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Physical Education and Sports Coaching

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UCAS Code: 8G66 | Bachelor of Arts - BA

Entry requirements

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You'll need to have: One of the following: 80 Ucas Tariff Points from at least 2 GCE A Levels or BTEC to include either P.E. or a sports related subject Access to HE Diploma in a Sports related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3 Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully. For example, those who have worked (either paid or voluntary) in sports coaching, fitness instruction, educational support and other related areas would be encouraged to apply. Alternatively, you may have spent a number of years in a completely different area, but have skills that are transferable to the area of PE teaching, sports coaching and sports development. Applicants will need to evidence IT skills and a willingness to participate in a range of practical sport and exercise activities. If your application is successful, you may be invited to attend an interview to discuss your ability and suitability for the course.

About this course

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Full-time | 2022


Sports coaching

This degree programme prepares you for the world of work, and graduating students will be well equipped to enter employment in a variety of sport related settings. It is highly recommended that students seek short professional qualifications throughout this programme of study, such as National Governing Body sports coaching qualifications related to your chosen area of progression, to enhance your employability. A range of these will be offered to students (at a cost) throughout your course.

Revision programmes are available for undergraduates and graduates who require GCSE equivalency qualifications in Maths, English and Science or who need to refresh their current knowledge in order to pass Key Skills Tests for entry onto Initial Teacher Training programmes.

Note – this programme will not give Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to those wishing to become Secondary Physical Education teachers A further teaching qualification such as a PGCE would be needed to obtain QTS. Additionally, those wishing to become fully qualified sports coaches will need to complete an additional United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) provided by a National Governing Body (NGB) of sport . Though this degree programme will not incorporate the UKCC, a number of opportunities to complete such additional qualifications will be offered throughout the programme.

All students will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS – previously CRB) prior to starting the programme (at a cost to the student – see This will be necessary in order to complete work experience for the Professional Practice module and to obtain paid employment in a PE teaching, sports coaching or sports development role in the future. Further details will be provided on enrolment in Freshers’ week.

This Degree is Validated by the University of Hull.

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