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Course details

Subject area

Sport, Health and Physical Education

UCAS tariff points

112

Start date(s)

2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (2 years)

Course overview

Are you looking to progress your career in an accelerated format, preparing you for postgraduate teacher training in a shorter time period?

This programme will allow you to complete our Physical Education and School Sport degree in two years. This has many advantages, allowing graduates to potentially qualify as a teacher earlier.

This course is subject to validation. You can still apply for this course while it is being approved.

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses, such as the timings of our placement provision, to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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About this course

You’ll prepare for a wide range of careers by studying physical education and school sport in its broadest sense. Exploring the full lifecycle of  physical education, you’ll gain knowledge and experience of physical education for primary and secondary school children, how to develop physically literate young people to enable them to live active, healthy lives, as well as building active schools and their communities.

Within the two years you’ll study a combination of theoretical and practical modules, covering themes such as psychology, sociology, sport science, pedagogy and philosophy. This is a practical and vocational degree, so you’ll apply your learning to games, athletics, outdoor adventurous activities, gymnastics and dance.

Gaining professional experience is crucial, so we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to put theory into practice throughout your degree. You’ll  complete professional work placements in a sport setting of your choice, which could be in the UK or potentially abroad. 

By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a potential career in teaching via a PGCE, as well as a range of other careers in physical education and sport.

Why study with us?

  • Graduate in two years.
  • Graduate with substantial real-world education experience, thanks to the professional work placements included with your degree.
  • Enhance your CV. You’ll have the opportunity to gain voluntary experience alongside your studies.
  • Open doors to a range of graduate careers, especially teaching but potentially also coaching, fitness and sport development.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study.

Modules by Year

Year 1

You’ll be introduced to the academic disciplines relating to physical education and school sport. The academic theory you learn is closely aligned to practice, introducing from the onset the vocational nature of the course.

Study modules may include pedagogy, sociology of sport, sports science, research methods, sports policy and philosophy, and will be applied across a range of sports and physical activities.

Year 2

Your second year of study will build on your subject knowledge, drawing together key themes and understanding how they all relate to physical education in an interdisciplinary way. You will explore in greater depth the areas of pedagogy, sociology, sports science, research methods and philosophy and how these are applied to the school curriculum.

As you work towards graduation you will become a more independent, critical and analytical learner. You will be assessed in practical and applied settings where you can showcase your level of development and preparation for the workplace.

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff112
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/grade 4 or higher in English Language.
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Student Finance

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2021/22.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • 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.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Our past students on PE programmes have assisted teaching in primary and secondary schools, delivered fitness sessions alongside personal training and strength and conditioning professionals, and gained enterprise experience with entrepreneurs. Some students have worked with county sports partnerships or national governing bodies for sport, such as the Football Association, Rugby Football League and England Netball.

Career opportunities

Graduates can go on to work as Physical Education teachers (following acquiring Qualified Teacher Status), sports coaches, sports development officers, personal trainers, health trainers or set up their own businesses as providers of school sport.