• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: UCFB Etihad Campus
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2018

Course Overview

UCFB is a college of Bucks New University and this course is available to applicants from the UK, EU and EEA only.

This degree responds to the changing demands of physical education, combining both the practical and theoretical study of the techniques and skills involved in the teaching and learning of sport. You will develop the essential practical, organisational and self-reflective capabilities you need to be an effective sport leader and educator.

Students on this programme will fully explore the fundamentals of physical education and sport pedagogy, including applied practical skills, child development, pedagogical skills, sport policy and practice. Practical and academic studies analyse the effects of exercise on the body and undertake a range of physical activities experienced at different levels and ages of pupils.

This course is available with a Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

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Course Details

UCAS CODE: PE10

Students will explore the national curriculum at primary and secondary school level and be involved in the full range of practical areas: major games, swimming, athletics, gymnastics, dance and outdoor and adventurous activities. This will enable you to have a complete background to move onto PGCE teacher training or be a community sport leader.

The programme will also consider key youth sport issues such as the obesity crisis and the need to promote physically active lifestyles.

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Teaching and Learning

Your course consists of a combination of structured learning and teaching activities and independent learning. The programme specification will provide more information on the specific learning and teaching activities on this course.

Overall workload

Your overall workload will include your learning and teaching activities and independent learning with total study time of around 10 hours being worth 1 credit. While your actual contact hours will depend on any option modules you choose.

Year 1: 20 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Teaching, learning and assessment: 240 hours
Independent learning: 960 hours

Year 2: 23 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Teaching, learning and assessment: 280 hours
Independent learning: 920 hours

Year 3: 25 percent of your time is spent in timetabled teaching and learning activity

Teaching, learning and assessment: 300 hours
Independent learning: 900 hours

Assessment

You will be given opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. This may take the form of practice or ‘formative’ assessments for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Formative assessments are developmental and any marks you receive do not count towards your overall module mark. There is at least one formal or ‘summative’ assessment towards the end of each module. The marks from summative assessments do count towards your overall module mark.

Assessment methods vary, but your programme specification will provide more information on the specific methods used on this course. You can find out more about the assessment methods used across the University in the assessment guide on the Academic Advice pages.

Balance of assessment

The balance of assessment will vary depending on any option modules you choose. Assessments are broken down into coursework, written exams or practical. Coursework covers both written work such as essays and reports and practical work such as the preparation of a portfolio and project outputs completed on many art and design programmes. Exams include both formal written exams and in-class time-constrained assessments or TCAs. Practical assessments largely consist of oral presentations and contributions to seminars, and competency-based activities such as clinical or lab skills.

Year 1

50 percent coursework 0 percent written exams 50 percent practical

Year 2

55 percent coursework 0 percent written exams 45 percent practical

Year 3

80 percent coursework 0 percent written exams 20 percent practical

Please note: The percentages above do not include any pass/fail elements as these do not contribute to the overall degree classification. All modules must be successfully completed for credit to be awarded.

Feedback

You will receive feedback on all assessed coursework and practical assignments and we aim to provide this within three weeks. Feedback on examinations is also available on request.

Assessment feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module leader.

What are the course entry requirements?

Please visit our partner college's website for entry requirements.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course.

Each module is worth a specified number of credits (typically either 15 or 30 credits for undergraduate courses). Compulsory (or ‘core’) modules cover key subject knowledge, while ‘option’ modules enable you to develop your own interests. For a full-time course you must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course. The number of option modules you can take depends on the number of compulsory modules at each level. You can find more information about how your course is structured via the Academic Advice pages.

Our teaching is informed by research and employer requirements, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the subject area. In addition, where we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an option module, this may not be offered. If an option module does not run, we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU: £9,250 per year

Please visit our partner college's website for more information about fees.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020
student.centre@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow

Employability

What are my career prospects

Students will learn the skills to be an effective sports leader, and can aspire to career opportunities in roles including sports coach, teaching assistant, nutritionist and sports teacher.

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