Make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people through physical education and school sports. Gain experience in primary and secondary schools, as well as sports clubs. Develop the subject-relevant knowledge you need to progress onto the BSc degree.
Inspire young people to get active and develop essential life skills through sport. This degree will enable you to play a pivotal role in improving young people’s physical, social and emotional development, as well as their abilities to make confident decisions about their futures.
This foundation year pathway provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BSc qualification.
You’ll develop skills in a range of activities, looking closely at movement, games, swimming, and outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA), benefiting from field trips to outdoor education centres across the UK. You’ll have opportunities to obtain additional qualifications, such as FA Primary Teachers Award, hockey teacher's award and RFU coaching levels. Embedded within the programme, you'll also have the opportunity to achieve the Level 5 Certificate in Primary PE Specialism. This could help you secure a paid teaching assistant role in a school while you're studying.
In your first year you’ll develop the foundations of your physical education practice. You’ll gain work experience in a school or sports club, as well as with young people learning on-campus. The curriculum will play a key role in your learning this year, as you develop creative teaching techniques and gain new confidence to work with young people across all key stages of it.
In your second and final years, you’ll cement your passion for primary or secondary school education in relevant work placements. You’ll also complete your dissertation, which will enable you to develop specialist knowledge in an area that interests you and that you can use to strengthen your practice. By the end of your degree, you’ll have a strong professional portfolio, which you can use to showcase your practical skills and experience to potential employers.
Supported work placements are central to your development and learning on this degree, to ensure you graduate prepared to take your next step. You'll undertake up to 200 hours of professional experience in a school or sports club over the course of the three-year programme. Many of our students choose to work for one of our partner organisations including Active Gloucestershire, TT Adventures, Hartpury Primary School, Gloucester and Forest Alternative Provision School, Marling Grammar School and Badminton Independent School. Others decide to gain experience through their own relationships further afield.
This course is ideal for those who...
Are passionate about using sport and physical activities to improve the lives of young people.
This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study.
Learning and assessment
You will be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.
- PGCE Primary or Secondary
- Initial Teacher Training (School’s Direct)
- Teaching Assistant, primary school
- NEAT training or community sports
- Camp manager/physical activity leads, Just Camps
- Postgraduate study, eg MSc Coaching Science