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Secondary Education (Physical Education) PGCE

Secondary Education (Physical Education) PGCE

Key information
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Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Sports / Physical Education Teaching / Training Teaching In Secondary Schools

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Secondary Education provides a high standard of training for those preparing to take up a teaching post in the secondary school sector. The course complies with the statutory guidance from the Department for Education for Initial Teacher Training courses. The PGCE in Secondary Education is specifically designed to ensure that those who are successful will be recommended for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) - the professional award required by all those who wish to teach in a maintained school.

The aim of the Physical Education course is to develop thoughtful teachers who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school by providing a balanced physical education programme. We also want to inspire a generation to become physically literate and active by providing well prepared, high quality physical education experiences for all students. As a trainee you will learn how to teach physical education to pupils in the 11-16 age range within the secondary age phase, with additional primary and post-16 enhancements. You will learn how to develop skills, knowledge and understanding for teaching physical education through a combination of university-led and school-led training. Successful completion of the course will lead to recommendation for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), along with 60 credits at Master’s level.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need: to hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification; to have achieved a standard equivalent to a grade 4 (previously Grade C) in the GCSE examinations in English and Mathematics; to have taken part in a rigorous selection process designed to assess your readiness to train to teach, which will include as a minimum both an interview and audit of your subject knowledge; to have taken and passed the professional skills tests prior to entry.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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