What will I learn?

**Course Overview**This course is ideal for students with a level 5 qualification looking to top up from further education or transfer from another University. You'll examine the theory of physical education, sport and coaching science across education, leisure and community sectors but there is nothing virtual about this course, hands-on experience plays a big part.Your academic learning will be intertwined with practical sessions in our purpose-built sports facilities. This programme focuses on physical education, sport coaching and sport development, blending academic rigour and vocational skills.It consistently links up-to-date multidisciplinary theory with practical skills. It is designed to appeal primarily to those seeking careers in sport coaching, physical education/sport teaching in primary, secondary and tertiary sectors (further post-graduate study would be required) and sport development officers within national governing bodies and local authorities**Why Choose University of Cumbria**- Our great links with sports partnerships and bodies boost your career prospects- Our strong relationships with local and regional organisations give you the opportunity to liaise and work with real-life stakeholders and community groups- Opportunities to organise sporting events with schools and in the community- Great tutor support and we get to know you because our class sizes are small- Our tutors have a wealth of experience in sport as coaches and managers- Great sports complex and up-to-date facilities- Our aim is to give you all of the academic knowledge and practical skills needed in the teaching of physical education and the coaching of sports activities from childhood to elite performance.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£10,500.00 (US$ 14,452) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022



Bowerham Road,



LA1 3JD, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Cumbria

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