UCFB

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Buckinghamshire New University

Physical Education with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Students will fully explore the fundamentals of physical education and sport pedagogy, including applied practical skills, child development, pedagogical skills, sport policy and practice. Practical and academic studies analyse the effects of exercise on the body and undertake a range of physical activities experienced at different levels and ages of pupils. Students will explore the national curriculum at primary and secondary school level and be involved in the full range of practical areas: major games, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, dance and outdoor and adventurous activities. This will enable you to have a complete background to move onto PGCE teacher training or be a community sport leader. The programme will also consider key youth sport issues such as the obesity crisis and the need to promote physically active lifestyles. The foundation year will introduce students to the fundamental principles of sports coaching and the role and responsibilities of the coach within a range of contexts, including legal obligations, problem solving, analysing, professional conduct and the ability to develop the skills necessary to plan, deliver and review the successful delivery of a sports coaching session.

Course details

Modules

Foundation Year Modules: Preparing for Success in Higher Education; Employability and Enterprise; Principles of Sports Coaching; Study Project Year 1 Modules: Assessment & Curriculum Design; Fundamental Sports Science within Physical Education; Games and Athletic Activities; Sport Pedagogy and Skill Acquisition Year 2 Modules: Contemporary Issues in PE; Gymnastics and Dance; Research Methods; Working with Children Year 3 Modules: Group and Behaviour Management; Research Project; Swimming and Outdoor Education; Youth Physical Activity and Health

Assessment method

This programme is predominantly assessed through a combination of Practical examinations and coursework.


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.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level DDE
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Applicants who do not meet the programme's minimum entry requirements will be asked to attend an interview and assessment at a UCFB campus.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6A minimum of 5.5 required in each specific band.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Please see https://www.ucfb.ac.uk/ for information on tuition fees and funding opportunities at UCFB, including our Undergraduate Scholarships and Bursaries scheme.

Physical Education with Foundation Year at UCFB - UCAS