Physical Education and School Sport with Foundation Year – BSc (Hons)
Attendance Full Time (1 year foundation followed by 3 year degree)
You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses, not just one particular BSc degree. Gain a thorough understanding of physical education in schools and wider communities with our Physical Education and School Sport with a Foundation Year course. We’ll develop your teaching, learning and leadership skills, enabling you to become a highly employable expert on physical education and school sport.
This course encompasses the contemporary place and role of school-based physical education, activity, and health and sport. Physical education continues to be an important part of Government agendas, so with this in mind, you’ll learn relevant and up-to-date techniques and information.
Tailor your Sport and Physical Activity Degree
When you successfully complete your Foundation Year, you will be able to progress onto a range of Undergraduate courses at the Birmingham City School of Health Sciences. These include:
- BSc (Hons) Physical Education and School Sport
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
- BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Why choose a foundation year course?
By studying a foundation year in Sport and Physical Activity, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.
You will study very broad subjects in your foundation year, which is designed to prepare you for a range of courses and not just one particular BSc degree.
So although you are studying a BSc in a specific course – BSc Physical Education and School Sport – the foundation year sets you up for a number of other possible degrees starting the following year. It may be that you don’t end up doing a degree in precisely the same subject as your foundation year.
This flexibility is one of the great things about the foundation year category – Sport and Physical Activity, allowing you to find out more about your interests and talents before focusing on a three year degree. The foundation year also helps us at BCU to make sure we help to match you to the degree that fits you best.
Please note: entry requirements for degree course
Upon completion of your Foundation Year, if your chosen course is regulated by a professional body such as the National College for Teaching and Leadership, you will be required to successfully complete the University’s selection process for the specific programme which will include an interview in order to proceed onto year one of the full degree programme. Entry onto year one of the degree programme will also be subject to a satisfactory DBS and Occupational Health Assessment.
What’s covered in the course?
Linked and mapped to the national curriculum for physical education, you’ll be taught the physical activities and up-to-date information that teachers within this sector require. This course will prepare you to apply for PGCE Physical Education courses in Secondary and Primary Education.
It won’t just be about sport, though; 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.
To help build these skills, you’ll go on placements, working face-to-face and getting first-hand experience, something which will enhance your future employability.
Mapped to the course are additional awards, where you can support teachers in a range of extra-curricular opportunities, including working with school sports teams. All of our physical education and sport courses will provide additional, employability-based qualifications at the same time as your course, enhancing your subject knowledge and giving you valuable hands-on experience.
By taking this course, you’ll be studying at the brand new home for the School of Health Sciences, which will contain a state-of-the-art laboratory, sports therapy rooms, cutting-edge resources and a designated sports area.
Why Choose Us?
- You’ll gain vital, first-hand experience of physical education by undertaking placements, typically in schools, where you can build up your knowledge and enhance your attributes.
- You’ll receive talks from guest lecturers who work within the sector and can provide relevant, up-to-date advice.
- The course is mapped to the national curriculum of physical education, ensuring that what you learn mirrors what the sector needs.
- If you’re interested in physical education at primary school level, you can learn the exercises and information that children of that age require.
- There will be a host of practical-based teamwork and activities, ensuring you learn by doing.
- You’ll be based in a new, state-of-the-art facility, with up-to-date, cutting-edge resources and equipment.