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Bachelor of Education (Hons) Physical Education

Bachelor of Education (Hons) Physical Education

MQF Level: 6

ECTS Value: 180 ECTS

​​Start Date: September

Duration: 4 Years (Part-time)

Programme Description

This programme provides course participants with a strong foundation in pedagogy, assessment, inclusive practices and educational theory. It aims to provide those within or wishing to join the education sector with the necessary tools and competences to teach effectively whilst fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all learners. Within this programme, learners shall foster a deeper understanding and engagement with the different types of sports, the role of physical education in schools and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to be in possession of:

  1. Three (3) Ordinary Levels at MQF Level 3 (minimum Grade C or 5)  in Maltese, English Language and Mathematics awarded by MATSEC or an equivalent examination body recognised by the Institute for Education.

AND

A minimum of one of the following:

  1. ​​An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) with a grade C or better in PE at Intermediate level; 
  2. An MQF Level 4 vocational qualification (MQF 4 with a minimum of 120 ECTS) in Sports, Coaching or a cognate area deemed relevant by the Institute for Education;
  3. An awarded MATSEC Certificate (MQF 4) together with a signed reference from the association or MOC providing evidence of a minimum of three (3) years active participation in a particular sport.
  4. Two subjects at Advanced Level (MQF 4) at grade C or better, with an intermediate in Physical Education at grade C and two intermediates with a minimum grade D.

Applicants applying under the Institute for Education’s maturity clause are asked to refer to Section 2.2. of the Admission Regulations.

Course Outline

First Year

Code Description Credits
Academic Skills for Undergraduate Studies
2 ECTS
Psychology of Education: Development, Cognition and Learning
3 ECTS
Planning: A Key to Success
4 ECTS
Assessment for Learning and Continuous Assessment
3 ECTS
Classroom Management
3 ECTS
Teaching Practice I
10 ECTS
Teaching Athletics
4 ECTS
Health, Nutrition and Diet
4 ECTS
Fitness
4 ECTS
Teaching Dance
4 ECTS
Adopting a Learner-centred Approach to Physical Education
5 ECTS

Second Year

Code Description Credits
Inclusive Education: Theories and Practices
5 ECTS
Philosophy of Education: The Maltese Educational System
and Collaborative Communities of Learning
3 ECTS
Achieving Standards while Fostering Equity and Social Justice
3 ECTS
Critical Pedagogy
4 ECTS
​Teaching Practice II
10 ECTS
Implementing the Physical Education Curriculum
5 ECTS
Sports Sociology and the Historical Development of
Physical Education
3 ECTS
Sports Physiology, Medicine & Injury Prevention
8 ECTS
Outdoor Education
4 ECTS

Third Year

Code Description Credits
Research Methods
5 ECTS
Enriching Learning through Web-based Applications
3 ECTS
Microteaching
3 ECTS
Sociology of Education: Gender Equality, Culture and Values
3 ECTS
The Professional Educator: Personal and Social Competences
4 ECTS
Experiential Learning and Authentic Assessment
3 ECTS
Exploring Multiculturalism in Education
3 ECTS
Micro-placement in Industry
6 ECTS
Sports Psychology
4 ECTS
Teaching Gymnastics
4 ECTS
Physical Education Testing and IT in Sports
3 ECTS
Teaching Net Games
4 ECTS

Fourth Year

Code Discription Credits
Dissertation
20 ECTS
Teaching Practice lll
10 ECTS
Motor Skills Development through Physical Education
6 ECTS
Teaching Invasion Games
4 ECTS
Adapted Physical Education
4 ECTS

N.B. Please note that while the above provides an indication of the overall programme structure, the years in which modules are delivered may change or be replaced as part of the Institute for Education’s administrative processes.

Applications

Applications for the Bachelor of Education (Hons) Physical Education programme open mid-May of each year with programmes commencing the following September. When open, interested applicants may apply through the Institute for Education’s online portal

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