Barnsley College Higher Education

Sport, Physical Education and Health (Top-up) Barnsley College Higher Education Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Leeds Trinity University


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Course summary

This top-up degree is for students wishing to convert their Foundation Degrees or Higher National Diplomas into full Degrees at Level 6. Some example careers you may wish to progress into include a Sports Development Officer, Physical Activity Co-ordinator, PE Teacher, Sports Lecturer, Sports Coach or Health Advisors (among others). The course adopts a range of contemporary methods of delivery and assessment to assess your understanding of key concepts. Individualised and regular work experience and professional development are important parts of the course and something of which all students will be required to partake in, in addition to understanding the critical research process. The course tutors, class sizes and approach to personal tutoring offer a more personalised Level 6 learning and higher education experience.

Course details


The programme will consist of small lectures, theory seminars, discussion groups and workshops as well as project work, reflection and independent study. You will be required to work in groups as well as independently. You will be required to plan, deliver and evaluate in a range of practical settings and environments as well as prepare for classes by research and completing activities as directed by the course tutors. You will be encouraged throughout the curriculum to be active in your skills-development and may have the opportunity to be involved in the wider work of the College’s Health and Fitness or Sport Academies or Physical Activity and Sports Development team

Core Modules:
1. Dissertation (40 credits)
2. Community Sports Development (20 credits)
3. Critical Issues in Physical Education (20 credits)
4. Professional Context Project (20 credits)
Optional Modules:
Student must choose one.
5. Physical Activity and Health for Young People (20 credits)
6. Health Trainer and Behaviour Change (20 credits)

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff You must have completed a relevant Level 5 qualification with an achievement average of at least 50% at Foundation Degree and be able to demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as part of small groups in both practical and academic settings. As your programme will involve you working with young children and vulnerable adults you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

You will need to complete a formal application via UCAS and attend an informal interview to ensure that the course meets your needs and interests. You must be able to demonstrate a commitment to either sports development, physical activity promotion, physical education, sports coaching and leadership or the health industry and be committed to your own personal development as well as demonstrating some experience of working in these sectors in an appropriate capacity.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

As your programme will involve you working with young children and vulnerable adults you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5,995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,995 Year 1
Scotland £5,995 Year 1
Wales £5,995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are quoted based on 2018 entry information and are subject to change for 2019.

Provider information

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Barnsley College Higher Education
PO Box No 266
Church Street
S70 2YW

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01226 216106