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Physical Education

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Prepare for a career helping others enhance their sports performance as you study core sciences and a range of sports.

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Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one A Level science subject (or equivalent) normally required, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2One science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Foundation Course:Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas.Enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click hereThe DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one A Level science subject (or equivalent) normally required, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. GCSE English Language and Maths equivalents, if required, must be achieved from additional units.Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2One science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Foundation Course:Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas.Enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click hereThe DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
300 pointsrequired
UCAS Tariff Points: 300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one A Level science subject (or equivalent) normally required, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2One science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Foundation Course:Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas.Enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click hereThe DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:300 points required. (Minimum 200 from 2 A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one A Level science subject (or equivalent) normally required, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology.).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs:English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.Access to HE Diploma:In a relevant subject, pass overall with 60 credits. A minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, with Merit must be achieved. Scottish Awards:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade B at Higher Level. At least one science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Irish Leaving Certificate:Minimum of 5 subjects at grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2One science subject normally required which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.Foundation Course:Foundation courses must include the equivalent of Chemistry GCE A level and another science A level, we require you to achieve the equivalent of grade B at A level in these subject areas.Enhanced criminal history checks:Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. For further information on DBS checks, click hereThe DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks. International applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country prior to entry on to the course. A UK DBS check will be required after enrolment.Selection Criteria:Due to the popularity of this course, we may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 26 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

  • Tom Whittaker

Careers

Tom Whittaker
Performance Support Officer, English Institute of Sport

BA (Hons) Physical Education with Outdoor Education

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My study at Leeds Beckett led me to become an accredited member of the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, giving me the opportunity to work with potential Olympic athletes in the run up to London 2012.

Our course is a great route into teaching or you could choose to work in a number of areas such as disability, high performance or community sport. Selecting some of your modules allows you to demonstrate to employers that you have a high level of expertise in your chosen area and we will support you in finding work placements and volunteering opportunities.

  • PE Teacher
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Performance Analyst
  • Personal Trainer
Your future career is our business. That's why we offer further study opportunities across all our subject areas. Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt, benefit from our links with industry and give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.
Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Visit our Careers Site

MODULES & LEARNING

Applied Pedagogy 1 (Outdoor & Adventurous Activity, Games, Dance)

Applied Pedagogy 2 (Athletics, Aquatics, Gymnastics)

Sociology of Physical Education

Scientific Foundations of Human Movement & Physical Activity

Professional & Personal Development for Physical Educators (semesters 1 & 2)

Psychology for Physical Educators

Research Methods (semesters 1 & 2)

Work-Based Learning (semesters 1 & 2)

Working with Children

Science of Physical Activity & Health for Children & Young People

Outdoor & Adventurous Activity Adventure Analysis

Analysing Performance

Dance Education, Analysis & Choreography

Science of Physical Activity for Adults & Older Adults

Outdoor & Adventurous Activity Adapted Adventure

Strength, Conditioning & Fitness

Inclusive Practice

Teaching & Learning in Physical Education

Critical Issues in Physical Education & School Sport

Critical Pedagogy

Dissertation (semesters 1 & 2) (40 credits)

Performance in Extreme Environments

Obesity Management

Outdoor & Adventurous Activity Journeying

Physical Activity Interventions in Children & Young People

Special Educational Needs, Disability & Physical Education

Lifelong Participation (multi-activity)

Outdoor & Adventurous Activity Residential

Dance Education & Community Context

With our action-packed outdoor residential events and excellent sport facilities on campus you will take part in a range of physical activities.

As well as practical sessions which explore approaches to teaching and learning, you will also use our fully-equipped science laboratories to study human movement. Your theoretical and practical experience will be enhanced by learning in the work place, which can include local primary and secondary schools, community youth groups or professional sports clubs.

SPORT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a sport volunteering programme for anyone with an interest in sport. If you want to stay ahead of the game and have a competitive advantage in the job market then sport volunteering is an ideal way to gain extra knowledge and skills on top of your degree. Volunteering is a huge advantage if you want to pursue a career in the sports industry - and it will look great on your CV!

On top of this you can also enhance your experience by gaining nationally recognised sporting qualifications such as UK Coaching Certificates and gym and personal trainer qualifications, which are both available at our University.

SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

We're passionate about sport and at our University there's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

  • Jamie French
    Physical EducationJamie French
    Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport

    We are absolutely committed to your development. Our course is flexible and allows you to make informed decisions and choices to help you create a bespoke learning experience specific to your long term and career needs.

  • Jamie studied his BA and masters here at Leeds Beckett and now uses his over 19 years of experience as an athletics coach to lead our Physical Education course. Jamie's interest in the health behaviours of young people has led to him working with Education Leeds and the Department of Health to help promote physical activity in school settings and across a range of target groups. His current research covers the areas of coaching pedagogy and coach education.
    Life in Leeds
    Life in Leeds
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £9500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies or information about whether you may qualify for one of our Bursaries and Scholarships.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2016/17 is £9700. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Sports uniforms - Buying specific sports uniform or equipment is not a formal requirement; however you will be expected to wear appropriate clothing for sessions in different environments. The cost of clothing is variable and you may be able to wear something you already own if it is appropriate.

Coaching and First Aid qualifications - You will have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications in coaching and First Aid. Individual costs will vary depending on the qualification.

Facilities

  • Sports Science Labs
    Sports Science Labs

    Our state-of-the-art labs include a human performance lab, a cardio-respiratory lab, blood sampling room for biochemical marker work, a full working physiology lab for monitoring athletes, a full body composition scanner and a nutrition laboratory.

  • Library
    Library

    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • Sports Facilities
    Sports Facilities

    "I've been coming here to train since 2004 and the facilities are great." - Jessica Ennis, Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Gym
    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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If you are thinking of applying to Leeds Beckett attending an Open Day is the best way to find out more about us, your course and get a feel for life on campus.

Open Day Information
  • Campus Tours
    Our Campus Tours take place on Wednesday afternoons at 13:00* throughout the academic year.
  • Online Open Days
    Join us at our Online Open Days on the first Wednesday of the month.
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