School of Sport

BA (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

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BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
UCAS Code
C629
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years),Part-time (6 years)
Campus location
Walsall Campus
School
School of Sport
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Why choose this course?

This innovative course has been approved by the Association for Physical Education in recognition of the high quality professional development, including qualifications, provided. The course is designed to provide you with rich learning experiences to equip you with the tools to teach and coach. These experiences will provide you with planning, leading and reflection skills that form the basis of fulfilling the role of a teacher and coach.

Placement modules are a leading feature of the course allowing you to gain hands-on experience and mentoring. You will develop your ability to work within professional settings to facilitate a future career within Physical Education and School Sport.

For more information about sport at the University of Wolverhampton please see our WLV Sport Page

 

 

The course is endorsed by the Charted Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA), ensuring that you meet the requirements of potential employers. Course content aligns with the employer-set professional standards of a gym instructor, and will equip you with all the skills and competencies you'll need to stand out from the crowd.

What's unique about this course?

  • Partnerships from 2020 to 2023 involve students collaborating with various local and national organizations such as British Judo, England Squash, Commonwealth Games, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and West Bromwich Albion FC.
  • Lecturing staff on the course are practitioners in Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) with expertise in Gender, Race, Disability, and LGBTQ+ equality.
  • Student support is a priority, with a focus on nurturing strong relationships to provide ongoing personalized guidance and assistance to students.

What happens on the course?

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1. You will experience learning opportunities and assessments within practical contexts informed by contemporary theory and research.

2. Placement modules will allow you to gain hands-on experience and to receive mentorship within professional environments throughout the course.

3. Our employability modules enable you to explore career pathways in physical education and school sport and engage in career development planning that prepares you for graduate-level employment in a competitive industry.

4. Each year you will have opportunities to participate in career development activities and network with employers from the sports industry.

5. You will be taught by teaching staff that have track records with the teaching profession and in the leadership and management of Physical Education Departments and School Sport.

6. You will have the opportunity to transfer to a sandwich placement year in a physical education and school sport context. Our sandwich placement option allows you to take a full-year work placement, which can be undertaken abroad. A number of students in our department have been successful in securing places on these schemes in countries such as Spain, France, Canada and the US.

The University's Department of Sport in the Institute of Human Sciences has been awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze Department Award in recognition of their work to support gender equality.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • We're proud to confirm our £300 travel fund helping eligible new UK full-time undergraduate entrants* with the costs of travel continues for students starting in 2019/20 and 2020/21! For further information please click here. 

  • 99% sports graduate employability*. Our students get jobs!

  • Free university branded sports kit for all students in their first year.
  • We have a proud history of delivering sector-leading sports courses in partnership with major sporting organisations in the Black Country and West Midlands.
  • Specialist sports facilities including human performance and movement labs with an environmental chamber and 3D motion capture software; physiotherapy and sports therapy suites; sports performance clinic; elite strength and conditioning suite; multi-million pound Sports Centre; 3G football pitch; tennis/netball courts.
  • Inspirational teaching staff who are cutting edge practitioners and researchers in their subject areas.
  • Access to motivating, high level sports coaches who work with our WLV Sport teams.
  • Sports Scholarships available up to £4,500 across the three years of a degree (subject to successful Scholarship application).
  • Innovative block curriculum delivery model, including modules focussed on introducing you to Higher Education, and developing your employability

For more information about sport at the University of Wolverhampton please see our WLV Sport Page

*Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • Enhanced DBS required at a minimum cost of £40. The cost of the DBS is determined by the Government and further information can be found here - GOV.UK / Disclosure and Barring Service.
  • Uniform is provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to make a charge.
  • You will be required to provide appropriate foot wear at a cost of approximately  £50-£60

Optional Costs

  • Various Sporting professional body memberships *prices will vary depending on body.
  • Various certified courses are available via My Course + More, ranging from £0 - £200.

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC  (at least one A Level should normally be in a Science subject (e.g. Applied Science; Biology; Human Biology; Physics; Chemistry; Environmental Science, Psychology, Health and Social Care or PE)
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM in a Sport and/or Science subject
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD in a Sport and/or Science subject
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activities or 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence - grade Distinction

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Entry to this course requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and an Occupational Health Check.

Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Occupational Health Check:

Due to the professional nature of some of our courses you may also be required to complete a Declaration of Health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.  We will coordinate both of these non-academic conditions with you should your course require this and you receive an offer from us

There will be no cost for the DBS this is free to applicants who have secured an offer and have chosen to study at the University of Wolverhampton.

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Olympic superstar Kristian Thomas has added a First Class degree from the University of Wolverhampton to his long list of accolades (September, 2019).


The captain of Great Britain’s men’s gymnastics team at Rio 2016 said: "It’s a very proud moment after three years of hard work to be in the Grand Theatre with my cohort and my peers and the people who have helped me including the academic staff. I was out of education for quite a few years so to come back into it was a little bit daunting but they made that process so seamless. I’m very proud to come to the end of the three years and to come away with a first class honours as well."

Watch Kristian's full video here | Press Release (Express and Star)

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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