University of Central Lancashire

Sport and Physical Education University of Central Lancashire Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This unique course provides a perspective student opportunity to develop and deliver their skills in a variety of key areas. As well as combining the practical and theoretical elements of Physical Education and Human Movement, the student will also be taught the theoretical underpinnings of Sport from a socio-cultural perspective. Students will have the opportunity of a work placement in their second year and there is potential for students to undertake a sandwich year between second and third year.

As sport incorporates many disciplines, this programme gives the student more options as the courses progresses, so that students can follow a path of strength for them. The opportunities offered throughout this programme will help to strengthen the students profile and experience and the regular links made within industry will make the student an attractive candidate for post graduate study or for when they enter the job market.

This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry. In addition, there are options for study exchanges in Europe and North America.

You’ll get valuable opportunities to meet potential employers from a large number of sports organisations and learn about life in the sports industry. The course has been designed to thoroughly prepare you for a diverse range of career opportunities from performance enhancement, teaching and personal training to sports management, public services and health management. Some graduates have gone on to work in the commercial and retail sectors.

Course details


Year 1: An Introduction to Physical Education, The Evolution of Sport in Society, Lifestyle and Human Movement, Synoptic Module Event Delivery

Year 2: Applied Principles of Teaching in Physical Education, Contemporary Issues in Sport, Developing Human Movement and Healthy Lifestyles, Synoptic Module Research Conference

Year 3: Research Project OR Consultancy Project OR Entrepreneurship and Enterprise for Sport, Health and Wellbeing, Contemporary Physical Education and School Sport. Select 3 from: Sociological Issues in Disability Sport, Sport and Politics, Applied Healthy Living and Human Movement, Human Movement and Sport Conditioning

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Physical Education Association

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
A level 104 -112 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma 106-112 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 104 -112 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104 -112 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 -112 UCAS points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D - D*D*
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM - DDM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D - D*D*
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 -112 UCAS points

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
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

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

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