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Secondary Education Physical Education, PGCE

Secondary Education Physical Education, PGCE

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Full time


1 year

Start date


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

Interested in teaching sports? Want a rewarding career as a PE teacher? Begin your training at Greenwich with a PGCE in Physical Education at secondary level.

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.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

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.

How long is my placement?

Placement A is from October to December. Placement B is from January to June.

Do you provide employability services?

Our services are designed to help you achieve your potential and support your transition towards a rewarding graduate career.

The Employability and Careers Service provides support when you are preparing to apply for placements and graduate roles. It includes CV clinics, mock interviews and employability skills workshops.

Each School also has its own Employability Officer, who works closely with the industry and will provide specific opportunities relevant to your own course.


This module aims to enable trainees to: provide student teachers with an understanding of how to integrate the theory and practice of education; develop student teachers who are professionally committed to the education of all children; encourage student teachers to start to develop their own professional identity; develop an understanding of how to bring about effective learning in the specialist subject in a secondary school; and develop student teachers towards achieving the Teachers? Standards.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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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.