Institute of Human Sciences

Physical Education

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

This course is ideal if you wish to proceed to a PGCE or School Direct with a subject specialism in Physical Education (PE).

This course is ideal if you wish to proceed to a PGCE or School Direct with a subject specialism in Physical Education (PE).

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code C603
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Human Sciences

Why choose this course?

Please note this course is only available for level 5 (year 2) and level 6 (year 3) entry.

This course is ideal if you wish to proceed to a PGCE or School Direct with a subject specialism in Physical Education (PE).The aim of this degree is to equip you with the applied practical skills and teaching skills required to pursue a career in education.

You will study applied practical skills, child development and work-based practice, ultimately providing you with the knowledge and skills needed to teach PE. You will also study current issues in education, how children learn and develop, and how to plan and deliver practical sessions. You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills within a range of sports and physical activities, enabling you to examine the place of PE within the school curriculum.  

The BA (Hons) Physical Education? is just one of an exciting range of courses on offer at the University of Wolverhampton’s Institute of Sport and Human Science. Why not come and visit us at one of our Open Days.

If you are uncertain if this is the right sport course for you, have a look at this video to help you decide:

What happens on the course?

You will study applied practical skills, child development, pedagogical skills and work-based practice. The course involves both practical and theoretical study of the techniques and skills involved in teaching. In addition, you will study current issues in education, how children learn and develop, and how to plan and deliver practical sessions. Work-based learning and placements are central to this course, and you will gain experiences of primary and secondary school PE activities, working with younger children and adolescents.

In your third year, you will complete an individual project, based on a topic of your choice, as you prepare to embark on your teaching career. You will also explore a range of philosophies, historical viewpoints, current issues and comparative perspectives of PE.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

As a graduate of this course, you could proceed to a PGCE or School Direct and train to become a teacher with a specialism in PE. This course also provides the basis for a career in education, and other sectors such as sports coaching and youth related work. If you do wish to pursue a career in teaching you should be fully prepared to undertake a postgraduate qualification in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Upon completion of the PGCE or School Direct, you will be well equipped and qualified to undertake a teaching career.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

You will become equipped with a substantial knowledge of teaching and a set of skills and values to advance your career prospects, and take a substantial role in regional, national and international communities through PE teaching.

Practical competency and teaching skills are core to the BA (Hons) in Physical Education. These aspects are supported by an understanding of children and educational issues acquired in lectures and a variety of school placements. Throughout your studies, you will use a broad range of information technology to facilitate effective studies in PE, which will be vital for your future career. Work-based learning and placements are central to this course, and you will be required to teach across the six National Curriculum activity areas, which will be formally assessed as part of your degree.

The Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing series of seminars and lectures spans education, sport, care, psychology, health and wellbeing, bringing you a variety of engaging speakers and experts from the University of Wolverhampton and many other UK universities, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures

As a graduate of this course you will be able to:

  • use advanced technologies and systems to promote effective teaching of Physical Education and other related careers
  • demonstrate the necessary practical competency to pursue postgraduate routes into Physical Education teaching
  • critique, analyse and apply knowledge of the political, historical, and current issues in education and sport within schools
  • apply knowledge of how children develop and learn to assist in the planning and teaching of Physical Education
  • use knowledge of teaching combined with a set of enterprising skills and values that will advance your career prospects. In addition you will be able to take a substantial role in regional, national and international communities through Physical Education teaching.
 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Mandatory Costs

  • DBS required for this course at a minimum cost of £50
  • Uniform is provided for this course, however the University of Wolverhampton reserves the right to charge for extra uniform should this be required.
  • 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 in Career Development week 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

2020 Entry

This course is only available for level 5 (year two) and level 6 (year three) entry only.

  • HNC in Sports related subject with Pass grade
  • HND in Sports related subject with Pass grade
  • Foundation Degree in Sports related subject with Pass grade
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students will be expected to demonstrate an interest or enthusiasm for variety of sporting activities, and must be able to swim 25 metres on their back and front using recognised strokes.

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

If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £40.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete a physical activity readiness questionnaire prior to starting the course.

 

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

“I have both enjoyed and benefited from my time at the University of Wolverhampton. Socially the campus is great, and with most of the people on the Walsall campus enrolled on similar degrees there is a real sense of closeness to those around you. Playing sports with people from all walks of life is rewarding and of course without the University’s help and advice I’d never be enjoying a career as satisfying as teaching.”

“I gained invaluable experience from my work placement with a local high school to teach Physical Education, and it also gave me an insight into what I want to do for my career."

“As well as giving me an insight into many sports subjects, the course is helping me with my mental and physical approach to games. I am learning a lot about the body and how it adapts and it’s great to see this from the academic perspective.”
 
''Physical Education develops you holistically and it’s not only about the practical side but when we get in the sports hall we develop our theoretical knowledge and we put it in practice across all domains. We get to dance and do gymnastics which is really exciting for me as I have not practiced these before. Also participating in a variety of activities such as badminton, basketball, football and athletics really aids us to develop in a more holistic way. It is really fun because we are all here to learn and every time we learn something new, which can either be a new way of teaching or a new activity to teach.'' Erhan Ali, student 

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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