Hartpury College
BSc (Hons)

Physical Education and School Sport



Course Overview

This new programme will offer students the opportunity to gain skills and understanding of a range of aquatic, adventurous and expressive activities central to the requirements of the school physical education curriculum.

Hartpury provides the ideal learning experience for those seeking a career as a Physical Education teacher. The course consists of specific modules designed to provide the specific skills, knowledge and experience to successfully apply for a PGCE in either Primary or Secondary education.

A key aspect of the programme will be to provide a ‘gradient’ of developmental ‘in-school’ experiences away from the lecture theatre and across all levels of the award. In designing the programme, we have drawn heavily on the expertise and guidance of practitioners in the region, such as current PE department heads and teaching staff. These experts have directly influenced programme structure and content so that it is both current and relevant for students interested in physical education and school sport.

Career opportunities include primary and secondary teaching (via successful application for a PGCE), professional internships, sport development and the possibility to continue with postgraduate study, which includes our own MSc Coaching Science.

The programme can be completed full time in three years; part time routes are available and should be planned with your programme manager

To help you make the most of your degree at Hartpury we have decided to provide professional related accreditation for exceptional students starting at Hartpury this September.  Having a DBS check is mandatory before you can undertake your school placement. Hartpury will facilitate and pay for your DBS check prior to your placement taking place.

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. 

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Entry Requirements


Five GCSEs at Grade C or above to include English, Mathematics and Science.

Tariff points range

280 - 320

A level subjects grades

Two A2s to include a biological science/PE/Psychology/Sport Studies subject

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades


International Baccalaureate

24 Points




Applicants will be expected to undergo a criminal record check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

For the most up to date information on your programme, you can find your course information sheet here

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In Brief


3 Years

Tuition fees

Fees for September 2017 entry

UK: £9,250
EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
International: £11,250
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

EU students starting this course in Sept 2017 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

When should I apply

You can apply for September 2017 entry now.  Please check the UCAS website for application deadlines.

How to apply

You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England. The Hartpury UCAS code is H22. If you feel that you have accredited prior learning please contact us to discuss your application.

If you want to study this degree on a part-time basis, please apply directly to Hartpury. Contact the Admissions Team +44 (0) 1452 702244 or email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk  to request a part-time university application form.

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    • Coaching Practice Portfolio
    • Skill Acquisition
    • Curriculum studies
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology
    • Sport pedagogy portfolio
    • Coaching children
    • Health Related Exercise
    • School Sport Development
    • Dissertation
    • Sport education
    • Professional Development

course blog post

02 Dec 2016

Sports Round-up 02.12.16

There were some mixed fortunes this week, with a shock result for Hartpury’s top rugby players, as well as some commendable performances including a massive victory for the women’s rugby stars and good efforts from two non-academy sporting teams on their first major outing of the season.

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