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Passionate about sport? Thinking of inspiring the next generation of young people to take part in sport and physical activity through a career in teaching or coaching? This degree will give you career flexibility by developing broad, transferable skills that can take you into either of those career choices. We will help you to understand the concepts, theories and principles of coach education, sports coaching and teaching primary physical education.

 


Course Benefits

  • Excellent preparation for studying a PGCE or other teacher training routes in Primary Physical Education.
  • Gain teaching, coaching and volunteering experience in the UK or abroad in the USA, Africa or Australia.
  • The opportunity to achieve a Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Level 2) and NGB Coaching awards.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

You will be supported to build your own volunteering and coaching portfolio alongside your degree in settings within local community sports clubs, professional clubs, schools and university student teams. All students will have the opportunity to achieve a Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Level 2) plus many other sports coaching awards.

You will be taught by experts who have industry experience and are currently doing their own research, so that you are kept up-to-date with the latest developments in coaching and education. You will learn in a variety of different ways and a large amount of your degree is practical-based. This will provide you with real-life experiences where you can apply theory to practice, which will prepare you well for your chosen career when you graduate.

The practical components of your degree will be very handy for being the physical education subject specialist teacher in a primary school and the ability to plan lessons will put you on the front foot when planning across the wider curriculum on a teacher training course.

Read our full course terms and conditions and course fees and additional costs.​

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: 
  • Active Children and Primary Physical Education; 
  • Primary Physical Education; 
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences;
  • Coaching and Assessment of Performance; 
  • Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice; 
  • Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition; 
  • Youth Sport and Health;
  • Physical Activity and Behaviour Change

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • SHN4142 - Research Methods 1
  • SHN4342 - Sport and Exercise Performance Studies
  • SHN4362 - Primary Physical Education 2
  • SHN4422 - Coaching Process and Practice
  • SHN4432 - Active Children and Primary Physical Education 1
  • SHN4992 - Ethics, Society and Employability

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN5142 - Research Methods 2
  • SHN5152 - Professional Development and Placement 2
  • SHN5162 - Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition
  • SHN5202 - Coaching and Assessment of Performance
  • SHN5212 - Community Health and Fitness
  • SHN5242 - Event Management
  • SHN5252 - Primary Physical Education 3
  • SHN5262 - Sport Psychology: Theory to Practice

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • SHN6164 - Dissertation
  • SHN6192 - Professional Learning Through Work
  • SHN6202 - Physical Activity and Behaviour Change
  • SHN6232 - Youth Sport and Health
  • SHN6262 - Sport and Society
  • SHN6272 - Issues and Leadership in Physical Education
  • SHN6312 - Management and Development of Sports Coaching

*11% EXAMS | 83% COURSEWORK | 16% LECTURE TIME

​*according to the latest figures from HESA


At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.

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Most of the modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group workshops or practical activities. For example, Physical Education and Sports Coaching students will learn the delivery methods required to teach Physical Education and Sport through practical sports sessions. Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), is called 'Moodle' and we use this to support student learning in and out of class sessions, through e-resources, providing 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.

Students will carry out two work-placements in Year 1 and 2, which add up to 11 weeks of experience in the workplace. Placements are tailored to the degree programme that the student is studying so that students can be assured that they will gain a professionally relevant experience to give them the skills needed for future careers. For example a student studying Primary Physical Education and Sports Coaching will take a placement either within a school or in the area of Sports Coaching.

In the final year of study students will complete a Dissertation worth 40 credits which is a research project in an area of specific interest to the student.  The research is often carried out within real-world settings involving projects for organisations or schools so is professionally relevant for both the employer and student towards future career opportunities.

All students are offered opportunities to develop professional skills, to link with employers and mentors and our alumni in their final year. At Leeds Trinity we have a dedicated Sports Development Co-ordinator and a team of staff who help students to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering as well as gain National Governing Body Sports Awards related to your graduate prospects.


Assessment
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here.  

Modules on this programme are delivered through a combination of lectures and small group tutorials/seminars. In primary education we are aware that students learn best when able to draw on their own and others' experiences and ideas, so we include opportunities within teaching sessions for group work and discussion. We have excellent teaching facilities which include resources and ICT that would be found in schools so that there is opportunity to practise new skills with tutor support.

On this programme students undertake periods of school based training in each year. In order to meet the Teachers' Standards (2012) students will be assessed in each placement and will receive detailed formative feedback and target setting with school and college staff. Over the programme of the 3-year programme students will spend 24 weeks on school based training in two partnership schools. Leeds Trinity has been graded as outstanding in partnership and has a strong relationship with over 300 schools across the region.

In addition to these 24 weeks, students have a 2-week alternative professional work placement which can be in a setting other than a mainstream primary school e.g. special school; hospital school; school abroad; museum education centre; children's centre.

We are aware that many students want to teach in Catholic schools, so we also offer the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies as an addition to the core programmes. Students can also request to have a placement in a Catholic school, which we aim to accommodate. Our history as a provider of teachers for Catholic schools goes back over 40 years and we are proud of our relationship with the diocesan schools from Leeds and surrounding areas.

You will have the opportunity throughout the programme to engage in extra-curricular activities and volunteering related to teaching. The department arranges occasional seminars and presentations from outside agencies which enhance student awareness, for example in 2012 we presented an evening related to Regio Emilia from teachers who had adapted the approach for their own classrooms. Other activities have included a forest school club; music sessions; trips to cemeteries and archaeological sites – all of which enhance the student experience and relate well to teaching.

We make extensive use of Moodle, Leeds Trinity's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), to support class sessions, and of e-resources to enable 24/7 access to learning materials from off-campus.
Typically, our entry offer for this degree course is 112 UCAS tariff points.

Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language and Maths.  GCSE Science is usually preferred but not essential.

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

Any offer of a place on this course will be subject to receipt by Leeds Trinity of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

​​You will be sent a DBS Enhanced Disclosure application form if you are offered a place and accept it. You should hand in the application, relevant identification documents and payment (£44) following receipt of your application form and guidance, usually from May onwards. It is important that you do this as soon as possible to prevent delays with any funding you may be entitled to receive.

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk​​​​​

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University.  
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
  • There is the opportunity ​to study abroad​ which will incur additional costs. This would be discussed on an individual basis.
  • A Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Level 2) and NGB Coaching awards.
Catherine Rowlands

Catherine Rowlands

This course combines practical and theoretical components of Physical Education and Sports CoachingStudents will be made to feel engaged in developing their subject knowledge and develop those all-important employability skills through many opportunities to gain coaching awards, take part in residential trips, join University Sports teams and Societies, take part in recreational fun sports and become part of our sports development programmes to develop our University sport.

Academic staff profiles

I’m Catherine Rowlands, a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University. I have been at the University for 10 years following a career working in school sport and community sports development. I’m currently the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Primary Physical Education and Sports Coaching.

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Professional Work Placements

More about placements

You can continue study on a PGCE Primary Education course and become a primary teacher or work directly in sports coaching for a local authority, private company, charity or a National Governing Body (NGB) for Sport. You could also progress onto an accredited postgraduate course with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA EducationEarly Years Teacher Status (Postgraduate Employer Based) and PGCE courseswhich we provide here at Leeds Trinity. 

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 

 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

 
Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of youruniversity life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds. 

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What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.

Primary Physical Education and Sports Coaching Unistats
For some of the Unistats in the box to your right, the results you’ll see are actually a combination of results from our other related programmes.  This is because we keep our programme sizes low at Leeds Trinity to create a better learning experience, which means there aren’t enough responses for Primary Physical Education and Sports Coaching alone to be represented in the Unistats data.

This lack of published data within Unistats for this programme at Leeds Trinity doesn’t reflect the quality of the programme – it just reflects the smaller, more personalised learning experience which Leeds Trinity is famed for! If you need any further information on the Unistats data, please just contact us at enquiries@leedstrinity.ac.uk or on 0113 283 7150.

Top 10

We're in the top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (according to the Guardian University Guide 2015)

Top 15%​

​We're in the top 15% of all UK universities for teaching quality (according to the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016)

£6 million​

​Leeds Trinity's £6 million development of 198 en-suite bedrooms and self-catered accommodation is situated on campus only a few minutes' walk from the main building

2nd in the UK​

​We're ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction with feedback and assessment, according to the 2016 Guardian's University Guide

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