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BA (Hons) Physical Education (PE) and Sports Coaching

Our BA (Hons) PE and Sports Coaching is a specifically programme designed to provide you with the practical, professional and academic skills that are needed to prepare you for the workplace.

We have over 150 years’ experience of training top quality teachers.

The modular approach to this degree will build on your existing knowledge and encourage you to explore and learn all about teaching and sports' coaching through a well balanced diet of practical and theoretical activities.

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS CX63

Course Length:

3 Years Full Time

Entry requirements 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels: BBC – CCC

A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical combination (including AS / EPQ): 112 – 128 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDD - DMM

GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C or better

Interview: Yes. Applicants who demonstrate relevant experience and / or understanding, as well as commitment to and enthusiasm for, the profession may receive a lower (grades) offer.

Enhanced DBS check required.

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Where this can take you 

Alumnus profile: Jack Vass

"Since graduating in 2003, I have been working in a large comprehensive school in South Croydon. The school has now gone through many changes and is now a self-appointed academy. 

My role has developed and changed several times over the years. I am now an Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for our Creative and Performing Arts provision - I line-manage Art, Drama, DT, Media Studies and Physical Education. From Easter, my role will be changing again and I will be overseeing the pastoral provision and academic progress of 400 of our students from Years 7 to 11." 

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Course content

Our BA (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Coaching is a three year programme designed to provide you with the opportunity to experience and develop the core skills underpinning the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities as well as examining the similarities and differences between the two.

The modular approach to this degree will enable you to develop an understanding of the lifespan of athletic development of individuals who participate in sport activity, from early childhood fun to elite performance. The course content will build on your existing knowledge of sport activity and provide the opportunity to develop a sound academic foundation on which you will build your teaching and coaching skills.

The world of sport and physical activity is currently a very dynamic and exciting one, with a number of different career opportunities opening up across a range of activities and age groups. If you have an interest in both Physical Education and Sports Coaching and recognise that the quality of delivery in either context will have a powerful influence on participants at all levels of performance then study  Physical Education and Sports Coaching at Chichester and be part of that ever changing and developing process.

The course is about developing:

  • Professional knowledge and understanding of the theoretical subject material underpinning the teaching and coaching process
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental aspects of the child and developing young adult, specifically within a physical activity context
  • Professional attributes such as communication, team work, building positive relationships and enhancing personal performance
  • Professional skills in planning, assessment and management

Our degree course is delivered on a modular basis covering academic and pedagogical studies. You will experience a variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, group work, seminars, practical workshops and laboratory sessions.

Your own personal expertise and experience is valued to enhance the overall learning of the whole group supplementing the formal university input.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we have redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available as you study for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.  All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities, both academic and recreational, at the University. The Tudor Hale Centre for Sport incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness suite.  In addition, there is a sports hall used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.   Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our brand new Sports Dome, incorporating four indoor tennis courts, our all-weather astro turf pitch, and grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

  • Brand new Sports Dome, with four tennis courts, three netball courts
  • Sports hall
  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Modern fitness suite
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder
  • Grass football and rugby pitches
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Floodlit synthetic Astro Turf pitch
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets

Sport Science Laboratories:

  • Four dedicated psychology labs
  • Two dedicated biomechanics labs
  • Five dedicated physiology labs
  • An environmental chamber to simulate heat, altitude, etc
  • A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Where this can take you

Many students remain undecided about whether they want to teach Physical Education or coach. What they do know is that they are committed to following a career in sport and physical activity.

This degree provides the opportunity for an in depth insight into both approaches whilst delaying a final decision until more informed, it will provide a valuable degree qualification that will take you forward in whichever career you choose in the future.

  • PGCE leading to QTS;
  • NGB Coach Education
  • GTP (Sec/Primary)
  • Club/Professional Sports Coach
  • Further Degree qualification
  • Private Fitness/Coaching companies
  • County sports partnerships
  • Competition Manager

Getting a Teaching Job - Annual AGCAS Publication

AGCAS's Getting a Teaching Job is a brilliant guide. It is available on the Prospects website and includes detailed advice on writing personal statements, a variety of teacher CV examples and everything you need to know about interviews.

Prospects Teaching Pages

Prospects teaching pages are really useful. They include details of every LEA in the UK.

Local Education Authorities

  • West Sussex
  • East Sussex
  • Hampshire
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Surrey
  • Schools in England and Wales

Work placements

Placements opportunities are available on most programmes within the Chichester Institute of Sport which provide you with a strong vocational focus.

Increase your employability – here’s what our students had to say.

‘The use of placements really enhanced my CV.’

‘The placement year is a good part of the course.’

‘The opportunities provided by the department through residentials and our placement year allowed me to grow and develop both personally and professionally, and allowed me to gain accurate insight into life after university.’

‘The placement year provides the opportunity to put theory into practice in the real world context. It was really beneficial to me as it allowed me to explore the other side of the world. I came back feeling more confident in myself. Having a placement year was a really valuable experience.’

‘Great real life experiences through placement.’

‘Good range of teaching placements within a variety of schools.’

‘It massively improved my ability and confidence to teach a wide range of sports through great experience in placements and lectures during my time here.’

Placements Office

Chichester Institute of Sport has a dedicated placement coordinator.

Students are ultimately responsible for finding their own placement, however the placement coordinator is available to assist students and has a network of contacts in local clubs and schools.

Our students are from all over the UK, with the majority from the South and South East of England, with a few students from overseas.

Many students find work placements in their home towns, as well as local opportunities in Sussex.

Our Adventure Education students undertake a placement year. You can find out more here.

Placements are integral to your development as a student and are integrated within University-based work.

You will need to ensure you have all the necessary documentation in place before you start your placement.

Some courses will insist that you complete a DBS check on entry to the course and others will require you to complete a check once you have started.

Please check that you have completed all necessary documentation before commencing your placement.

To contact the Placement Coordinator please email Alison Davis – a.davis@chi.ac.uk or tel: 01243 816224.

Indicative modules

The world of Physical Education, Sport and physical activity is currently a very dynamic and exciting one, with a number of different career opportunities opening up across a range of activities and age groups. If you have an interest in both Physical Education and Sports Coaching and recognise that the quality of delivery in either context will have a powerful influence on participants at all levels of performance then study Physical Education and Sports Coaching at Chichester and be part of that ever changing and developing process.

The course is about developing:

  • Professional knowledge and understanding of the theoretical subject material underpinning the teaching and coaching process
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmental aspects of the child and developing young adult, specifically within a physical activity context
  • Knowledge and understanding of the learning process
  • Knowledge, understanding and application of motor learning principles to provide effective teaching and coaching environments
  • Professional attributes such as communication, team work, building positive relationships and enhancing personal performance
  • Professional skills in planning, assessment and management
  • Knowledge of the educational system

Teaching and assessment

We pride ourselves on the quality of the teaching given to our students. Innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation in this field.

Our degree course is delivered on a modular basis covering academic and pedagogical studies.

You will experience a variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, group work, seminars, practical workshops and laboratory sessions. In addition, there is individual directed work leading to research and enquiry.

You are assigned an academic advisor who provides a personal link for the entire duration of your time on the course.

Your own personal expertise and experience is valued to enhance the overall learning of the whole group supplementing the formal university input.

Personal Development

As a PE and Sports Coaching student, professional demands and expectations will be evident throughout your time at Chichester. You will have high contact hours compared to other degree programmes and be expected to participate in clubs, teams, and additional courses to gain further personal knowledge and expertise in a range of practical sports.

Furthermore, you will be part of the university personal professional development programme where each student’s progress is monitored and targets set each semester with an academic advisor. The university is based on two campuses where students quickly feel at home and part of the community.

If you are interested in this course or would like us to send further information, please contact: 

Sarah Galloway via sarah.galloway@chi.ac.uk

Additional Costs

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Tips for applying

Personal Statement

  • Personal sporting expertise – sell yourself!
  • Relevant experience working with children (coaching, teaching, leadership etc).
  • Transferable skills gained from A Level/BTec courses, work experience, etc.
  • Personal qualities, interests relevant to teaching profession.

Interview Process

  • A short practical task focusing on fundamental movement skills.
  • A practical teaching task.
  • A formal interview.