The Sport, Physical Education and Health degree will allow you to gain in-depth academic and practical knowledge of physical education and youth sport, and appreciate its issues and operational contexts. Analysis of the health and wellbeing agenda within physical education will equip you with the skills and knowledge that will enable you to establish and influence the maintenance of healthy lifestyles in others. This will be achieved in a challenging but progressive way, in which the curriculum becomes more focused and specialised across the three years of the programme.
In addition to the comprehensive theoretical and practical academic framework, you will be encouraged to build a portfolio of UKCC coaching qualifications, work placement learning and experiences during your time at University. Cardiff Met offers on-campus opportunities for you to engage in and has excellent links with Sport Cardiff, surrounding schools, and local authorities. You will have access to a wealth of valuable experiential learning opportunities including National Governing Bodies and community sports initiatives.
The Sport, Physical Education and Health degree aims to:
Develop intellectual knowledge, understanding and application of the academic disciplines that underpin physical education, sport, health and wellbeing
Evaluate the needs of participants relevant to their age, ability and levels of physical attainment in sport and physical activity
Investigate the concepts and issues that inform physical education, sport, health and wellbeing in the UK and abroad
Prepare you for effective employment or future study by developing graduate attributes including problem-solving, interpersonal skills, global citizenship (diversity & sustainability), flexibility and adaptability (life-long learning), effective communication and creativity and innovation.
Learning & Teaching
Effective learning, teaching and assessment methods underpin the educational aims and the learning outcomes of all of our programmes and modules. Learning and teaching methods may include lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and practical sessions. Our Virtual Learning Environment is also an integral aspect of the learning package that supports the needs of our students.
Lead lectures introduce key topics and concepts, whilst seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical sessions focus on the application of key concepts with the aim of enhancing the student experience and engagement. You will also meet tutors on a one to one basis. As a school, we work hard to provide student-centred learning opportunities that deliver high quality and flexible learning environment.
Learning and teaching methods emphasise and facilitate the development of your critical reasoning, and encourage the integration of practice and theory. Throughout your programme, you will experience both tutor-led learning and self-directed methods of learning, increasing independence and reflection and encouraging you to develop a positive attitude toward lifelong learning.
Employability & Careers
The Cardiff Met EDGE supports you to thrive in the modern world. Throughout your degree, you will experience a range of opportunities to develop your ethical, digital, global and entrepreneurial competencies through problem-based learning, real-world case studies, integrated work experiences on campus and opportunities for work-based learning placements off campus. We will ensure that you get a range of opportunities to develop transferable skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership.
During your first year of study, you will get the opportunity to undertake technical qualifications in a range of industry-relevant areas. These opportunities will ensure that you have the appropriate qualifications and experience to apply for one of the many work placement opportunities on offer both on and off campus. We will also support you to seek opportunities to work or study abroad. Work placements can give you a critical EDGE in gaining professional employment on graduation. Students who have graduated from Sport, Physical Education and Health have gone on to work in careers both within and beyond the sport and educational context.
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Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should have five GCSEs including English Language and Maths* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) plus 120 - 128 points from 3 A levels (or equivalent). Typical offers may include:
A Levels: 120 - 128 points to include grades BB. Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be considered as a third subject
RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma / Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: DDM within a relevant subject
VTCT Extended Diploma in Sports Studies with DDM overall
Irish Leaving Certificate: 120 - 128 points from Highers to include 3 x H2 grades within a relevant subject (minimum grade considered at Higher is H4)
Scottish Advanced Highers: 120 - 128 points to include grades CC
Access to Higher Education Diploma: Pass with 15 credits with Distinction and 30 credits with Merit
Applicants should preferably have a strong sporting profile
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.