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BSc (Hons) Sport Physical Education and Development with Foundation Year

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Course overview

Start date

September 2019

Subject area

Sport

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

There’s probably never been a greater interest in the role that sport and exercise plays in people’s lives. This extended course is perfect if you want a degree in this area but you don’t meet the standard entry requirements. 

First we prepare you for your degree during the Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.

It’s an exciting time to be involved in the sports industry. It’s growing and evolving as successive governments recognise the need for people to be active. Our course reflects this with its inclusive approach to sport and PE.

We’ll ensure you’re ready to deliver physical education or work in a community setting to improve people’s lives, both during your degree and in your subsequent career.

You’ll also explore ways of encouraging as many people as possible to throw themselves into sport and physical activity, particularly young people and those with disabilities.

And where better to study the subject in depth than in London’s Olympic heartland and at a university which takes sport and its role in the community so seriously? 

 

Fees and funding

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,729.

To apply visit gov.uk/student-finance

Supplementary Grants

The government also offer the following additional support:

-          Parent’s Learning Allowance

-          Adult Dependants' Grant

-          Childcare Grant

-          Disabled Students’ Allowance

For further information visit gov.uk/student-finance

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£9,250
You don't need to pay this up front
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will automatically be cancelled.

For information visit gov.uk/student-finance

Please note EU students can only apply for their funding using a paper application form.
To download a form visit www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms

We appreciate that finance is one of the key considerations when you are applying to university. That's why alongside your Government loan, you can apply for scholarships to help towards your finances. We have invested over £2 million worth of scholarships to financially assist new students, starting in September 2019. If you are awarded a scholarship you don't need to pay it back.

All students will receive:

Ebooks

Bursaries Schemes for which you can apply

Scholarships Schemes for which you can apply

 


There are a number of external organisations that offer financial help to
students. Please see the list below list to view additional support options.
Alternatively, you can visit the Scholarship Search website.

Please note that the University of East London is not responsible for
the content of these external sites and is not associated in any way
with the funding schemes and their application processes.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate your finances while you are a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
EU
£9,250
You don't need to pay this upfront
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an undergraduate, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £3,000.You can find out more about the international scholarships here.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082233333 or study@uel.ac.uk

As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money. Please make sure you also factor in the fees for the visa application and immigration health surcharge when budgeting.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.

Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.

Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk

Tuition fees
International
£12,100
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

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New UCAS Points

From
A Level
Must include passes at A2 in at least 1 subject
From
Btec
Extended Diploma or Diploma
From
International Baccalaureate
Diploma with 24 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level
We would normally expect you to have Grade 4 / C in GCSE English and Maths.

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

If you don’t quite meet the academic requirements for this course, you can apply with an additional foundation year. Read more about the International Foundation Programme.

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Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

We will also consider the UEL New Beginnings pre-entry course

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. Find out more here.

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

What you'll learn

You’ll share your first year on the course with your colleagues on the Sports Coaching and Sport and Exercise Science courses. The beauty of this is that you can keep your options open until the end of your first year in case you want to switch to one of the other courses.

In that first year, you’ll investigate the way in which sport has developed to become the multi-billion pound industry that it is today. You’ll also get to grips with the basics of the human body and how it works by studying human performance, along with sports psychology and essential      coaching principles.

In year two, the focus will be on developing your knowledge and skills in relation to being an effective teacher/coach capable of working with a wide range of people. You’ll also be able to take optional modules on anything from physiological and nutritional assessment to examining how to create and implement a specific training programme. It all depends on your        own interests.

By year three, you’ll be concentrating on your independent research project and you’ll undertake a work placement. We’ve developed a number of excellent placement opportunities with partners including community providers such as West Ham United, Leyton Orient and activeNewham, as well as a number of primary and secondary schools.

What you'll study and when

We consistently review our courses to ensure we are up-to-date with industry changes and requirements from our graduates. As a result, our modules are subject to change.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for a bachelor’s degree, you can study this course as an ‘extended’ four-year programme. You’ll begin with a foundation year, which will prepare you for a successful transition to the degree course a year later.
By the end of the degree you’ll gain the same qualification as those obtaining direct entry to the course but you’ll take one year longer to complete your studies.

Academic & Communication Skills (core)

Contemporary issues in sport, health & well-being(core)*

Human Development and Function (core)*

Sports Development & Coaching (core)

 
*New and subject to validation
Human Performance (core)
Psychological Aspects of Sport & Exercise (core)
Research & Study Skills for Sport & Exercise (core)
Coaching Principles (core)
Development of Sport (core)
Research Methods and Design (core)
Principles & Practice in Teaching & Coaching (core)
Inclusion in Youth Sport & PE (core)
Disability, Sport & PE (core)
Physiological & Nutritional Assessment (optional)
Analysis & Development of Performance (optional)
Sport & Exercise Psychology (optional)
Training Programmes (optional)
Sport & PE Policy (optional)
Independent Research Project (core)
Young People, Sport & PE (core)
Work Placement (core)
 Exercise Physiology Techniques for Applied Practice and Research (optional)
Applied Coaching (optional)
Chronic Health Conditions & Exercise (optional)
Nutrition for Sporting Health (optional)
Applied Sports Biomechanics (optional)
Applied Sports Psychology (optional)
Contemporary Issues in Health, Sport & Physical Activity (optional)
Disability and Society(optional)

How you'll be assessed

We'll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project. Most of the assessment in your first year is by coursework and we’ll give you as much feedback as possible.


The balance of coursework and exams in year two will depend on your optional choices. In your third year, half of your assessment will be based on research coursework and a work placement.

Course specification Foundation Year

How you'll learn

You’ll learn through a mixture of theory and applied practice, based at SportsDock. This superb facility at our Docklands campus symbolises the ambition and quality of all our sports courses. It’s so good that the mighty Team USA chose it as their training base to prepare for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics.

You’ll be taught by specialists in different areas. Specialists such as Nadia Grubnic, a PE expert who has researched the London 2012 legacy.

Our extensive industry contacts mean we can set up exciting work placements for our third-year undergraduates. Some of our students have the opportunity to work at the West Ham United Foundation. They include Richard Robins, who’s been helping to coach young goalkeepers at West Ham United’s football academy.

Vinay Ladhani is working on the new ‘Park Champions’ volunteers project at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, developing opportunities for disabled people to make best use of the facilities on offer. Meanwhile, several of our other current students are involved in PE projects in local schools.

“I think one of our big selling points is the openness, accessibility and support our staff provide,” says Course Leader Richard Hunt, a leading figure in British disability sport for 25 years. “It’s our job to make sure you succeed. We think you come first.”

Your future career

Our sports courses have rapidly built up a reputation for producing independent self-starters. The feedback we receive from our work placement clients is invariably positive. Employers want                                 UEL sports graduates.

First of all, we’ve been producing terrific PE teachers for years. They’ve come from a variety of backgrounds. Take Dave Rainford. As his football career was winding down, the Dagenham and Redbridge midfielder decided to tackle our course and is now a senior teacher at a top sports school               in Barking.

If you want to pursue a professional academic teaching qualification, you could go on to do a year-long, full-time PGCE at UEL or take our Master’s degree in Sports Management.

Several of our graduates are now working for activeNewham, the borough’s sports arm. They include Nicole Napier, one of their team leaders, whose work in encouraging local girls to take part in sport led to her being nominated for a recent Sky Sports award.

As sport’s importance in society is increasingly recognised, the opportunities open to you just grow and grow. You could move into sports coaching, become a community sports worker or end up managing a sports facility.

With good communication and presentation skills, you could work as a development officer for a sports governing body or a community organisation. The sporting world is your oyster.

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