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2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED2042 A Career in PE Teaching

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Jill Wilkinson

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2016/17

Module replaces

LEED2040 and LEED2041

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

- This 20 credit module is for students who wish to follow a career in PE teaching. Students will undertake a placement in an educational establishment allowing them the opportunity to observe and deliver PE lessons. - Students will explore the different areas of activity within the PE curriculum with a high quality teaching and learning focus and will develop the ability to plan, deliver and evaluate PE lessons. They will be exposed to teaching pedagogy, child development factors and current education policies and strategies which affect the teaching of PE.- Students will gain an understanding of the different routes into teaching and will be prepared for their chosen application route and supported in the process. Students will be given the opportunity to complete an on line application have a practice interview as well as developing a personal statement and portfolio of evidence. - Designated a special skills module, and also part of the Discovery Modules in the Mind and Body theme and Personal and Professional Devlopment theme, and so is available to students across all degree programmes, this module is normally taken by level 2 students who are seriously considering a career in secondary Physical Education teaching or primary teaching with a PE focus.- You should enrol for this module on line, following your enrolment you will receive an email from Sport and Physical Activity to arrange an interview with regards to organising your placement and completing a DBS (CRB) check. - The delivery of some aspects of this module such as the first aid and safeguarding courses will be out of normal teaching hours.


Students will have developed a knowledge of:
- current education policies and strategies which affect the teaching of PE;
- the pedagogy of teaching;
- how to deliver national curriculum PE activities in a teaching and learning context;
- Lesson planning and high quality delivery of lessons;
- how to deliver appropriate first aid;
- Child abuse and the handling of potential related situations;
- how to undertake a critical evaluation of teaching practice;
- the different routes into teaching;
- the requirements for meeting the criteria for each route;
- the professional standards for teaching;
- the application process including interviews, personal statements and on line applications.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should:
- Understand current and proposed educational strategies in physical education including the national curriculum and other initiatives.
- Understand the elements of a high quality PE lesson and the delivery strategies surrounding this.
- Understand the importance of child development when applying teaching and learning principles.
- Be able to reflect on their experience of planning and delivering PE lessons.
- Have gained a first aid qualification and attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course.
- Understand the application processes for applying to become a Physical Education teacher.
- Understand the requirements for applications.
- Be able to demonstrate employability skills and critically analyse their own performance in applying for a career in teaching.
- Understand the roles, responsibilities and ethics associated with a career in the teaching profession.
- Have developed a portfolio of evidence to support their application to follow a career in teaching.

Skills outcomes
To have knowledge, understanding and some experience of teaching physical education to enable students to apply for further training that leads to a career in teaching.


- Complete a placement where students observe and teach.
- Be checked against the DBS, (formerly CRB).
- Complete a first aid and safeguarding and protecting children course.
- Complete an Activity Record, documenting progress throughout the module.
- Be introduced to some of the principles behind teaching, planning and observation.
- Complete a critical evaluation of teaching and learning.
- Attend individual / group tutorials to monitor and discuss progress.
- Be introduced to employability skills and be required to identify and develop these, including how to write a CV, personal statement, letter of application and interview techniques.
- Attend individual tutorials to monitor and discuss progress.
- Be introduced to commercial awareness and social media in relation to a career in teaching.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
First Aid Training23.006.00
Private study hours100.00
Total Contact hours100.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Preparation for seminars 10 hours
Preparation for assessment 50 hours
Preparation for tutorials and activity record completion 6 hours
Preparation for placement 20 hours
Preparation for individual application to follow a teaching career 14 hours
- Portfolio of evidence
- Development of personal statement
- Practice literacy / numeracy tests

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Monitoring of the Activity Record through tutorials will form the basis of individual action planning.
- Evaluation and observation during the placement.
- Registers of attendance at tutorials and seminars are kept and absences followed up by the module manager.
- Continuous liaison with the placement coordinator in the school will enable any problems to be addressed.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay or DissertationA reflective evaluation of the delivery of a PE lesson including lesson plan and teacher assessment 2700 - 3300 words50.00
ReportA critical analysis of the student's performance in applying for a career in teaching following the completion of an on-line application including a personal statement and interview (2/8) 1800 -2200 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Report: this will form one piece of work along with the practical aspect of an on-line application.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 18/01/2017


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