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PGCE in Secondary Education (Physical Education) with recommendation for QTS

PGCE in Secondary Education (Physical Education) with recommendation for QTS

Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching In Secondary Schools Sports / Physical Education Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

The PGCE is an intensive programme, which combines an exploration of principles and methods of teaching and learning with practical school-based teaching placements. The Secondary programme prepares you to work with pupils aged 11-16. At the heart of our programmes is a vision that our student teachers’ teaching will impact positively on pupil progress over time in schools and that our Partnership activities with schools will contribute to school improvement. We aspire for all our students to be outstanding teachers. School and Local Authorities are increasingly seeking to employ teachers with not only high levels of competence and skill in classroom practice, but practitioners who have advanced subject knowledge for teaching and enhanced knowledge of systems and theories relevant to education.

The aims of this program are: to enable student teachers to develop a critical understanding of issues and theories that impact upon classroom practice in teaching, learning and assessment in secondary schools; to support student teachers in their exploration and critical reflection on their own and others practice in relation to national and regional priorities and policies and current research relevant to the Key Stages for this programme; to promote student teachers' practical teaching skills and subject knowledge for teaching across the relevant Key Stages for this programme, making links with relevant theory to inform practice. The programme aims to further develop students' existing transferable skills in communication, literacy, numeracy and critical reasoning. It is suitable for those who wish to gain employment as teachers and who aspire to progress to leadership and management roles in schools or in the wider world of education. It will provide an excellent foundation for progression to either higher academic or advanced professional qualifications.

A Brunel PGCE with recommendation for QTS is a recognised symbol of high quality Initial Teacher Education. This is demonstrated by our outstanding employment rates over time and feedback from alumni student teachers, our partnership schools and Ofsted inspectors. Many of our students go on to work in our partnership schools and many in schools where they undertook a placement experience.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module covers the following GPE themes: professionalism, values and reflective practice; safeguarding, child protection and e-safety; understanding curriculum and the national curriculum; supporting learners, learning and effective behaviour management; inclusive education, with a specific focus on supporting pupils with SEND and SEBD; effective planning and teaching to promote pupil progress; assessment and its role in promoting effective learning.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have: an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the field in which they intend to teach, normally this should be a 2.1 classification or above in preparation for Master's level professional study; mathematics and English grades A* to C or equivalent at GCSE level; passed the required Skills Tests, via the UCAS TT application cycle. Brunel University London will accept applications for our PGCE courses prior to completion of the NCTL Skills Tests.

University information

Based in Uxbridge, on the outskirts of west London, Brunel University London offers over 100 specialist postgraduate courses, which you can study both full-time and part-time. 30% of their students are postgraduates, and 15% of their attendees are mature students. It’s comprised of three colleges Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences Business, Arts & Social Sciences Health & Life Sciences It also has three research...more