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Physical Education (non QTS) (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Physical Education (non QTS) (Honours) degree programme offered by Plymouth Marjon University takes a developmental approach to physical education so if you are unsure of which age range you wish to teach, this programme will allow you to gain experience in both primary and secondary education.
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Course Overview

The Physical Education (non QTS) (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University has links to numerous schools across the South West which will allow you to develop a robust understanding of physical education through hands on experience of teaching across the three years of your degree.

The course takes place in the world-class sports facilities at the University and throughout your degree you’ll spend time working and learning in our BASES accredited sports science laboratory, climatic chamber, 25m swimming pool and numerous 4G and astro-turf pitches.

You will be taught by experienced academics within physical education alongside other experts in the field.

This course includes a 100 hour PE placement during second year. This can take place in either a primary school, secondary school or special educational needs school. There is also an opportunity to carry out 50 hours in a primary school and 50 hours in a secondary school, expanding your breadth of knowledge and allowing you to make informed decisions about your future career. It is also possible to carry out part of your placement in a special educational needs school.

You don’t need Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) skills prior to starting the course. In order to achieve QTS you will need to follow this degree with a PGCE or School Direct programme.

What might you become?

Most graduates are likely to join a PGCE or School Direct postgraduate programme to become a teacher in either primary or secondary education. Your skills and experiences on the programme could also help you move into other roles in education, coaching, sport, sport development. There is also opportunity to go onto further postgraduate study through a range of Masters’ programmes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Engaging with Learning, Personal and Professional Development
  • Fundamental Movement Skills
  • Sports Science principles of Growth and Development
  • Sport Coaching and the Coaching Process
  • Foundations in Sport Development
  • International Studies in Sport and Physical Education

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have three A-levels at grades CCC or above, BTEC triple grades MMM or above, or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D and GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.

An access qualification pass and a DBS check is also required.

In addition, preference will be given to applicants with the following:

  • Engagement in sport as a participant, coach, leader or volunteer
  • NGB Coaching Awards
  • Leadership Awards (JSLA, CSLA, HSLA) or equivalent
  • Work experience (ideally in the education and/or coaching sector)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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