Barnsley College Higher Education

Sport, Physical Education and Health (Top-up) Barnsley College Higher Education Degree level: Undergraduate


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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, PE Teacher, Sports Lecturer or Sports Coach. Individualised and regular professional development obtained through work experiences are important aspects of the course and something of which all students will be required to partake in.

Course details


Assessment will be varied and devised by teachers to best meet the needs of students and the course. There are no formal examinations and most units are likely to be assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments are likely to include essays, reports, presentations, professional meetings, research and reflections, group activities as well as undertaking a dissertation which includes a Research Proposal and Ethics submission. Further to this, students will need to demonstrate a minimum of 188 hours of appropriate ‘work experience’ over the course of the academic year. Units studied include; Community Sports Development, Issues and Leadership in Physical Education, Youth Sport & Health and Professional Learning Through Work.

How to apply

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C6N8
Institution code B13
Campus name Barnsley College Higher Education Church Street Campus
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

You must have completed a relevant HND qualification at minimum Merit grade or 2.2 grade 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.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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 2017 entry information and are subject to change for 2018.

Provider information

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

Course contact details

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01226 216106