Taught course

Physical Education (7-14)

Canterbury Christ Church University · Postgraduate Initial Teacher Education - POINTED

Entry requirements

The University requires all applicants for the PGCE to demonstrate that they meet the national entry requirements as set out by the Department for Education. One of these requirements is that the applicant has achieved a standard equivalent to a grade C in the GCSE examinations in English, mathematics and science. Applicants must possess a good relevant subject degree (2:2 Hons min.) or equivalent by the time the programme starts. Applicants are also required to have gained a minimum of ten days recent state primary and secondary school experience (Prior to applying), and have passed the skills tests in literacy and numeracy.

Months of entry


Course content

The 7-14 PGCE in Physical Education is a one-year, full-time programme that aims to enable student teachers to become confident, competent classroom practitioners. The 7-14 PGCE is ideal for those students who are particularly interested in this particular age group which spans the older years of primary education i.e. 7-11 and the younger years of secondary education i.e. 11-14. It is ideal for those who: have a strong interest in their specialist subject, but also like the idea of working with primary children; are concerned about the smoothing the transition of pupils from primary to secondary education; are interested in working across this age group such as in innovative state models of schooling; continental or independent schools; want to train as a teacher, but do not want to specialise in a particular phase of education at this stage.

The programme has been designed for all students to meet the Teaching Agency (TA) Standards for Qualified Teacher Status. It runs in partnership with local primary and secondary schools and students spend 120 days in school as part of this programme and 60 days at the University.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Admissions (PGCE)
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