Step towards success and complete your undergraduate studies with our Physical Education and Sports Coaching (BA Hons) Top-up Degree. This in-depth programme will further refine your sports coaching and teaching skills, allowing you to deliver sports sessions effectively. No matter your aims we’ll support your game plan. Are you seeking a sports-related career as a coach, sports coordinator or physical education teaching assistant? Building on your existing knowledge, this course encourages you to develop your understanding and application of classroom activities, methods of assessment and use of technology for teaching purposes in preparation for progression. With this programme, you’ll deepen your understanding of sports coaching and PE. You will undertake industry simulations and gain experience, with our excellent coaching links, to develop your teaching practices. Your final project will allow you to specialise, partner with schools or clubs and prepare for further study or employment. In preparation for your career in the fast-paced sports industry, you’ll have plenty of coaching work opportunities with local sports organisations. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a three-week work placement in Örebro, Sweden or Vierumäki, Finland.
The five teaching modules of the BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching may include: Independent Major Study (40 credits) Optimising Learning and Development (20 credits) Contemporary Issues (20 credits) Practical P.E. and Sport Coaching (20 credits) Technology Enhanced Learning (20 credits)
The course will consist of 60% coursework, 20% practical delivery and 20% presentations, in order to offer you the closest real-life experience to secure future employment. The practical and classroom assessment methods will simulate workplace assessments to increase your knowledge, experience and ability to acquire employment. Other assessment methods will aim to develop your verbal and written communication skills, which are essential for future employment. Examples of assessment methods used within the course are:
- Practical sessions will assess the quality of planning and delivery to meet the desired learning outcomes of the session.
- Written reports will assess the ability to utilise theory for optimising the development of students and athletes across both classroom and practical settings.
- Presentations will assess the appraisal of concepts and theories, current practices and the proposition of practical solutions for future development across areas of sport coaching and physical education.
- Practical delivery
- Individual Research Project
- Research Proposal
- Classroom Lesson Observation
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
Foundation Degree: Pass on the second year of an Foundation Degree in sport, physical education or coaching related subject. HND: Merit grade in a relevant subject. GCSE English: English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. GCSE Maths: Maths Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component. International Qualifications: International qualifications will be assessed against these criteria. DBS Checks: Students will also be required to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service process (DBS) prior to commencement on placement, which will be paid for by the department. Interviews / auditions: A successful interview required. References: An appropriate reference required to evidence practical exercise and suitability for the course.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Students will also be required to complete the Disclosure and Barring Service process (DBS) prior to commencement on placement, which will be paid for by the department.
A successful interview required.
An appropriate reference is required to evidence practical exercise and suitability for the course.
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
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