B.Sc. On Campus

Physical Education and School Sport (with Foundation Year) (Hons)

Hartpury College

48 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Make a difference to the development of young people through physical education and school sports during the Physical Education and School Sport (with Foundation Year) (Hons) course from Hartpury College. Gain experience in primary and secondary schools, as well as sports clubs. Develop the subject-relevant knowledge you need to progress onto the BSc degree.


Inspire young people to get active and develop essential life skills through sport. This Physical Education and School Sport (with Foundation Year) (Hons) course from Hartpury College will enable you to play a pivotal role in improving young people’s physical, social and emotional development, as well as their abilities to make confident decisions about their futures.

This foundation year pathway provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BSc qualification.

You’ll develop skills in a range of sports including traditional sports, aquatics and outdoor adventure, benefiting from field trips to outdoor education centres across the UK. You’ll also have the opportunity to achieve your Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism. This will allow you to secure a paid role in a school as a teaching assistant while you’re studying.

In your first year you’ll develop the foundations of your physical education practice. You’ll gain work experience in a school or sports club, as well as with young people learning on-campus. The curriculum will play a key role in your learning this year, as you develop creative teaching techniques and gain new confidence to work with young people across all key stages of it.

In your second and final years, you’ll cement your passion for primary or secondary school education in relevant work placements. You’ll also complete your dissertation, which will enable you to develop specialist knowledge in an area that interests you and that you can use to strengthen your practice. By the end of your degree, you’ll have a strong professional portfolio, which you can use to showcase your practical skills and experience to potential employers.

Industry opportunities

Supported work placements are central to each year on this degree, to ensure you graduate prepared to take your next step. You’ll undertake 80 hours of professional experience in a school or sports club in your first year, 120 hours in your second and 80 in your final year. 

Many of our students choose to work for one of our partner organisations including Active Gloucestershire, TT Adventures, Just Camps, Millbrook Academy, Marling Grammar School and Badminton Independent School. Others decide to gain experience through their own relationships further afield.

Graduate destinations

  • PGCE Primary or Secondary
  • Initial Teacher Training (School’s Direct)
  • Teaching Assistant, primary school
  • NEAT training or community sports
  • Camp manager/physical activity leads, Just Camps
  • Postgraduate study, eg MSc Coaching Science

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Curriculum Studies 
  • Coaching Practice Portfolio
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology 
  • Academic Skills for Sport 
  • Introduction to Exercise Physiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Missed the 15 January UCAS deadline? Don’t worry, you can still apply for many of our courses. 


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCSE - A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded) or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics.
  • A Levels - Typical offer is DD-EE or equivalent. This must include a minimum of one A Level.
  • Vocational award - Typical offer is a PPP in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate.
  • We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Gloucester

824 - 1563 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Physical Education and School Sport (with Foundation Year) (Hons)
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