, including Double Science, Mathematics and English Language grade 4 or above. No equivalents accepted Must have been achieved at the point of application and in one sitting.
HNC (BTEC) P Sport, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
HND (BTEC) P Sport, Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Physical Education, Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Physical Education, Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma 112 tariff points Physical Education, Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma 112 tariff points Physical Education, Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Not accepted

British bachelor's degree 2.2 or above In a related subject. In a related subject. Non-relevant subjects may be considered if you have evidence of sport, health or science qualification at A-level standard. Postgraduate qualifications Pass Science - to be reviewed by programme lead.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Applicants should be aware that qualifications, personal statement, numeracy & literacy tests, interview and references all form part of the selection criteria for this course. We will also be incorporating the completion of a behavioural styles assessment: the Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire (CPSQ) before you are invited to a Selection Day. We are using it alongside the other selection criteria to ensure a fairer and more objective approach to assessing personal readiness for healthcare training. If your application is successful, we will then be running interviews during January, February, March and April for our September intake


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7with no subtest below 6.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with no subtest below 6.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


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
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport Coaching and Physical Education at Birmingham City University - UCAS