UCAS code:
C610

Course type:
Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport

Study in a professional sports club-style environment. Work with elite athletes as part of our Sports Academy. Benefit from our connections with major sports clubs and governing bodies.

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. Learn from industry professionals and gain a teaching qualification alongside your 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.

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 will allow you to secure a paid role in a school as a teaching assistant 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.

Industry opportunities

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 80 hours of professional experience in a school or sports club in your first year, 120 hours in your second and 80 in your final year. 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.

Teaching

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.

Graduate destinations

  • 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
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

3 Year
Duration:
3 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics.

A Level | Typical offer is ABB or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject.

Vocational award | Typical offer is a DDM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Why study Sport at Hartpury University?

Our students go on to change the lives of professional athletes, as well as the people involved in community and school sports. They also graduate with valuable skills to succeed in a range of different careers.

You'll learn from lecturers who are also experienced industry professionals. Many have even been at the top their game in their specialist sporting areas. Find your Hartpury sports degree.

Key information

  • Tuition Fees

    Year of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
    2019Full-time£9,250£13,000

    Please note that some courses have additional fees - please see the course information sheet (available above) to see specific fee information for this course.

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  • University accommodation

    At Hartpury you could choose to live on campus surrounded by Gloucestershire’s beautiful countryside or off campus in the heart of Gloucester City centre.

    Whichever option you go for, you’ll get the best of both worlds.

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