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    Course Information Form This Course Information Form provides the definitive record of the designated course

    General Course Information

    Course Title

    BA (Hons) Sport and Physical Education

    BA (Hons) Sport and Physical Education (with Professional Practice Year)

    BA (Hons) Sport and Physical Education (with Foundation Year)

    Qualification BA (Hons)

    FHEQ Level Level 6

    Intermediate Qualification(s)

    Awarding Institution University of Bedfordshire

    Location of Delivery AB – Bedford Campus

    Mode(s) of Study and Duration

    Full-time over 3 years

    With Professional Practice/foundation year over 4 years

    Part-time pathway typically 4-6 years

    Professional, Statutory or Regulatory Body (PSRB) accreditation or endorsement

    Not applicable

    UCAS Course Code C601

    External Benchmarking

    Both Sport and Education benchmarks have been utilised in the construction of appropriate learning outcomes for this Sport and Physical Education degree. These documents can be found at: Events-Hospitality-Leisure-Sport-Tourism-16.pdf education-studies-15.pdf

    FHEQ level 6

    Entry Month(s) October, February

    Field Code Changed

    Field Code Changed

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    Why study this course

    This degree presents an exciting opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and transferable skill set required to gain employment and succeed within the Sport and Physical Education sectors.

    Educational Aims

     Students will enquire into current practices, policies and theories to develop an awareness of past, current, and potential future practices in physical education and youth sport.

     Students will identify partners with whom to work collaboratively with to deliver school/community-based projects.

     Students will develop a professional awareness about the professional and ethical responsibilities of teachers, coaches, volunteers, or sports development managers.

     Through working collaboratively with peers and staff students will develop their interpersonal skills

     Students will be able to apply varying pedagogical approaches, practices, and policies to effectively deliver lessons/sessions to young people in a variety of physical activity contexts

    Course Structure

    The Units which make up the course (including the Professional Practice Year as applicable) are:

    Unit Code Level Credits Unit Name Core or option

    SPO074-1 4 15 Foundations in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy


    SPO070-1 4 15 Applied Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy


    SPO047-1 4 15 Working in Sport and Physical Education Core

    SPO048-1 4 15 Academic Writing Skills for Sport and Physical Education


    SPO019-1 4 15 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology


    SPO052-1 4 15 Introduction to Research Methods for Sport and Physical Education


    SPO045-1 4 15 Foundations of Physiology and Health Core

    SPO046-1 4 15 Sport Sociology Foundations Core

    SPO062-2 5 15 Dissertation Preparation for Sport and PE Core

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    SPO030-2 5 15 Qualitative Research Core

    SPO053-2 5 15 Professional Development and Employability


    SPO061-2 5 15 Psychology for Physical Educators Core

    SPO090-2 5 15 Applied Socio-Cultural Analysis for PE Core

    SPO084-2 5 15 Sport Sociology: Theory and Research Core

    SPO085-2 5 15 Sport Based Pedagogical Models Core

    SPO082-2 5 15 Pedagogies for Physical Literacy and Health


    SPO067-2 5 60 Study Abroad Option

    SPO065-2 5 0 Professional Practice Year (Sport Science and Physical Activity)


    SPO042-3 6 30 Dissertation for BA Sport and Physical Education


    SPO040-3 6 30 Critical Sport Pedagogy Core

    SPO021-3 6 30 Critical Sociological Perspectives of Sport & Physical Activity


    SPO060-3 6 15 Inclusive Sport Pedagogy Option

    SPO025-3 6 15 Psychology of Physical Activity Option

    SPO074-3 6 15 Professional Development (Sport Policy Enactment)


    Course-Specific Regulations

    There are no course-specific regulations related to this course.

    Additional Course Costs

    There are no course-specific regulations related to this course.

    Entry requirements

    At least 112 points with 96 points from at least 2 A level passes. A-levels in sport science, a natural science or psychology preferred.

    At least 112 points with Distinction Merit Merit in BTEC Extended Diploma or Distinction* Distinction* in BTEC Diploma

    A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma

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    Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

    Students from the European Union -

    International students -

    Graduate Impact Statements

    The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:

     Utilise a variety of pedagogical strategies, approaches, and policy interventions to engage and motivate youth into the physically active life.

     Plan, deliver, and reflect on lessons and be able to evaluate policy interventions and develop appropriate physical activity programs in collaboration with teachers, coaches, and health providers.

     Demonstrate the personal skills of leadership, communication, cooperation, time management and reflective thinking; they will be able to think divergently, study independently and critically evaluate their personal development.

    Course Learning Outcomes

    In order to qualify for the award of BA Sport and Physical Education students will need to:

    1. Display a critical appreciation of the integration of variables involved in the delivery (teaching, instructing, and coaching) of sport and physical activity and be able to plan for the use of pedagogical models in physical education or coaching contexts.

    2. Understand the need for both a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to the study of physical education and youth and community sport and where appropriate, be able to evaluate an issue or question from more than one perspective or discipline.

    3. Apply the various qualitative research methods used to create new knowledge relating to physical education and sport.

    4. Systematically and critically appraise information that underpins a theoretical foundation in the main subject disciplines of pedagogy, sociology and psychology of sport which will be directly related to your learning.

    5. Display critical insight into the organisations and structures responsible for sport, and the political and educational ramifications arising from these.

    6. Take responsibility for your own learning and continuing professional development

    7. Demonstrate how to plan design, execute and report on a research project that focuses on an issue in sport and physical education.

    In order to qualify for the award of BA Sport and Physical Education (with professional practice year) students will need to meet all of the outcomes above and:

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    8. Demonstrate knowledge and analytical understanding of the behaviours associated with the work place by successfully completing an approved placement of at least 720 hours

    PSRB details

    There are no PSRB outcomes related to this course.

    Learning and Teaching

    You will experience lectures, seminars, practical workshops, laboratory work, tutorials and work based learning. These will involve both individual and group-based learning. You are encouraged to participate in a variety of ways – through classroom and web-based exercises, undertaking research, discussions and presentations. Research-active staff draw on a range of technology to engage you with your learning both during lectures, and while away from the lecture theatre, with dedicated programmes and applications allowing you to download lecture notes and readings, post blogs, debate pertinent issues on discussion boards, and to submit and gain feedback on assignments. For example, the course uses the system of Panopto to provide access to recorded lectures as well as links to websites, videos, and online guides are used to facilitate your learning beyond scheduled learning activities.


    The course includes a variety of assessments that enable you to develop a range of academic and profession