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Birmingham City University

UCAS Code: 1053 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

C,D,D

80 UCAS tariff points from three A Levels. Grades CDD (or equivalent). Required subjects: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Psychology or Physical Education at A Level or level 3 equivalent, at grade C or above. Excluded subjects: General Studies; Critical Thinking; Extended Project.

Pass with 60 credits, 45 credits at level 3. Accepted subjects: Biology, Chemistry or a Health-related subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

This course does not require evidence of GCSE qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Obtain a minimum of 24 points overall. Required subjects: One of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Higher level.

Minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. Required subjects: Sport, Health or a Science-related subject at Higher level.

80 UCAS tariff points. Diploma accepted with one A Level or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Extended Certificate accepted with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Accepted subjects: Biology, Sport; Applied Science; Health.

80 UCAS tariff points. Diploma accepted with one A Level or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Extended Certificate accepted with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Accepted subjects: Biology, Sport; Applied Science; Health.

80 UCAS tariff points. Diploma accepted with one A Level or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Extended Certificate accepted with two A Levels or equivalent level 3 qualifications. Accepted subjects: Biology, Sport; Applied Science; Health.

80 UCAS tariff points from three Advanced Highers (DDD) or two Advanced Highers (DD) plus two Highers (DD). Required subjects: Sport, Health or Science subject at Higher level or above.

80 UCAS tariff points from three Advanced Highers (DDD) or two Advanced Highers (DD) plus two Highers (DD). Required subjects: Sport, Health or Science subject at Higher level or above.

T Level

Pass (C and above)


Pass overall (C or above on the core). Accepted subjects: Science.

UCAS Tariff

80

About this course

Course option

4years

Full-time including foundation year | 2024

Subject

Sports coaching

Our BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education will help you develop the pedagogical practice required to coach athletes across a range of ages and abilities, as well as gain knowledge of all areas of the Physical Education curriculum at both Primary and Secondary school level. Following graduation, you will be in a position to gain employment within a sports coaching or school sport setting or embark on postgraduate studies.

We will help you develop a keen understanding of your own coaching and teaching philosophy, along with providing you with knowledge of industry and cultural factors that influence the wider context of sport. You will benefit from practical application of the theoretical underpinnings of coaching and PE teaching and have access to hands-on experiences.

Physical education continues to be an important part of Government agendas, so with this in mind, you will also learn relevant and up-to-date information that is linked and mapped to the National Curriculum for Physical Education (NCPE). You will be taught the contemporary information that educators within this sector require. It won’t just be about sport either; you'll be looking at different aspects of health and people at opposite ends of the health spectrum. It's a chance for you to gain the knowledge and skills needed to negotiate different challenges in your future profession.

To help build these skills, you'll go on placements, working face-to-face and gaining first-hand experience in a coaching and/or school environment, something which will enhance your future employability.

**Foundation Year**
The BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education with a Foundation Year course has been specifically designed to support your transition to degree-level study in Sport. As a student, you will undertake a foundation year situated at level 3 study, which has been designed as a prelude to your chosen degree course, providing opportunities for you to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding. Your learning journey through your foundation year will provide a secure platform on which you can build throughout your academic career in higher education.

As part of the foundation year, you will explore and develop a number of essential academic, interpersonal and professional skills that will help you succeed in your future degree level studies.

On successful completion of your foundation year, you are guaranteed to progress on to the first year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Coaching and Physical Education degree. If you are interested in progressing on to one of our other Sport degrees, this will be subject to space available on those courses and on meeting the relevant entry requirements, which may include passing an interview.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£16,085
per year
International
£16,085
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
Sports coaching

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation

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