[Skip to content]
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video
Physical Education with Outdoor Education
Search Results

BA (Hons)
Physical Education with Outdoor Education

Undergraduate course
Sport

Combine your passion for the outdoors with a deep-rooted understanding of physical education and become a practised outdoor educator.

  • Attendance
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Start date
  • Main Location
    Headingley Campus

Your Course

Did you know? Did you know?
Did you

Know?
As well as being tutored by a team of passionate academic staff, you will also have the opportunity to meet with experts such as world-renowned mountaineer Alan Hinkes and world champion kayaker Claire O’Hara.
Entry Requirements
120 points required
UCAS Tariff Points: 120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one of these should normally be from a science-related science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017).).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. 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: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in a relevant subject. 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 B2 One 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 here The 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:120 points required. (Minimum 80 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies. At least one of these should normally be from a science-related science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology or Sociology If you are studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics to meet this requirement you must also achieve a 'Pass' in the practical assessment, where that practical assessment is separated (from 2017).).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements: GCSEs: GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. 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: Pass overall with a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in a relevant subject. 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 B2 One 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 here The 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

Read more

“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.

MODULES & LEARNING

This module will form part of a week-long outdoor and adventurous activities programme and will focus on safe practice, group work, environmental awareness and personal and social development.

Through a series of practical sessions and lectures, you will learn and develop the knowledge and skills to plan and instruct effective physical activity programmes.

You will explore your own personal, academic and professional development within a lifelong physical education setting, taking into account your previous experiences and aspirations.

You will analyse human movement to develop your understanding of sport and exercise physiology and to aid your professional practice in coaching and physical education.

You will evaluate the contribution of motor learning and control and social psychology in the planning and delivery of physical education and sport.

You will be introduced to the relevant sociological concepts and theories in order to understand how sociocultural contexts shape participation, engagement and learning in lifelong PE and school sport.

You will plan and teach physical education sessions to pupils.

You will evaluate the benefits of physical activity upon physical functional capacities, bone health, cognitive function and quality of life in children and young people.

You will observe, inquire, participate, contribute and learn in a variety of outdoor education settings.

To help prepare you to undertake your own research and critique the research of others, you will develop an understanding of the research process, including data collection, analysis and interpretation.

and either both of

You will participate in a range of outdoor activities, enabling you to explore the concepts and principles related to safety, responsibility and the management of risk in the outdoors.

Through formal teaching and experiential learning, you will engage with, organise and report on a wide spectrum of adventurous activities adapted for disabled people.

You will examine how a range of simplified, modified and adapted activities can provide opportunities and positive outcomes for people of all abilities.

You will learn how to adapt conditioning techniques into short-term programmes for use in your own sport, coaching or teaching environment.

Learn how to implement teaching models, applying a sociological understanding to equity and inclusion issues, in order to promote learning and maximise engagement in physical education.

You will gain an understanding of the basics of dance analysis and choreography in order to support the teaching of dance in schools and within community groups.

This module will provide an understanding of the nature of contemporary policies and practice in physical education and youth sport, and the implications for young people, teachers and youth sports providers

You will evaluate and reflect upon the teaching methods of you and your peers and you will learn how effective practice in PE and youth sport can create positive learning experiences for children and young people.

You will engage in a research project within the field of coaching, physical activity and health, physical education or sport and exercise science. Your research choice must be in line with what you have studied over the past two years.

and either or both of

Through directed learning and practical tasks, you will critically evaluate the outdoors as a mechanism for personal growth and the holistic development of different client groups.

Working with your peers in small groups, you will plan and implement a journey appropriate to your group's skills, experience and ability in an outdoor setting.

You will examine and demonstrate the interdisciplinary nature of sport and exercise science within the context of extreme environments.

You will learn how to apply scientific analysis techniques to a variety of different sports performances in order to identify potential interventions to improve performance.

You will gain an understanding of special educational needs and disability in the context of physical education in order to support appropriate provision in schools.

This module will expose you to a variety of inclusive activities that can be used in various settings. It will also develop your understanding of local and national policies and how these can help to engage a diverse range of user groups.

You will learn to critically apply evidence, including local, national and international policies, guidance and scientific research, in the design, implementation and evaluation of physical activity interventions for young people.

You will practise dance and you will explore different teaching strategies in order to support the teaching of dance in schools and the wider community.

You will use your knowledge of obesity to design an appropriate lifestyle / weight management and you will critique existing obesity management interventions.

Apply theoretical principles and learn how to design and evaluate schemes of work, units of work and individual lesson planning using a combination of taught sessions, practical experiences and a school placement.

You will be taught by a highly skilled and passionate team who have vast experience of outdoor working and training. You will also be able to tap into the expertise offered by Carnegie Great Outdoors, a leading provider of outdoor education, adventure activities and leadership development, based at the University.

Other staff members on the course will include Alan Hinkes, the first British mountaineer to have climbed all the world's 8,000m peaks, Claire O'Hara, a multiple world champion kayaker, and John Allan, who was deputy leader on a 2009 staff and student expedition to the Himalayas.

Our links with outdoor bodies such as the YHA (Youth Hostels Association), Bradford Council's Adventure Development Unit and Carnegie Great Outdoors will also provide you with access to industry expertise and invaluable placement opportunities.

By studying in Leeds, you will also be well placed to access some of the country's finest outdoor scenery. Three different national parks - the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors and the Peak District - are all located within an hour's drive of the city.

SPORT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

We offer a 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.

SPORT AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

We're passionate about sport and at Leeds Beckett 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 the Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our Sport & Active Lifestyles website.

  • John Allen
    John Allan John Allan
    Senior Lecturer

    We will use a blend of theory and practical teaching methods to help you explore your own capacity for personal growth. We will also provide opportunities for you to help others socially, emotionally and physically and realise meaningful outcomes for those you seek to inspire. In doing so you will achieve personal goals through your unique course journey.

    John has more than 18 years of teaching experience. He is passionate about adventure education and psychology. In 2006, John supported an expedition to climb Everest via the peak's West Ridge route and in 2009 he was deputy leader of an expedition to the region involving staff and students from the University.
  • BA Hons Physical Education with Outdoor Education Sylvia Prendergast

  • Life in Leeds

    Play Life in Leeds Video
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £9250. 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 2017/18 is £10500. 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

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in nearly 100 acres of parkland and provides easy access to great outdoor spaces for activities like orienteering. The campus itself is an inspiring outdoor space, providing easy access to the Meanwood Trail, Otley Chevin, Ilkley Moor and the Wharfe Valley for walking, rock climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking.

  • Sports Science Labs
    Sports Science Labs

    Our specialist labs include a human performance lab, a full working physiology lab for monitoring athletes and an environmental chamber which can simulate conditions of extreme humidity, heat, cold and altitude.

  • Gym and sports facilities
    Gym and sports facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett. Our excellent sports facilities and fitness classes are open to everyone to help you keep fit and have fun.

  • Library
    Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

Headingley Campus

View in Google Maps

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.

Need more convincing?
Next Undergraduate Open Day

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.
Order A Prospectus

To order a copy of the latest Undergraduate prospectus, please email: prospectusrequests@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

Order A Prospectus

Other Courses that may interest you

  • Physical Education BA (Hons)

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

  • Sports Studies (L6 Top Up) BSc (Hons)

    For those with a Foundation degree in a related subject, this course covers a wide range of areas such as coaching and health and fitness.

Explore further
  • Leeds is brimming with cultural interest, a vibrant and varied nightlife and some of the best shopping in the north of England.

  • Leeds lies at the heart of the UK with excellent transport links to most major cities. It was also voted best UK University Destination and is home to 200,000 students.

  • Experience accommodation with a difference. We are proud to offer some of the best university accommodation in the UK.

Back to Top Button
Back to Top Button