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Bachelor of Physical Education (Secondary) (with QTS) (Hons)
Bachelor of Physical Education (Secondary) (with QTS) (Hons)

Bachelor of Physical Education (Secondary) (with QTS) (Hons)

  • ID:UB440098
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Fees (GBP)

* the initial Disclosure and Barring Service check and an annual update charge, tracksuit and PE kit, Travel costs

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirement

  • To have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0 if your first language is not English and you do not have GCSE grade C in English

Other Requirements

  • A standard equivalent to a grade 4 (or GCSE A to C) in the GCSE examinations in English and mathematics.
  • Meet all safeguarding requirements including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check, Fitness to Practice, Suitability to Train to Teach, and all other safeguarding checks required at the time of application
  • All candidates are interviewed and this process consists of: an individual verbal interview and a practical test for games, gymnastics and dance.

Course Information

We offer the unique opportunity to study for England’s first Integrated Master’s Degree in Physical Education with QTS! You can opt to study at one of two levels –  BA (Hons) Physical Education (with QTS) or MPhysEd (Integrated Master’s) (with QTS)

Train for a career where you will inspire and influence young people - giving them the motivation, confidence, competence and understanding to lead a physically active life.

Develop your understanding of teaching and learning, and apply it in practice via placement in each year of study, supported by a mentor and university-based staff.

Become an outstanding teacher of Physical Education with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), competent to teach a range of physical activities to children aged 11-16 (16-19 with enhancement).

  • Learn through classroom experience, applying theory to your teaching practice to develop the skills to teach young people in the secondary education phase
  • Study the scientific principles of physical education and sport, with applied practical activities (eg athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, health, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities)
  • Develop your expertise in the classroom with the support of a strong partnership between the University and your placement school
  • Gain a qualification that includes recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Explore issues in teaching, learning and assessment
  • Benefit from an experienced University teaching team
  • 100% of recent graduates were in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016)

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  • Developing Physical Literacy Through Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics And Swimming (PBA007-1) Compulsory
  • Developing Physical Literacy Through Games, Oaa And Health (PBA006-1) Compulsory
  • Foundations For Learning Teaching And Inclusion (PBA004-1) Compulsory
  • Scientific Foundations Of Physical Education (PBA005-1) Compulsory
  • Applied Physical Literacy Through Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics And Swimming (PBA008-2) Compulsory
  • Applied Physical Literacy Through Health, Games And Oaa (PBA007-2) Compulsory
  • Teaching For Learning (PBA005-2) Compulsory
  • Theoretical Frameworks For Physical Education (PBA006-2) Compulsory
  • Cultural Perspectives On Teaching Physical Education (PBA036-3) Compulsory
  • Developing Pedagogy In Athletics And Games Activities (PBA021-3) Compulsory
  • Movement Replication In Gymnastics And Swimming (PBA020-3) Compulsory
  • Pedagogies For Practical And Classroom Contexts (PBA032-3) Compulsory
  • Processes And Products - Reflections On Practice In Dance And Oaa (PBA019-3) Compulsory
  • Promoting Health And Wellbeing In Schools (PBA034-3) Compulsory
  • Reflecting On Teaching (PSA012-3) Compulsory
  • Teachers And The Pastoral Curriculum (PSA007-3) Compulsory
  • The Action Research Project (PSA009-3) Compulsory
  • The Reflective Practitioner (PSA011-3) Compulsory
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Local and national demand for University of Bedfordshire graduate teachers is high. Recent annual destinations surveys show that typically 95-100% of graduate teachers will have secured full-time teaching posts to begin in the year of graduation.

If you decide that school teaching is not for you there are opportunities for you to use the skills that you have gained in other areas of training, coaching and adult education as well as more broadly in sports or education organisations.

Other graduates occasionally use their transferable knowledge, skills, understanding in unrelated fields and industries.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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