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BA Children's Physical Education

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  • Objectives
    This programme is designed to increase the knowledge, skills and understanding required to meet the Every Child Matters agenda for an improved workforce and to meet demands for expertise in Children’s Physical Education, particularly at a primary level. Entry onto PGCE and other Initial Teacher Training courses linked to QTS are options.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements: Our typical minimum entry requirements for applicants with A levels/AS levels/BTEC is 220 points. Applications from students with non-traditional qualifications are welcome.
  • Academic Title
    BA Children's Physical Education
  • Course description
    BA Children's Physical Education


    1st year overview

    Modules taken in the first year are designed to address skill acquisition and the development of fundamental movement skills in children. The effect of growth and development on physical activity is addressed. A knowledge and understanding of children’s health and nutritional requirements is developed. Legal and ethical issues are addressed alongside diversity and inclusion. Links between theory and practice are emphasised throughout.

    2nd year overview

    Core modules in the second year cover learning through play and learning through the outdoor environment. Life skills such as swimming are developed. Students will undertake a placement module within their second year linked to an action research project. There is also an opportunity to develop a second specialist area of Child Welfare, Education Studies or Health.

    3rd year overview

    Core modules in the third year address the development of physical literacy through aesthetic activities. Current ideas and initiatives are covered to ensure students graduate with knowledge and understanding that is both recent and relevant. Students also complete a 10,000 word dissertation on a research project in an area of specific interest. Other modules can be taken to further develop the chosen specialist area of Child Welfare, Education Studies or Health.

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