University of Sunderland

Degree level: Undergraduate

Physical Education and Youth Sport

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Course summary

Learn how to inspire children to develop healthy habits and a love of physical activity. Prepare for a range of career options in primary and secondary physical education and sports coaching. Make a difference that can last for a lifetime. You’ll be introduced to the national curriculum of primary and secondary physical education with an emphasis on child development, diversity and inclusivity. Sports coaching benchmark statements are embedded in the coaching element of the course which, combined with the physical education component, gives this course an emphasis on practical delivery. As part of the course, you’ll undertake a minimum of 277 hours in compulsory placement, gaining experience working with 3-11 year-old children and 11-16 year-olds as the course progresses. These practice elements take place throughout the three years of the course culminating in the final stage placement module (Professional Practice in Physical Education and Youth Sport 3).

Course details

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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This course requires you to have a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course if you are applying for year 1 entry. If offered a place on the course the University will pay for the DBS check and send relevant information on how to complete this in due course. Please be aware if you are seeking entry to year 2 or year 3/ Top Up you will not be required to complete a DBS check.

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

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Physical Education and Youth Sport at University of Sunderland - UCAS