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BA (Hons) Physical Education - Blended Learning



BA (Hons) Physical Education - Blended Learning is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course . BA (Hons) Physical Education - Blended Learning gives a Course Qualification of Honours Bachelor Degree. For more information about BA (Hons) Physical Education - Blended Learning at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

Do you want to begin your journey to becoming a PE teacher? If the answer is yes, then this BA in Physical Education will be of interest to you.

Delivered over 3 years, the BA (Hons) Physical Education programme aims to develop your critical understanding of physical education, through theoretical, practical and work-based learning experiences. You will have the opportunity to qualify and work in professional sports coaching and the option to study a PGCEi and a MSc Physical Education to become a qualified PE teacher.

A degree from a recognised global leading sports science university

This degree is designed to professionally develop practitioners to progress in both their practical and future academic career. Awarded by Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU), graduates will hold an instantly recognised degree from one of the world’s leading universities for sports science and physical education.

This BA (Hons) Physical Education course has been co-developed by Portobello Institute and the expert academic team in LJMU who have an international reputation for the delivery of physical education degrees.

This PE degree combines practical and theoretical aspects of physical education and provides work experience opportunities at each level of study within the school and local community settings.

Alternative route to PE teaching with this programme.

Our students can use this BA (Hons) in Physical Education as an  entry pathway to becoming a PE teacher. Portobello Institute will offer, from October ’22, a Post Graduate Certificate in Continuing Education (PGCEi) with an MSc in Physical Education available from October ’23. These programmes combined are delivered over 2 academic years, offering graduates the qualifications they require to pursue a career in PE teaching. Alternatively, many of our past students have used qualifications gained from Portobello Institute to gain entry to other universities to study post-graduate qualifications for PE teaching.

Essential knowledge for a career in physical education

Designed for those students considering entering the teaching profession, the content of this degree 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 Psychology and Introduction to Skills Acquisition in year 1 right through to Contemporary Issues in PE provide you with strong foundations to build a career in physical education.

Develop practical skills and techniques

You will learn practical skills relating to work as a physical education teacher and a sports coach. This is course is delivered efficiently over 3 academic years. You will complete an education-based placement as part of their course.

Learn from the experts

This honours degree is delivered by a team of expert tutors who are experienced practitioners and educators. You will have personal one to one support from a personal academic tutor who is an experienced PE teacher and is there to to support you throughout your learning journey to achieve your personal best.

Here are some reasons to choose to study with Portobello:

  • Accelerated programme completing your undergraduate degree in three years, getting you out into the world of work faster.
  • Career focused qualifications – our courses lead to awards that offer you the opportunity of immediate employment upon graduation.
  • Notable university partners – our university partners are among the top-ranking universities in the UK offering you access to a qualification from a renowned university.
  • Reputable placements – our work experience placements are with prominent organisations, connecting you with respected employers to build your future career network.
  • Realistic entry requirements – our entry requirements are reflective of the academic ability needed to successfully complete this course. These are clearly stated and remain static regardless of demand for places.
  • Individualised support – we fit your learning model with support available when you need it throughout your learning journey.
  • SMART assessments – we use a range of assessments for each module designed to support a broad range of learning styles, giving you the opportunity to excel.
  • Industry expert tutors – our tutors are all industry practitioners connecting research and theory with industry practice throughout their lectures.
  • Condensed scheduling – we value your time by ensuring your timetable is optimised for delivery.
  • Flexible delivery – we deliver theory sessions on-site, online whilst also recording the session simultaneously offering you a choice of when and how you learn.
  • City Centre Location – Commuting to Portobello is very accessible – the Luas stops outside our door, and we are located within minutes from the major transport hubs.
  • Affordable payment options – all our courses offer you the option to choose an easy payment plan supporting you to spread the cost out over your learning journey.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationHonours Bachelor Degree
Awarding Body DetailsBA (Hons) in Physical Education
Course Start Date1st October 2022
Course End Date28th May 2023
Course TimeThis programme is delivered over three academic years.
Course Fee€5,320 per academic year
Entry RequirementsEntry is by direct application to Portobello Institute. The entry routes are as follows: 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 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 Liverpool John Moore's University.
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