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PGCE Primary Physical Education Specialist with QTS

PGCE Primary Physical Education Specialist with QTS

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Physical Education Teaching (General) Flexible Learning Design Primary Schools (General) Teaching In Primary Schools

Course type


Course Summary

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Everyone needs a healthy lifestyle. The earlier we learn how to be fit and active, the easier it becomes to maintain these habits in adulthood. As a PE specialist, you’ll show children aged 5-11 how to be physically active in fun and engaging ways, and learn how to teach the national curriculum for all key stage 1 and 2 subjects.

By spending time in placements in schools, you’ll become a confident practitioner who meets Teachers’ Standards. You’ll gain the essential skills, knowledge and attitude for a two-year induction as an early career teacher, teaching the entire primary curriculum.

As this is a PGCE primary physical education specialist course, you’ll finish it as an expert in teaching this subject. You’ll inspire children to be physically fit and encourage your peers to deliver equally engaging lessons.


Leading Development and Change in the Primary School (Physical Education Specialist) enables you to harness your passion for physical education to develop as an expert primary PE teacher. You will have the opportunity to tailor your studies around one specific aspect of the primary physical education curriculum. Working with specialist tutors, you will develop extended subject knowledge and an evidence-based approach to learning, teaching, assessment and curriculum design. You will also examine bias and political, historical and cultural contexts, developing the capacity to lead and manage change and to articulate and communicate your own vision for curriculum development within physical education.

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Entry requirements

Students are expected to have: a commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher; suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English. Before the programme commences, they must have: a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required; GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in English Language; GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology. In addition students will need A Level Physical Education (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate a commitment to sport beyond the classroom, such as a recognised sports award or elite athlete status.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more