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Physical Education (CertHE)

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Be part of the future of Physical Education and Youth Sport with UWTSD

The course is designed to develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge at delivering high quality and inclusive physical activity and sporting experiences for young people.

You will be supported in your studies by a team of highly inspirational academic staff who have extensive experience of working and researching in the fields of physical education and sport.

The course is delivered within the high-quality campus facilities in Carmarthen and the extensive equipment base including areas such as competitive sport, health and fitness and adventurous activities.

On graduating you will be able to progress to the Diploma or BA degree programme in Physical Education.


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Contact Email: d.blain@uwtsd.ac.uk
Contact Name: Dylan Blain

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5 Reasons to study this course

  1. A Strong practical focus at all levels of the programme.
  2. Highly experienced and inspirational teaching team who have developed internationally recognised programmes in the field.
  3. Small class sizes allow for a highly personalised learning experience.
  4. Use the latest technologies in physical education and sport.
  5. Gain a higher education qualification in physical education.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The certificate in Physical Education has a fundamental focus on learning, teaching and coaching issues, with many modules offering practical teaching experiences with young people in a range of activities, including games, swimming, and adventurous activities.

Issues of inclusion, entitlement and differentiation are embedded in many of the modules, and several assessments require students to plan and evaluate their own and others' teaching and coaching.

The current sport, health and outdoor adventure activities focus of physical education is strongly represented in the overall content of the programme.

The programme has a main focus on presenting students with inclusive learning, teaching and coaching strategies in order to be able to provide positive experiences for young people in physical education and sport.

The course integrates the latest technologies to support students in a blended learning experience that merges both online and face to face delivery. Additionally, strong links with local schools and physical education departments across the region enable extensive placement opportunities for students.

Module Topics

The course will be delivered through 6 modules over 2 semesters.

These include:

  • Physical Education and Aquatic Activities
  • Creative Movement in Education
  • Learning in the Digital Era
  • Facilitating Adventurous Activities
  • Introduction to Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Human Physiology and Fitness

The certificate is predominantly assessed through course work.

Key Information

Career Opportunities

Working in a range of contexts to support high quality physical activity experiences for young people.

Additional Costs

£50 for kit.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.


Please visit our Student Accommodation pages for more information.

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.