Full time: 3 years, Part time 6 years. Sandwich option. Core modules are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Some option modules are outside of this block.
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
C6X1; Short form:
Preston (Campus code: U)
This unique course provides a perspective student opportunity to develop and deliver their skills in a variety of key areas. As well as combining the practical and theoretical elements of Physical Education and Human Movement, the student will also be taught the theoretical underpinnings of Sport from a socio-cultural perspective. Students will have the opportunity of a work placement in their second year and there is potential for students to undertake a sandwich year between second and third year.
As sport incorporates many disciplines, this programme gives the student more options as the courses progresses, so that students can follow a path of strength for them. The opportunities offered throughout this programme will help to strengthen the students profile and experience and the regular links made within industry will make the student an attractive candidate for post graduate study or for when they enter the job market.
280 points at A2 - General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma : Distinction, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma : D*D*
Access to Higher Education : 30 level 3 credits at Merit
International Baccalaureate : 25 Points
GCSEs : 5 at grade C including Maths and English
IELTS : Grade 6 with no sub score lower than 5.5
112 - 128 UCAS points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: D*D*
Pass access to HE with 112 Points.
International Baccalaureate 28 - 30P.
GCSE 5 at Grade C including Maths and English or equivalent.
IELTS 6.0 with no Component lower than 5.5
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.
Please note the title of this course will change from 2017 entry to BSc (Hons) Sport and Physical Education. For further details please see our Important Information
Choose one (compulsory)
The BA (Hons) Sport and Physical Education course provides a perspective student opportunity to develop and deliver their skills in a variety of key areas. As well as combining the practical and theoretical elements of Physical Education and Human Movement, the student will also be taught the theoretical underpinnings of Sport from a socio-cultural perspective. Students will have the opportunity of a work placement in their second year and there is potential for students to undertake a sandwich year between second and third year.
The course examines a range of themes and issues within a sports context and encourages students to develop a broad-based academic and vocational understanding of sport to allow maximum flexibility and personal development. The multi-disciplinary approach, allied with the potential to focus upon physical education, allows students to progress into teaching in the future.
You will gain vocational qualifications strengthening the link with industry and have the opportunity to undertake work placement modules, which are part of the optional curriculum and improve your employability.
Furthermore, you will gain vocational qualifications strengthening the link with industry and have the opportunity to undertake voluntary work placement modules, which are part of the optional curriculum and improve your employability.
During the first year, you will study four core modules - The Making of Modern Sport, Sport and Society, Introduction to Physical Education and an Introduction to Exercise Leadership and Gym Orientation. In addition, you choose one elective from a range of choices that includes modules in Coaching Pedagogy, Sporting Infrastructure, Introduction to Sport Business Management or a language.
In Year 2, you’ll spend time in a school on a compulsory placement. The second year comprises three core modules in Sports Issues and Ethics, Applied Principles of Teaching Physical Education and Health and Fitness. Relevant optional and elective modules include Sport Business Marketing, Sociological Issues in Disability Sport, The Right to Play, Managing Sports Events, Sports Development in Action or Work to Learn.
In the third year, you may take the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the sports sector by undertaking a work placement year and then completing your academic programme the following year. Using the optional placement year extends the development of a professional approach and the successes after graduation.
Alternatively, you can move directly into the final year to complete the three-year programme. In your final year, you can study one core module in Personal Training. You can then choose options from a Sport and Politics, Sport in the Global Village, Contemporary Issues in Physical Education, Careers in Sport, The Sporting Image, Sport and Identity, Brands in the 21st Century Sport, Sport, Equity and Inclusion or Industry Based Experience.
Finally, you will complete an independent research module, choosing one from Consultancy Projects, Research Project, The Enterprise Project or a Dissertation.
This course is subject to formal course review and reapproval by the University as part of its normal cycle of regular review (a process called Periodic Review). Course information and programme specifications are updated and reviewed as part of this process and course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students. This can be in response to various factors including: student feedback; annual reports from external examiners; feedback from the sector or industry advisors or as part of the regular review process by course teams.
This process may well result in changes to the structure and content of the current course as outlined in this Handbook. Any changes made as a result of the process will be immediately included in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with revised versions prior to the commencement of their programme. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
£900 per year (UK / EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
We have excellent links within education and have many placement providers working with our students. We also have strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams, public and private sector sports providers and grassroots sports clubs. We have had guest lectures given by representatives of organisations such as British Wheelchair Basketball, Wigan Warriors, Lancashire FA and local Schools Direct partnerships and we pride ourselves on international collaborations. Recent trips plus regular lectures to North Carolina University, Beijung International Studies University and UPEC have led to our students gaining a truly global experience.
Our students enjoy membership of the Association for Physical Education (AfPE).
Students will, on average, attend six hours of lectures and six hours of seminars, tutorials and workshops per week. Personal study also forms an integral part of the course.
Assessments include course work, essays, reports, presentations, group work, practical assessments and examinations. Students have the opportunity to undertake a dissertation involving a substantial piece of independent research.
The best aspect of the course is the staff/student relationships that are formed. There is a strong support network and always help and guidance when needed.
I’ve managed to learn the value of hard work and patience in all aspects of student and working life, which has led me to spend three wonderful summers in the USA at a summer camp and also on an internship in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania for eight months.
This course offers an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry. In addition, there are options for study exchanges in Europe and North America.
You’ll get valuable opportunities to meet potential employers from a large number of sports organisations and learn about life in the sports industry. The course has been designed to thoroughly prepare you for a diverse range of career opportunities from performance enhancement, teaching and personal training to sports management, public services and health management. Some graduates have gone on to work in the commercial and retail sectors.
You’ll have access to world-class resources and facilities including the UCLan Sports Arena complex where practical studies will be undertaken regularly.
“The best aspect of the course is the staff/student relationships that are formed. There is a strong support network and always help and guidance when needed” Ashlyn Tarney.
“UCLan has helped me in countless ways, both as an employee in the Sports Industry and also hugely as a person. Before UCLan, I was quite a shy individual and didn't have huge confidence in my coaching and teaching abilities.
The University and course provided me with the most amazing and life-changing opportunities. I especially seized the International opportunities that were on offer to us (NC State USA and Zambia Africa trips). Both of which developed and enhanced my coaching and teaching abilities to make me a much more competent coach and person” Grace Thind
“UCLan definitely influenced me in applying for this type of programme with the British Council in Chennai, India.. Zambia 2015 and 2016 were two life changing trips for me and they opened my eyes to a new world with new opportunities. The teaching element for me was something I really enjoyed in my modules at university, and I was able to gain more experience and confidence in this through different placements in schools. As a consequence I was then able to use these skills and potential career aspirations to pursue my dream to work and travel aboard” Rebecca Neill
“I’ve managed to learn the value of hard work and patience in all aspects of student and working life, which has led me to spend three wonderful summers in the USA at a summer camp and also on an internship in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania for eight months” Stephen Prosser.
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