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Secondary Education Physical Education, PGCE

Secondary Education Physical Education, PGCE

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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) Teaching In Secondary Schools Secondary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

High-quality PE and sports are vital for keeping young people physically fit and able. Our popular course provides specialist training in teaching physical education and sports. We aim to develop PE teachers capable of working effectively across a range of teaching and practical activities in secondary school settings. We provide you with essential knowledge and skills in this important area of education, such as the professional, statutory and regulatory requirements within the PE sector. Your training takes place in two different secondary schools and in university environments. By the end of your studies, you will be a confident, competent and effective teacher of physical education with the ability to reflect on both theory and practice.

Placements are a core element of teacher training which enable our trainees to put theory into practice in a supportive environment. We are extremely lucky to work with a wide range of partners across London, Essex and Kent to support our trainees. We work closely with trainees when deciding on placements to ensure that trainees get the best training possible whilst on our programmes. Our strong partnerships ensure our trainees are well supported and have outstanding experiences whilst training with us.


To enable trainees to: ? Develop physical education trainees? subject knowledge and pedagogy, understanding of the ways pupils learn and means by which the holistic development of pupils may be promoted through physical activity. As part of this, students are expected to explore their role in the learning process in preparation for teaching their subject in secondary schools. ? Foster a proactive attitude to the development of breadth and depth in subject knowledge in physical education. ? Provide the opportunity to explore the nature of the subject and to establish an understanding of the importance of their subject within the curriculum. ? Instil a spirit of intellectual curiosity and enthusiasm about their subject.

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have: A 2:2 or above in an honours degree in a relevant subject; Plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above, or a recognised equivalent. (We accept equivalency tests from Equivalency Testing for Career Development and A Star Equivalency Testing.) In addition to completing and submitting an application through UCAS, candidates must: Attend an interview; Undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and an occupational health screening.