• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The course offers you the opportunity to study a range of industry relevant principles to a higher level and apply this knowledge to sports and activity delivery in a range of settings. Where many institutions tailor programmes to those students with single career plans eg secondary PE teacher or performance sports coach, this course helps to keep your options available in addressing primary education, secondary education, community coaching, performance coaching and sports development.

Level
Level 4 Level 5 Level 6
Duration
3 years full-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
UCAS Code
8G66
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

YEAR ONE (LEVEL 4)

At Level 4 students follow a course of study which includes the following Core Modules:

  • The Sport and Leisure Industry
  • Introduction to Sport & Exercise Science
  • Foundations of PE and Sports Coaching
  • PE & the National Curriculum
  • Practical PE & Sports Coaching
  • Research Methods & Study Skills

YEAR TWO (LEVEL 5)

At Level 5 students follow a course of study which includes the following Core Modules:

  • Psychology for PE Teachers and  Coaches
  • Sport Development
  • Advanced Sports Coaching Practice
  • Advanced PE Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Professional Practice in Sport
    • Work placement within teaching or coaching

YEAR THREE (LEVEL 6)

At Level 6 students follow a course of study which includes the following Core Modules:

  • Sport & Society
  • Employability in Sport
  • Physical Activity, Exercise and Healthy Living
  • Contemporary Issues in PE & Sports Coaching
  • Major Independent Research Project

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 Ucas Tariff Points from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC to include either P.E. or a sports related subject
  • Access to HE Diploma in a Sports related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully. For example, those who have worked (either paid or voluntary) in sports coaching, fitness instruction, educational support and other related areas would be encouraged to apply. Alternatively, you may have spent a number of years in a completely different area, but have skills that are transferable to the area of PE teaching, sports coaching and sports development. Applicants will need to evidence IT skills and a willingness to participate in a range of practical sport and exercise activities.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

Progression and Employment

This degree programme prepares you for the world of work, and graduating students will be well equipped to enter employment in a variety of sport related settings. It is highly recommended that students seek short professional qualifications throughout this programme of study, such as National Governing Body sports coaching qualifications related to your chosen area of progression, to enhance your employability. A range of these will be offered to students (at a cost) throughout your course.

Revision programmes are available for undergraduates and graduates who require GCSE equivalency qualifications in Maths, English and Science or who need to refresh their current knowledge in order to pass Key Skills Tests for entry onto Initial Teacher Training programmes.

Note – this programme will not give Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to those wishing to become Secondary Physical Education teachers A further teaching qualification such as a PGCE would be needed to obtain QTS. Additionally, those wishing to become fully qualified sports coaches will need to complete an additional United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) provided by a National Governing Body (NGB) of sport . Though this degree programme will not incorporate the UKCC, a number of opportunities to complete such additional qualifications will be offered throughout the programme.

All students will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS – previously CRB) prior to starting the programme (at a cost to the student – seehttps://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview). This will be necessary in order to complete work experience for the Professional Practice module and to obtain paid employment in a PE teaching, sports coaching or sports development role in the future. Further details will be provided on enrolment in Freshers’ week.

POSTGRADUATE PLACES

Successful graduates on this course will be offered an automatic place on either our Masters or PGCE programmes, subject to meeting the appropriate entry requirements and academic references

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You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 Ucas Tariff Points from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC to include either P.E. or a sports related subject
  • Access to HE Diploma in a Sports related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully. For example, those who have worked (either paid or voluntary) in sports coaching, fitness instruction, educational support and other related areas would be encouraged to apply. Alternatively, you may have spent a number of years in a completely different area, but have skills that are transferable to the area of PE teaching, sports coaching and sports development. Applicants will need to evidence IT skills and a willingness to participate in a range of practical sport and exercise activities.

If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: 8G66

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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