At UCAS you can apply for this course using the following code: X9C6
- The equivalent of a UK upper second class honours degree of which approximately 50% is comprised of sports or a similar subject. If your degree is from an overseas institution you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC
- School, town, county, regional or national high level sports performance, preferably in more than one sport
- A demonstrable an interest and involvement in the lives and development of young people
- Have experience of working or volunteering with young people in a coaching setting
- GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade 4 (or C) or above (or equivalent) which must be achieved at the time of application. If your equivalent qualifications are from an overseas institution, you must apply for a Statement of Comparability from NARIC
- Pass the QTS Skills Tests by the first day of the course
Please note that you MUST also:
- Be able to swim 400 METRES
- Be able to participate and understand the rules governing track and field athletics
- Be physically fit enough to participate in all subject knowledge and developmental activities sessions e.g. trampolining training.
You MUST include confirmation of the above on your application, personal statement and reference, or you will not be invited for interview.
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Months of entry
The PGCE Secondary is the first phase of a career-long process of personal and professional development, which will equip you to become a secondary school teacher. The PGCE Secondary is a course in Initial Teacher Training which is accredited by the DfE, the successful completion of which will accord you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The course has been devised by the University Tutor and Physical Education specialists in local schools to prepare you to teach Physical Education to the full secondary age and ability range.
Whilst in University you will follow a structured PE theory and practical programme which will involve sessions reflecting good practice. There will be an obvious focus on all PE activity areas (games, gymnastic activities, dance, athletic activities, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities) throughout the course.
As part of your course, you will also complete two teaching placements (one of which will include a short enhancement period) in a variety of local schools. This will comprise a minimum of 120 days to meet the minimum requirement for QTS.
• Professional Issues in School Based Education
• Teaching and Learning in the Curriculum
• Self-directed Study.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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