Birmingham City University

Physical Education and School Sport with Foundation Year Birmingham City University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Gain a thorough understanding of physical education in schools and wider communities with our Physical Education and School Sport with a Foundation Year course.

This course encompasses the contemporary place and role of school-based physical education, activity, and health and sport. Physical education continues to be an important part of Government agendas, so with this in mind, you'll learn relevant and up-to-date techniques and information.

You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BSc degree. We'll develop your teaching, learning and leadership skills, enabling you to become a highly employable expert on physical education and school sport.

So if you're interested in becoming a sports coach or teacher then this could be the course for you! Visit the Birmingham City University website or get in touch to find out more.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 X15F
Institution code B25
Campus name City South Campus, Edgbaston
Campus code E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level CDD A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects. Must include one of Sport Science/Studies, Physical Education, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science
General Studies not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
Access to HE Diploma Sport or Science related pathway
60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remaining 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 15 must be achieved at merit or distinction including 9 in science or health subjects. Must have Mathematics, Science and English Language GCSE at 4 or equivalent prior to application.

GCSE equivalents only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent'
Scottish Higher Not accepted
AS AE A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. To obtain a minimum of 80 points
Must include one of Sport Science/Studies, Physical Education, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science
General Studies not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Minimum of 5 GCSE's, including Double Science, Mathematics and English Language grade 4 or above. No equivalents accepted
Must have been achieved at the point of application and in one sitting.
HNC (BTEC) P Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
HND (BTEC) P Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points points overall Students who do not complete the IB Diploma and who achieve the minimum of 11 points from two Higher Level subjects, will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates. Students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted
For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above,
OR
English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 80 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

Must include Sport, Health or Science related subjects
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DM Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points.
Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points.
Sport & Physical Activity or equivalents
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points
Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points.
Sport & Exercise Science or equivalents
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 80 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades DDD. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of DD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of DD in two Highers).
Must include Sport, Health or Science related subjects

More about foundation year programmes

By studying a foundation year in either Health and Life Sciences, Children, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.

You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc or BA degree.

So although you are studying a BA or BSc in a specific course – for example, Children’s Nursing, Health Studies, Midwifery among many of possible options – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.

This flexibility is one of the great things about foundation year categories (Health and Life Sciences, Childhood and Education or Sport and Exercise Science), allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.

Important Note:

Upon completion of your Foundation Year, if your chosen course is regulated by a professional body such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council or the National College for Teaching and Leadership, you will be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for the specific programme which will include an interview in order to proceed onto year one of the full degree programme. Entry onto year one of the degree programme will also be subject to a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health Assessment if these are required for your chosen programme.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 with no subtest below 6.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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