Sports Coaching and Physical Education with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education will help you develop the pedagogical practice required to coach athletes across a range of ages and abilities, as well as gain knowledge of all areas of the Physical Education curriculum at both Primary and Secondary school level. Following graduation, you will be in a position to gain employment within a sports coaching or school sport setting or embark on postgraduate studies. We will help you develop a keen understanding of your own coaching and teaching philosophy, along with providing you with knowledge of industry and cultural factors that influence the wider context of sport. You will benefit from 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). You will be taught the contemporary information that educators within this sector require. It won’t just be about sport either; you'll be looking at different aspects of health and people at opposite ends of the health spectrum. It's a chance for you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to negotiate different challenges in your future profession. To help build these skills, you'll go on placements, working face-to-face and gaining first-hand experience in a coaching and/or school environment, something which will enhance your future employability. Foundation Year The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education with a Foundation Year course has been specifically designed to support your transition to degree-level study in Sport. As a student, you will undertake a foundation year situated at level 3 study, which has been designed as a prelude to your chosen degree course, providing opportunities for you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding. Your learning journey through your foundation year will provide a secure platform on which you can build throughout your academic career in higher education. As part of the foundation year, you will explore and develop a number of essential academic, interpersonal and professional skills that will help you succeed in your future degree level studies. On successful completion of your foundation year, you are guaranteed to progress on to the first year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree. If you are interested in progressing on to one of our other Sport degrees, this will be subject to space available on those courses and on meeting the relevant entry requirements, which may include passing an interview.

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City South Campus, Edgbaston
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6overall with no subject below 5.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with no subject below 5.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £16085 Year 1
International £16085 Year 1

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Sports Coaching and Physical Education with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS