PE teachers can transform young people's lives. On this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of Physical Education (PE) in schools and wider communities, which will allow you to make a real difference to the development of young people. Throughout this Foundation Degree, you will develop your teaching, learning and leadership skills, enabling you to become a highly employable expert on PE and school sport. It aims to develop subject knowledge and understanding of the concepts, processes and content of the National Curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in primary, secondary and further education. Over the duration of the course, you will develop skills in a range of sports including traditional sports, aquatics and outdoor adventure, benefiting from learning at world class sports facilities such as the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve a range of additional qualifications such as NGB Level 1 and 2 Coaching Awards, alongside the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. You will be supported to gain experience of working in primary and secondary school settings, all of which will allow you to secure various paid roles in a PE school setting. In undertaking this course, you will have the opportunity to inspire young people to get active and develop essential life skills through PE and school sport. This will enable you to play a pivotal role in improving young people’s physical, social and emotional development. You will develop your personal and interpersonal qualities that prepare you to be a skilful practitioner in educational settings. You will also explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport, putting you in the privileged position of being able to transform the lives of young people. Your primary location of study will be Hillsborough Campus but some of the course will also be delivered at external venues: The Sheffield College, City Campus (Games - Practical Activities Module) Sheffield Workshop Gymnastics, London Road (Gymnastics - Practical Activities Module) OAA facilities, inc. a residential in the Peak/Lake District (Outdoor And Adventurous Activities Module) English Institute of Sport, Sheffield (Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities Module) Hillsborough Leisure Centre (Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities Module) Applicants who study a SHU-validated Foundation Degree will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS within the deadline. The offer of a place on the Level 6 BSc(Hons) PE and School Sport degree made by the University will be subject to: Successful completion of the Foundation Degree programme and a minimum average grade of 55% at Level 5 Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference Meeting the University's literacy and numeracy requirements Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg., successful completion of associated transition studies, portfolio, interview or any non-academic conditions) Upon completion of the full BSc(Hons) PE and School Sport, you will be in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study, such as: PGCE Primary or Secondary Initial Teacher Training (School’s Direct) Postgraduate study (eg various Masters degrees in Sport, Physical Activity, and Education)
Year 1 Developing Professional Practice - 20 credits Games - Practical Activites - 20 credits Gymnastics - Practical Activities - 20 credits Introduction to thinking sociologically and philosophically - 20 credits Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - 20 credits Sport Science One - 20 credits Year 2 Applied Athletic, Aquatic and Dance Activities - 40 credits Developing Professional Practice Two - 20 credits Research in Physical education - 20 credits Applied Sport, Exercise and Health Science - 20 credits Socio-cultural Impacts on PE and School Sport - 20 credits
The course is structured around a combination of taught, directed and self-directed learning opportunities. You are expected to undertake multiple roles and staff will help you to build your personal and academic skills. You will learn through: Lectures - including guest speakers Seminars Practical workshops - performance and assessment Work placements Coursework Examinations
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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 are unable to accept international applicants due to UK visa restrictions.
It is strongly recommended you have GCSE English Language & Maths at Grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent) to access this course as it is a requirement for progression to top up to honours degree. Applicants who do not should contact the Course Leader to discuss studying these qualifications alongside the Foundation Degree. All students over the age of 21 will be considered, including those without formal qualifications. We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact the course leader to discuss any issues you may have.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Up to date DBS check (this is a mandatory requirement that all students obtain at the start of the course)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7500||Year 1|
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