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BSc (Hons) Physical Education & Coaching – Full Time

Portobello Institute

Do you want to begin your journey to becoming a PE teacher? If the answer is yes, then this BSc in Physical Education & Coaching will be of interest to you. With the introduction of Physical Education as a state exam subject, this course is equipped to meet the demands of the growing market for specialist trained PE teachers in Ireland.  This course is designed for those students considering entering the teaching profession and will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of physical education. You will study a range of modules considering learning and teaching alongside the main sports science disciplines. Modules such as Practical Delivery in Sport & Physical Education, Inclusive Education and Contemporary Issue in PE provide the foundations for the Physical Education component.  You will learn practical skills relating to work as a physical education teacher and a sports coach. This is a full-time course delivered efficiently over 2-3 days per week for 3 academic years. You will complete an education-based placement as part of their course.  There is an easy payment plan designed to make this programme affordable. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a course that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

During this programme, you will learn about the principles of sports science as well as well as practical learning and teaching skills relating to work as a physical education teacher or sports coach. You will study modules such as Practical Delivery in Sport & Physical Education, Inclusive Education and Contemporary Issue in PE provide the foundations for the Physical Education component. You will learn how to facilitate the enhancement of physical education through effective teaching. You will understand principles and limitations of measurement and assessment strategies in sport, exercise and physical education

Portobello Institute’s BSc Hons in Physical Education has been specifically designed for a flexible delivery mode. This programme is delivered over 3 academic years, each 8 months in duration. There are between 4 and 5 modules per academic year with module seminars held at the weekend. This flexible mode of delivery is very suited to you if you are working or training full-time with limited spare time yet you want to achieve your degree qualification.

Course Code SPES-F-DS-OC-19
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Fitness, Fitness Instruction
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Honours Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, UK
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 30th September 2020
Course End Date 21st May 2021
Course Fee €5490 per year.
Course Times This is a full time degree delivered over 3 years. The programme schedule is generally delivered over 2-3 days per week
Title of Awarding BSc (Hons) in Physical Education & Coaching
Entry Requirements Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute. The entry routes are as follows: Sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2019 Students may apply and be granted a "Conditional Offer" prior to completing the Leaving Certificate. Step 1 - submit application Step 2 - Attend Interview Step 3 - Conditional Offer issued on the basis of successful achievement of LC requirements Step 4 - Confirm acceptance of a place and pay deposit as detailed Places can not be held open for applicants awaiting leaving certificate results, however should a student accept a place and then choose not to progress with this course, after first round CAO offers have been made, a refund of 75% of fees paid will be made. Refunds must be requested in writing on or before 23rd August 2019. With a Leaving Certificate; Minimum of grade C or O6 in ordinary level Biology*, English and Maths with a pass in 3 other subjects. *Students applying without LC Biology may complete QQI level 5 in Anatomy & Physiology, as a distance learning course, with Portobello Institute to compensate. or Without the required Leaving Certificate; Applicants should meet one of the following criteria; QQI level 5 major award containing a biology subject ITEC level 2 award containing anatomy & physiology An undergraduate degree in another subject QQI Level 5 Anatomy & Physiology - available through Portobello Institute Mature entry at 21 years without meeting the above criteria Equivalent qualifications with biology/anatomy & physiology module Application Process Step 1 - Complete the online booking form. Step 2 - Applicants will be contacted for confirmation of the entry criteria Step 3 - Confirmation of a place will be given to applicants immediately meeting the criteria. or Applicants who do not meet the criteria, maybe required to attend an interview with an offer of a place on the programme issued following assessment of suitability. Applicants confirm acceptance of offer by returning acceptance form. Please note places on this course are only confirmed once tuition fees have been received. Students will be registered as an undergraduate degree student with London Metropolitan University.
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