Physical Education (Secondary) (with QTS) BA (Hons)





About the course

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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).

This course is accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (a department of the Department for Education).



Accreditations

  • National College for Teaching and Leadership

Physical Education (Secondary) (with QTS) - BA (Hons) - Bedford Campus

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - X1C6
  • Campus Location - Bedford Campus
  • Start dates - Oct
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

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How will I be assessed?

Entry requirements

  • We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

    UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

  • At least 104 points which should include three A levels at C or above
  • At least 104 points with Merit Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in the BTEC Diploma or Distinction Merit Merit in a BTEC Extended Diploma
  • A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.
  • For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

    Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

    T: +44 (0)1582 743500
    E: admission@beds.ac.uk

  • As a general guide, to apply for a place on an undergraduate course (BA/BSc) at the University you need to have completed your high school education and have the required English qualification.

    We have students from all the European Union member countries so we are quick to make decisions on most qualifications. See your country page for more details

  • Check Your Country page to confirm that your local qualifications are suitable or contact your International Admissions Team.

  • English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Interview
  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Written test (numeracy)

All candidates are interviewed and this process consists of: an individual verbal interview, a practical test for games, gymnastic and dance, a short reading and writing task and a numeracy test.

Prospective students normally have:

  • A minimum of 260 UCAS points from at least two A Levels (including Physical Education if taken) OR BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in a Sports-based pathway (or a combination of the above).
  • If A Level Physical Education is studied, you must achieve at least a B grade.
  • Five passes at GCSE (Grades A*- C) or equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Mature candidates, over 21 at the start of the programme, with relevant experience are considered without A-Level passes or equivalent. They still must have the qualifications at GCSE (Grades A-C) in English Language and Mathematics or an equivalent.
  • All entrants must have passed the professional skills tests prior to entry

How will this course enhance my career prospects?



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra costs for this course

For this course you need a tracksuit and PE kit. We estimate that the total spend would be around £100.

Travel costs

You need to budget for travel costs to your teaching placement. The cost can be from £30 up to £1000 depending on the location of your school placement.

*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.

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How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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