Physical Education and Coaching (Top-up) - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

If you're interested in sports science and would like to become a physical education teacher or sports coach, the Physical Education and Coaching (Top-up) BSc (Hons) degree is ideal for helping you develop a career in these areas. Taught at City and Islington College, the course will help you gain practical coaching skills and experience by giving you access to work placements, dedicated sports environments and teaching from an experienced course team that has expertise in many aspects of physical education and sports coaching.

More about this course

London Met’s Physical Education and Coaching (Top-Up) BSc course will teach you key elements of physical education and sports coaching. You will develop your practical coaching skills and experience through work placements in school, college or sports club environments.

The degree will help develop your understanding of the requirements for working within the education and sports coaching sectors, as well as give you valuable experience of coaching for multiple sports. We’ll provide you with access to a multi-purpose sports hall, sports science gym and an AstroTurf pitch.

Lectures, practical sessions, project work and tutorials will be run by an experienced course team with expertise in many areas of physical education and sports coaching.

Tailored to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience for work in education or sports coaching, the course will help you in your professional career.


Assessment methods include coursework, exams and observational practicals. There will also be an element of reflective practice in some assignments, allowing you to prepare for your professional future.

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Course type Undergraduate
UCAS code X151
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a foundation degree, Higher National Diplima (HND) or equivalent (240 credits) in a physical education, coaching or sports-science related subject
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or above
  • Level 1 sports governing body coaching qualification
  • a clean Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) record

Students for which English is a second language are required to pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test achieving a minimum of level 6.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Please refer to the City and Islington College website for further information.

Modules include:

  • Applied Theory and Practice of Teaching and Coaching
  • Analysis of Sports Performance
  • Vocational Teaching and Coaching
  • Research Project

After the course

This course will prepare you for a career in teaching and/or coaching. During the course, you will be based in an educational or sports coaching setting, allowing you to gain valuable work experience and contacts within your chosen field.

Following the course, this work experience, alongside the knowledge you've gained, will enable you to apply for positions in multi-sports coaching and education. It will also enable you to progress on to a teacher training course in primary, secondary or further education.

Studying at City and Islington College with London Met

This course is offered only through one of London Metropolitan University's collaborative partners, City and Islington College. Teaching will take place at the College, but you will enrol at London Metropolitan University and you'll receive your award certificate from the University when you graduate.

You will have a London Met student card that will grant you access to our libraries, and you'll be eligible for student membership of our sport and fitness facilities. You'll have the best of both worlds, as you'll also be able to take advantage of the City and Islington College library and IT facilities, including free on-site Wi-Fi and a virtual learning environment, so you can access course materials and assignments online even when you’re not at College.

At City and Islington College you'll benefit from small class sizes and regular one-to-ones and group tutorial sessions. City and Islington College advisers can also provide support with any out-of-College matters, including accommodation and financial concerns, as well as careers guidance.

For Unistats information please refer to the City and Islington course page.

How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University, but please note that if you require a Tier 4 visa you are not able to study on a part-time basis.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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