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Year of Entry 2021/22
BSc (Honours)

Physical Education and School Sport with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in Physical Education and School Sport, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A107
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
  • 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.
  • Put yourself in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study.
  • Develop personal and interpersonal qualities that prepare you to be a skilful practitioner in educational and managerial settings.
  • Explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport.

PE teachers can transform young people's lives. On this course you prepare for this rewarding career by studying physical education and school sports, including practical activities, sport science, sociology and philosophy, research and developing professional practice.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other sport foundation students, then move on to the degree.

The physical education profession can involve physically strenuous, psychologically demanding and emotionally taxing work. The teaching is based on learning principles that involve you in scholarships that are collaborative and which prepare you for professional development.

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 build your skills.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • practical workshops
  • work placements
  • coursework
  • examinations

In the foundation year, you build your Physical Education and School Sport interest and knowledge alongside developing your academic skills. You receive face-to-face feedback regularly during your modules in order to prepare you for the completion of your assignments. This will be via tasks set for you to undertake in the module seminars or in your independent study time.

Course leaders and tutors

Shane Kent
Shane Kent
Senior Lecturer

Shane is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Academy of Sport.

Applied learning

Work placements

A mandatory six-week (minimum) placement in an appropriate setting is a significant component of the course. This provides you with the opportunity to apply theory to real-world practice and further enhance your employability and professional skills. You also have the opportunity to undertake additional placements, internships and volunteer roles across a range of activities.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • secondary education
  • primary education
  • further education
  • leadership and managerial roles
  • project management
  • the police
  • the armed forces

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.

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Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work in a variety of world-class sports facilities including

  • the English Institute of Sport
  • Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
  • the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Science

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Find out about the Sports and Physical Activity subject area at Sheffield Hallam University.

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 24 (Grade D) from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • DDE at A Level.
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Science at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Foundation Project In Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Personal And Professional Skills For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Social Science For Health, Sport And Social Care Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional Practice One Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Games - Practical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Gymnastics - Practical Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Thinking Sociologically And Philosophically Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Outdoor And Adventurous Activities Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sport Science One Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Athletic, Aquatic And Dance Activities Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Professional Practice Two Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research In Physical Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Sport Science Two Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Politics Of Physical Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Practical Pedagogy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Developing Professional Practice Three Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Health And Exercise Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Sport Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pe Spaces, Identity And The Body Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Physical Education As A Tool For Social Control/Change Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/2022 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Sport and physical activity courses (PDF)

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