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Develop a rare skill set to enable you to stand out in your future career.
Three A-levels at grades CCC or above.
Or BTEC triple grades MMM or above.
Or Access 23-45 D/M with min 6D.
And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.
A DBS check is required as is experience in sporting activities and dance.
This course is available for 2021 entry. It is not available for 2020 entry.
UCAS points 96
UCAS code PED1
Duration Three years full-time
PE practitioners who have expertise in dance are a relatively rare. BA (Hons) Physical Education and Dance offers students the chance to study both PE and dance within one programme, exploring the scientific principles that underpin both PE and dance alongside the methods and practice underpinning effective and meaningful delivery of PE and dance in school and community settings. The course focuses on acquiring the knowledge, skills and understanding to deliver dance in school and in the community. Both the PE and dance elements of the programme are designed to encourage creative and innovative practice. Students will be learning both theory and practice through delivering PE and dance to children and young people in both school settings and in the wider community.
Unique programme that focusses on developing knowledge in both PE and dance.
Numerous opportunities to learn through practice as you work with a range of different children and young people.
Enthusiastic lecturers with considerable experience across a range of related areas.
World class sports facilities including a British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) accredited sports science laboratory.
You'll do sporting activities and dance technique classes in every year of the course.
BOTH physical education and dance within one degree.
How can I use dance to develop fundamental movement skills in young children?
Why does engaging with sports and dance have an impact on physical, cognitive and social development?
How can I encourage participation in physical activities in those who tend to disengage?
How can I improve the fitness of my talented dancers and sports performers?
How can I use technology to support performance in both the sports and dance domain?
You might become a PE or dance specialist in a primary, secondary or a special educational needs school. To work in a state maintained school you will need to follow your degree with a PGCE or School Direct to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You could also develop a career as a dance teacher or sports coach in a community setting, leisure centre or health and fitness centre.
“ During the first year you will learn the fundamentals of body movement that underpin all physical activities. You will also learn how to plan and deliver coaching sessions and discover how to self-assess coaching performance. During the second year you will experience dance within musical theatre and explore how this can enhance participation. You will also learn how dance is taught in primary and secondary schools, as well as in the community. In your third year you’ll learn the directing skills to put on shows, and learn about how education engages pupils in schools.”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Lectures, practical sessions, dance technique classes, peer teaching, delivery in schools and the community, workshops, laboratory sessions and reflective practice.
Reflective journals, essays, practical performance, verbal presentations, written reports, session planning and reflective evaluations, essays, blogs and examinations.
Erica is a qualified teacher, she teaches Physical Education and Dance and is interested in talent identification and development, physical activity and paediatric health and the development of physical literacy in young children.View full profile