Postgraduate PG Cert

Physical Education and Youth Sport

Explore the experiences of young people in physical education and youth sport settings and discover ways to enhance your practice.

Physical Education and Youth Sport

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    13 Sep 2021

Designed for those with a desire to understand and enhance physical education and sporting experiences for young people, this course will provide the ideal stepping stone for recent graduates wishing to extend or diversify their knowledge, as well as current practitioners working in schools or within the field of youth sport.

You will build a critical understanding of contemporary practice and learn to apply different models and theories to develop your expertise in creating inclusive physical education and youth sport settings.

By exploring the diversity of young people’s experiences of PE and youth sport, you will be well positioned to promote lifelong engagement in physical activity to a range of individuals and communities, which will benefit society as a whole.

This course also offers progression onto further study, for example, PGCE or School Direct places or onto PhD research.

The Carnegie School of Sport at Leeds Beckett University has delivered high-quality sport and physical education courses for more than 80 years. As a student, you will be taught by a small team of academics internationally renowned in their field.

With small group delivery, a personal tutorial system, and strong study skill support, this course will provide a cohesive and effective learning environment. During your studies, a range of option modules will enable you to cater the course to your personal and professional development goals.

We have good links with schools and youth sport organisations to help you apply your learning. You will also have access to a range of sports and recreation clubs and societies and coaching courses through our Sport and Active Lifestyles Team. You can choose to study full-time for one year or part-time over two years. To suit your full-time work schedule, we offer the part-time option typically across two evenings from 5-7pm.

This course can be studied as an MA, PG Dip or PG Cert.

Why study Physical Education and Youth Sport at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. This course is designed to be a stepping stone for recent graduates looking to extend or diversify their knowledge, as well as current practitioners working in schools or within the field of youth sport
  2. Position yourself to promote lifelong engagement in physical activity
  3. Build a critical understanding of contemporary practice and learn to apply different models and theories to develop your expertise
  4. Be among the first students to take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  5. Take advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games

Carnegie School of Sport Heritage We have a long history in sports education stretching back to 1933 and the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Training. Today, alumni of this college and its successor institutions are leaders in national and international sport.

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