This pathway is for students wishing to gain an academic and practical understanding of the changing world of Sport, Physical Education and more broadly, Coaching and Development industries. Some example careers you may wish to progress into include Teaching, Sports Lecturing, Physical Activity and Participation, Sports Coaching and Sports Development (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 is an important part 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 learning and university experience. The course is designed with a view to preparing students for employment or progressing on to a Level 6 Top-Up Degree, for example, our current BA (Hons.) Top-Up Degree in Sport, Physical Education and Health. We also offer exciting additional qualifications at discounted rates for the students on this programme, for example, Governing Body awards related to Coaching and Leadership. Personal Training and Sports Massage.
Classes will be made up of a mixture of lectures, taught and theory seminars and discussion groups as well as practical, reflection and private study. You will be required to work in whole and small group teams and 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 reading as directed by teachers (otherwise known as directed activities).
Students will be encouraged throughout the curriculum to be fully active in their skills-development and may well be involved in the wider work of the Sports Academy or sports development or coaching community. Students will have the opportunity to work in local organisations and other relevant agencies where and if appropriate.
1. Physical Education & School Sport
2. Foundations of Sports Development
3. Fundamentals of Teaching & Coaching
4. Psychology of Physical Activity
5. Introduction to Academic Research Skills
6. Principles & Practice of Self-development
1. Physical Education & Curriculum Studies
2. Social & Contemporary Issues in Sport
3. Practical Skills in Sports Development
4. Sports Coaching Pedagogy
5. Advanced Academic & Research Skills
6. Employability, Entrepreneurship & Creativity
Assessment will be varied and devised by teachers to best meet the needs of students and the course with most units assessed via coursework. Coursework assessments could take any form but are likely to include essay, reports, presentations, professional discussions, research, group activities as well as practical assessment, evaluation and reflection.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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.
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
We no longer accept Tier 4 International applications
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||Students should have completed a suitable Level 3 qualification and be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently, in groups and be able to work with tutor support and guidance in both practical and academic settings. Students will need GCSE English at grade C/grade 4 (or an alternative equivalent). Students without such formal applications are very much encouraged to apply, particularly from applicants who can demonstrate commitment and ‘work-related’ experience that is appropriate.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP||All students will be invited to attend an informal discussion interview to ensure that the course meets the applicant’s needs and interests; this may be on the telephone or face-to-face. All applications are considered individually. Students must be able to demonstrate a commitment to either coaching, physical education or the sports-related development sectors and be committed to their own personal, professional and academic development|
As your programme may involve you working with and delivering activities to a range of age groups, you may be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5,995||Year 1|