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Sheffield College

Physical Education and School Sport Foundation Degree

UCAS Code: SP11

Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


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64

64 UCAS points from one of the following: A Levels / AVCE / BTEC National Diploma / Access to Higher Education qualification

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2019

PE teachers can transform young people's lives. On this course, you will gain a thorough understanding of Physical Education (PE) in schools and wider communities, which will allow you to make a real difference to the development of young people. Throughout this Foundation Degree, you will develop your teaching, learning and leadership skills, enabling you to become a highly employable expert on PE and school sport. It aims to develop subject knowledge and understanding of the concepts, processes and content of the National Curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in primary, secondary and further education.

Over the duration of the course, you will develop skills in a range of sports including traditional sports, aquatics and outdoor adventure, benefiting from learning at world class sports facilities such as the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve a range of additional qualifications such as NGB Level 1 and 2 Coaching Awards, alongside the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport. You will be supported to gain experience of working in primary and secondary school settings, all of which will allow you to secure various paid roles in a PE school setting.

In undertaking this course, you will have the opportunity to inspire young people to get active and develop essential life skills through PE and school sport. This will enable you to play a pivotal role in improving young people’s physical, social and emotional development. You will develop your personal and interpersonal qualities that prepare you to be a skilful practitioner in educational settings. You will also explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport, putting you in the privileged position of being able to transform the lives of young people.

Your primary location of study will be Hillsborough Campus but some of the course will also be delivered at external venues:
The Sheffield College, City Campus (Games - Practical Activities Module)
Sheffield Workshop Gymnastics, London Road (Gymnastics - Practical Activities Module)
OAA facilities, inc. a residential in the Peak/Lake District (Outdoor And Adventurous Activities Module)
English Institute of Sport, Sheffield (Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities Module)
Hillsborough Leisure Centre (Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities Module)

Applicants who study a SHU-validated Foundation Degree will receive an offer for their designated full time honours degree progression route at Sheffield Hallam University provided that they submit an application via UCAS within the deadline.
The offer of a place on the Level 6 BSc(Hons) PE and School Sport degree made by the University will be subject to:
Successful completion of the Foundation Degree programme and a minimum average grade of 55% at Level 5  
Submission of a satisfactory personal statement and reference
Meeting the University's literacy and numeracy requirements
Satisfying any additional specific course requirements for entry to the designated progression route (eg., successful completion of associated transition studies, portfolio, interview or any non-academic conditions)
Upon completion of the full BSc(Hons) PE and School Sport, you will be in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study, such as:
PGCE Primary or Secondary
Initial Teacher Training (School’s Direct)
Postgraduate study (eg various Masters degrees in Sport, Physical Activity, and Education)

Modules

Year 1
Developing Professional Practice - 20 credits
Games - Practical Activites - 20 credits
Gymnastics - Practical Activities - 20 credits
Introduction to thinking sociologically and philosophically - 20 credits
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - 20 credits
Sport Science One - 20 credits

Year 2
Applied Athletic, Aquatic and Dance Activities - 40 credits
Developing Professional Practice Two - 20 credits
Research in Physical education - 20 credits
Applied Sport, Exercise and Health Science - 20 credits
Socio-cultural Impacts on PE and School Sport - 20 credits

Assessment methods

The course is structured around a combination of taught, directed and self-directed learning opportunities. You are expected to undertake multiple roles and staff will help you to build your personal and academic skills.
You will learn through:
Lectures - including guest speakers
Seminars
Practical workshops - performance and assessment
Work placements
Coursework
Examinations

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£6,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,500
per year
Scotland
£6,500
per year
Wales
£6,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hillsborough Campus

Department:

Sport and Leisure

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