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Brunel University

School of Sport and Education


Steph is a final year

Secondary Education and

Physical Education student.

Annual Intake: 80

Why study Education at Brunel?

I have always wanted to be a PE teacher,

and Brunel University stood out.

Perhaps it was the idea of being so close

to central London, the cosmopolitan

atmosphere, the recommendation of

the course, or the many extra-curricular

sports which were offered. What I do

know is that I made the right choice!

I never expected PE teaching to have

so much depth, but the way the course

is delivered through stimulating

lectures, seminars and practical lessons,

in fantastic facilities, makes it really

appealing and has urged me to learn

more than I could ever have expected.

Having friendly and approachable

teaching staff also gives you such a

confidence boost. They keep you levelheaded

and try to assist you in any way

they can.

But it’s not all work and no play –

I have managed to fill my spare time

with many activities. Holding down a

part‐time job in the Students’ Union bar,

being Chair of the Equestrian Club and

Saturday Team Manager for the Netball

Club, playing netball five times a week

and being a member of the women’s

cricket team mean some may think I do

too much… but not being involved in

these activities wouldn’t have made

me the person I am today. I thoroughly

recommend studying here!

★★ Our courses are innovative and are geared to the

challenges and changes in education and youth

and community settings, and to the needs of

individual students.

★★ On all courses, you will benefit from established

partnerships between Brunel and a variety of

educational institutions and local schools.

★★ We were the first in the field of teacher education

in the British Commonwealth, with roots going

back to 1798, and we are still a leading institution in

education and youth and communities studies.

★★ Our teacher education courses and teaching have

been rated as ‘excellent’ by OFSTED.

★★ The process of learning is informed by

cutting‐edge research. We are host to a number

of research centres including the Brunel Able

Children’s Education Centre and the Centre for

Youth Work Studies.

COURSES AT A GLANCE

Contemporary Education BA .......................................... Page 108

Secondary Education and Physical Education BSc ..........Page 110

Youth and Community Work BA......................................Page 112

Youth and Community Studies BA ..................................Page 113

Website

www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/ug

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UCAS CODE

X300 (3 YEARS FULL-TIME)

Contemporary

Education BA

Please check the web for up-to-date course information.

For detailed entry requirements, see pages 218-221.

entry requirements

GCE A and AS-level 320 tariff points

from 3 A-levels plus 1 AS-level or

Extended Project Qualification, to

include at least one social science

subject

Advanced Diploma 320 tariff points

in Society, Health and Development,

including at least 20 tariff points in

a science or social science subject

at AS-level for Additional and

Specialist Learning

IBDP 32 points

BTEC ND DDM in a related subject

Access Students will be considered

on an individual basis

For all other qualifications or

combinations, contact

Education Enquiries.

COURSE CONTENT

This degree is a response to the

changing and evolving nature

of education in the broadest

sense of the word. If you share

our belief that creativity,

culture and education are

inextricably linked, then this

is the programme for you. The

programme aims to:

• enable students to acquire

knowledge, understanding

and skills in contemporary

educational theory, policy

and practice;

• develop a range of

transferable skills, such as

critical reflection, systematic

analysis, communication,

collaboration, presentation

and writing;

• enable students to develop

key skills for lifelong

learning and prepare them

for further professional and

academic qualifications and/

or a range of educationrelated

careers.

The programme will equip you

with a depth of understanding

about the role of education in a

diverse society, both within and

beyond the UK. It is a forwardlooking

programme, designed

for changing times and for

people who will be making

decisions in the years to come.

ASSESSMENT

Your progress will be assessed

in a variety of ways. Assessment

procedures include individual

and group project work, essays,

oral presentations, report

writing, class-based tests and

written examinations.

CAREERS

This degree is appropriate to

those contemplating careers

in fields such as: education

administration; after-school

programme co-ordination;

early years education; informal

education; education welfare;

Continuing Professional

Development co-ordination;

and business training. It could

also form a basis for careers

in counselling, education

psychology, the social services,

LEA work, social work,

administration and education

management.

Some students will progress

to a teacher training course

to become a primary teacher

with qualified teacher status.

If you are considering teaching,

you will need to combine your

degree with a one-year PGCE

– successful completion of the

BA Contemporary Education

enables you to apply for Brunel’s

highly regarded PGCert Primary

programme, provided that

you meet current government

requirements.

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Contact

Vicky Reynolds

School of Sport and Education

Tel +44 (0)1895 265208

Email sse-ugcourses@brunel.ac.uk


TYPICAL MODULES

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Level 1

• Understanding Learning

• Human Development:

Childhood to Adolescence 1

Education and Society

• Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

• Study Skills and Methods of Enquiry

• Working in Educational Settings

Level 2

• Living and Learning in Different

Communities: Cultural

Perspectives and Comparisons

• Human Development:

Childhood to Adolescence 2

• Individual and Group Learning

in Informal Environments

• Mentoring and Coaching

in Educational Settings

• Research Methods

• Exploring Educational Environments

Level 3

• Growing Up in 21st Century Britain

Education in Formal Contexts

Education in Informal Contexts

• Research in Educational Contexts

• Research Project

Website

www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/ug

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UCAS CODE

X1CP

(4 YEARS FULL-TIME)

Secondary Education and

Physical Education BSc

Please check the web for up-to-date course information.

For detailed entry requirements, see pages 218-221.

entry requirements

GCE A and AS-level 300 tariff points

from 3 A-levels plus 1 AS-level or

Extended Project Qualification,

preferably including Sports Studies

or Physical Education (General

Studies/Critical Thinking accepted)

Advanced Diploma 300 tariff points

in any subject welcomed, including

an A-level in Sports Studies or

Physical Education for Additional

and Specialist Learning

IBDP 31 points

BTEC ND DDM in a related subject

Access Students will be considered

on an individual basis

ISA/CRB checks All students

undertaking this programme of

study will be required to register

with the Vetting and Barring

Schemes. For full details of the

Independent Safeguarding

Authority guidelines, see page 220.

Your commitment to and suitability

for entering the teaching profession

will be discussed at interview.

Evidence of a wide sporting profile

will also be important.

For all other qualifications

or combinations, contact the

Admissions Tutor.

This course leads to a

recommendation for Qualified

Teacher Status.

COURSE CONTENT, STRUCTURE

AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

School experience is closely

integrated with academic

studies. You will work in schools

in each of the four years, and

will undertake periods of

extended school experience in

Years 3 and 4.

Brunel has an international

reputation for Physical

Education and Sport. For the

first three years, you will work

alongside BSc Sport Sciences

students, building up a strong

academic and practical base.

You will also undertake work

in education studies, and

modules in PE activities. The

course will prepare you to teach

the secondary age range and

covers all areas of the National

Curriculum for PE. It has been

planned in partnership with

local schools and the Training

and Development Agency for

Schools (TDA).

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by a variety

of methods including

examinations, practicals,

assignments, orals and

evaluation of your teaching

in schools. Brunel’s carefully

selected partnership schools are

responsible for monitoring and

supporting your development.

TYPICAL MODULES

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updates

Level 1 Core (Year 1)

Educational Studies 1:

Foundation Professional

Module (includes

school‐based work)

• Physical Education Subject

Studies 1 (Outdoor and

Adventure Activity)

• Physical Education Subject

Studies 2 (Swimming)

• Sport Sciences modules,

from: Analytical Skills in

Sport and Physical Activity;

Anatomy and Biomechanics;

Foundations of Sport

and Exercise Physiology;

Psychology of Sport and

Personal Development;

Sociology and Management

of Sport.

• 26 Days’ School Experience

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Contact

Admissions Tutor, Peter Breckon

School of Sport and Education

Tel +44 (0)1895 266495

Email sse-ugcourses@brunel.ac.uk or admissions@brunel.ac.uk


Level 2 Core (Year 2)

Educational Studies 2

• Physical Education Subject

Studies 3 (Coaching)

• Physical Education Subject

Studies 4 (Athletics)

• Sport Sciences modules, from:

Child Development in Physical

Education and Sport; Qualitative and

Quantitative Methods of Analysis;

Research and Application in Sport

Psychology; Training Applications

for Sport and Exercise

• 16 Days’ School Experience

Level 3 Core (Years 3 and 4)

Education Studies 3 (including a

major school-based project)

• Physical Education Subject

Studies 5 (Dance)

• Physical Education Subject

Studies 6 (Gymnastics)

• Sport Sciences modules, from:

Applied Sport Psychology;

Contemporary Issues in Youth

Sport Work; Professional Issues

in Coaching and Physical Education

• 130 Days’ School Experience

NB All Physical Education Studies modules

are split between University-based and

school‐based work

Website

www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/ug

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UCAS CODE

L590

(3 YEARS FULL-TIME)

This course is also available

part‐time (please apply directly

to the University)

Youth and

Community Work BA

Please check the web for up-to-date course information.

For detailed entry requirements, see pages 218-221.

entry requirements

Please check the website for

further information.

This course is offered to entrants

with no formal academic

qualifications in order to recognise

and accommodate the wide-ranging

backgrounds from which youth and

community professionals are drawn.

However, only students who have

had substantial practical experience

and who demonstrate academic

ability at the appropriate level may

be admitted onto the programme.

Academic potential will be assessed

by interview and/or a written

assignment designed to test the

student’s capacity to engage with

advanced study. Appropriate

references will be sought to

support this.

All successful entrants are normally

expected to have had suitable

successful professional practice

in a field related to youth and

community work. Entrants may

be working in a variety of settings

as trainees, unqualified workers

or substantial part-time (paid or

unpaid) workers. All students must

undertake a minimum of 15 hours

per week youth and community

work in order to be accepted onto

the course. This must be maintained

during their participation in each

year of the course. When an

employer is sponsoring a student,

a contract between the employer,

student and University will be

established prior to the student

joining the programme. This will

detail the responsibilities of all three

involved parties.

ISA/CRB checks Many of the work

placements undertaken as part of

this programme of study will require

students to register with the Vetting

and Barring Schemes. For full details

of the Independent Safeguarding

Authority guidelines, see page 220.

COURSE CONTENT

The course is designed for

undergraduate entrants who

wish to gain a BA as an initial

professional qualification in

Youth and Community Work.

The programme follows a

blended learning route (distance

and work-based with part-time

attendance and two residential

study blocks) and runs over

three terms per academic year.

It is offered in three modes:

• Three-year mode in which

students undertake six

modules a year for the first

two years (two modules per

term), then four modules

and a research-based project

during the final year;

• Four-year mode in which

students undertake four

modules a year for the

first three years, then four

modules and a research-based

project during the final year;

• Five-year mode in which

students undertake three

modules a year for the first

four years, then four modules

and a research-based project

during the final year.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by a combination

of joint and self-assessment and

project-based assignments.

WORK PLACEMENTS

Concurrent work-based

placements are an integral

part of the programme and are

assessed at each level.

TYPICAL MODULES

Level 1

• Individual Growth

and Development

• Working with Individuals

• Informal Education

• Groups and Group Work

• Anti-discrimination

• Sociology of Youth

and Youth Culture

• Concurrent Placement

Level 2

• The Social Policy Context of

Youth and Community Work

• Working in a

Community Context 1

• Managing Youth and

Community Work 1

• Principles and Practices of

Youth and Community Work

• Managing Youth and

Community Work 2

• Staff Development

and Training

• Concurrent Placement

Level 3

• Sociology and Society

• Working in a

Community Context 2

• Drugs and Young People

• Research Methods

• Special Project

• Concurrent Placement

• Additional Work-based

Placement

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Contact

Admissions Tutor, Nic Crowe

School of Sport and Education

Tel +44 (0)1895 267146

Email sse-ugcourses@brunel.ac.uk or admissions@brunel.ac.uk


Youth and

Community Studies BA

Please check the web for up-to-date course information.

For detailed entry requirements, see pages 218-221.

Conversion

Programme

2 years part-time

distance learning

(please apply directly to the

University)

COURSE CONTENT

This course is a degree-level,

in‐service professional education

for early and mid-career youth

and community workers and

others undertaking social

educative work in similar areas.

It has been designed to answer

the professional education and

career development needs of

youth and community workers

who wish to extend their initial

training into the knowledge and

skill areas of their current role.

The aim is to use and capitalise

on students’ ongoing practical

and professional experience

and to equip them with the

potential for an effective and

successful career in youth and

community work.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by coursework,

which involves practical

assignments and written

essays aimed at improving your

professional practice.

TYPICAL MODULES

Check the web for the latest

updates

• Sociology and Society – the

Sociological Perspective (core)

• Research Methods (core)

• Working in a Community

Context

• Drugs and Young People

• Special Project (core)

entry requirements

Certificate, Diploma or DipHE in

Youth and Community Work, or

a related field.

Website

www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/ug

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