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Primary and Early Years (Physical Education) with QTS - PGCE

Primary and Early Years (Physical Education) with QTS - PGCE

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Teaching (General) Physical Education Early Learning Teaching In Primary Schools Primary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Do you have a passion for educating children, and the value and role Physical Education can play in their development? If your aim is to become a reflective, critical and enquiring primary school teacher then our PGCE Primary Education with Specialism in Physical Education with QTS is the course for you.

Our PGCE Primary Education with Specialism in Physical Education with QTS puts the holistic development of children at the heart of what you will learn. You will develop your knowledge and practice of Physical Education and its educative purpose in a range of settings. We will provide you with the skills and understanding that you will need to engage and inspire every child in your primary school classroom, to prepare you for your NQT year and beyond.

What's covered in the course?

You’ll discover that the way we teach you and the time you spend in schools in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands area will give you a broad experience of working with children who come from a wide range of different social, economic and cultural backgrounds, so you’ll be confident, committed and creative teacher ready for your NQT year.


Applicants must meet requirements of being medically fit and successfully completing an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Enhance Employability Skills

Our commitment to developing graduates with the skills and experience employers need means that within six months of graduating, over 98 per cent of PGCE Primary and Early Years students are in employment or further study (DLHE Survey 2015/16).

Whatever subjects you choose, we focus on giving up-to-date knowledge. Making use of your strong knowledge of physical education, along with the real-life experience you gain from going on placements, should also give you a real head start in the career stakes.


This module belongs to the School Based Training strand of the programme. Working in partnership with schools over a sustained period of time in school, this module, School Based Training 1, provides opportunities for you as a trainee teacher to meet the professional standards and expectations of teaching through practical experience. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced teachers and other education professionals to develop your knowledge, understanding and skill in the classroom and the wider school environment. Schools will undertake to provide trainees with a variety of opportunities to observe best practice which addresses the trainees? development needs. You will be able to implement theory and evidence-based understanding on an on-going and development basis into your teaching into the classroom.
Professional Studies and Leadership - PE Specialism (20 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

We normally require a Bachelor's Honours degree at 2:2 level or above from a UK higher education institution, or a recognised equivalent. You should have a passion for Physical Education. GCSE at grade 4 (formerly grade C) or above (or its equivalent) in English, mathematics and a science subject is also necessary at the point of enrolment. Applicants must meet Department for Education requirements for Initial Teacher Training, which means being medically fit (physically and mentally) and successfully completing an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).