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Physical Education (including a Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Chester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Take your first steps to a career in PE teaching through a theoretical and practical approach to planning and delivering lessons to a range of different groups.

Course overview

Our BSc in Physical Education (PE) is a course that is aimed at students who are considering a future career in teaching PE. The course covers the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as providing you with the opportunity to gain experience of planning and delivering lessons.

Why study this course with us?

This course has been designed by former PE teachers to reflect the knowledge and experience required by students who are aiming to move into the profession. All modules are delivered by experienced PE staff with strong academic profiles, who are aware of the knowledge and skills required to be a successful PE teacher. All three levels of study involve teaching experience across a range of age ranges and in a variety of activities.

Teaching methods

Taught modules involve access to laboratories and sport facilities, including a 4G pitch and swimming pool. While there is a heavy focus on practical learning, there are opportunities to work with groups of local schoolchildren.

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways that reflect the content of each module and the professional focus of the degree. Assessments may include taught lessons, presentations, essays, written reflection/actions, and practical performances.

Job prospects

The University of Chester offers both the PGCE and Schools Direct route into initial teacher training (ITT) so there is a clear transition available. Staff will provide all students with the relevant guidance in order to complete their application through UCAS and a range of support with the interview process.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    72nd out of 83 5

    28th out of 84 11

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    111 64%

    59th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    44th

    29
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    127 64%

    41st

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    11th

    2

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