Ian Gardner

Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education

Email: igardner2@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Ian is a Lecturer in Physical Education & Sport Coaching in the Cardiff School of Sport. He is also one of the senior rugby coaches within the Cardiff Metropolitan RFC who play in the WRU National Champion ship and the BUCS Premier division.

Ian joined the School in 2016, following 21 years as a Physical Education teacher and Head of Department in Caerphilly. He is also Principal Examiner for WJEC AS Physical Education.

Ian is a Module leader within the Level 4 Sport and Physical Education program and teaches across the pedagogy and performance modules. He is a Level 4 qualified coach and is currently Head Coach of Bedwas RFC in the Welsh Premiership.


Research Interests

  • Physical Education in secondary schools
  • Sports Coaching
  • I am currently studying for a PhD in Sports Coaching


Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Areas include:

  • Level 4 Module Leader
  • Tutor for Sport and PE at Level 4, 5 and 6 
  • Tutor for Applied principles and Techniques for rugby at Level 4 and 5

Qualifications and Supervision

B.A. Hons in Human Movement Studies

P.G.C.E in Physical Education (Secondary)

MSc Coaching Science

PhD in Sport Coaching (Pending)

External Links

AS & A2 Physical Education Principal Examiner (WJEC)

AS & A2 Physical Education Practical Moderator

Rugby Coach at Bedwas RFC – Welsh Premiership


Sport Coaching/Performance


Wales U18's

Wales Students

Cardiff Institute RFC (now Cardiff Met)

Caerphilly RFC

Rugby Coaching

Formerly Wales U18's

Bedwas RFC (Welsh Premiership)

Cardiff Metropolitan University

WRU Level 4 coach