Entry requirements

  • At least a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in an area related to subject of study.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE examination in any of the following: English Language, English Literature, Welsh Language (First Language), Welsh Literature. Where an equivalent to a grade B in either English Literature or Welsh Literature is achieved, a minimum of a grade C/grade 4 must be achieved in the corresponding GCSE examination in English or Welsh (First) Language.
  • Grade B/Grade 5 in the GCSE Examination in Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy must also be achieved.
  • GCSE grade B equivalency tests in English and mathematics are available to applicants for admission to the teacher education courses for the next academic session at Bangor University. Applicants wishing to undertake the equivalency test must already have a grade C at GCSE standard.
  • A willingness and positive attitude towards seeking to improve personal use of the Welsh Language.

Months of entry

September

Course content

On successful completion of the PGCE, Physical Education (PE) Associate Teachers (ATs) will have a secure understanding of the pedagogy of PE and how the subject contributes to the promotion of lifelong engagement in health enhancing physical activity.

“Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.”

PE ATs will be encouraged to view themselves as lifelong learners who are motivated to extend their understanding of the context and culture of teaching PE in Wales. Their teaching will be informed by the theories of learning PE thus developing their capacity to critically engage with research and advance their own teaching.

ATs will embody all of the four purposes in their teaching, but in particular they will know how to ensure that learners become healthy and confident individuals. They will understand the direct relationship between positive exercise experiences and the health and well-being of children and young people; moreover, they will promote positive attitudes towards lifelong participation in health enhancing physical activities.

The Secondary PGCE programme is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of how children and adolescents learn, and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop as a creative and innovative teacher. You will learn about adolescent’s development through the Secondary sector and be supported to become an excellent teacher.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE(QTS)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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