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PGCE Secondary Education: Physical Education with Spanish

PGCE Secondary Education: Physical Education with Spanish

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Subject areas

Physical Education Spanish Language Secondary Schools (General) Teaching In Secondary Schools Teaching (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Why choose this course?

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 with Spanish 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. In addition to this, you will also be able to effectively teach the Spanish curriculum as a second subject. As a trainee you will learn how to teach Physical Education and Spanish 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 and Spanish through a combination of university-led and school-led training.

Career Paths

The PGCE in Secondary Education leads to recommendation for QTS, and enables you to take up a qualified teaching post in a secondary school.

In secondary schools you could be considered for a Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR), which may comprise any of the following:

  • Leading a particular subject as head of department, faculty or curriculum
  • Leading the achievement of a particular age group as head of year or key stage coordinator
  • Leading a particular area such as special education needs or pastoral care (i.e. personal guidance)

Later, you could progress to a senior leadership position such as a deputy or assistant head and head teacher - at which point you will have overall responsibility for the leadership and management of a school and the education its students receive.


This module builds on your knowledge, skills and understanding that you have gained through prior experiences to support you development as a teacher. This year ? long module will enable you to enhance your skills as a critical, reflective practitioner in readiness for your NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) year. This will require you to: engage with theories of teaching and learning across the themes of national policies and strategies in education, subject pedagogy, assessment within the framework of national target setting and the use of data, behaviour management and assessment for learning in the classroom; critically relate these theories to your strengths and areas for development as practitioner in the context of classroom and in the wider professional context(s). You will be required to demonstrate a deep knowledge and understanding of your practice; demonstrate, articulate, evaluate and critically reflect on your needs to enable you to continue to develop your professional identity as a teacher. Although a significant proportion of the training associated with this module can be delivered through university-based sessions, the major part will take place in the school-based environments, supported by school-based tutors and professional tutors. The taught sessions will be delivered through mixed subject groups beginning wqith a two day school experience.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

To hold a first degree of a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification. For example Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of science (BSc) etc. or similar. They are sometimes known as 'undergraduate' or 'first' degrees.

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