When you apply, you are expected to have:
- A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher;
- Suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.
Before the programme commences, you must have:
- A degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). No specific subjects are required;
- GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in English Language and Mathematics;
- GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in Combined Science, Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
In addition, you will need A Level Physical Education (or equivalent) or be able to demonstrate a commitment to sport beyond the classroom, such as a recognised sports award or elite athlete status.
Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.
EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu
An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last five years. An interview and subject knowledge tests form part of the selection process.
If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure
will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.
Months of entry
Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.
The Government has targeted the presence of a physical education specialist in every primary school as part of a drive to increase healthy life styles.
The PGCE Primary Physical Education Specialist with QTS is a school-led programme which combines on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings.
You will train to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. The training experience is designed to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).
During the programme, you will study all of the National Curriculum subjects and you will specialise in physical education in great depth. You will qualify as a primary teacher who will also be able to bring a passion for physical education and excellent physical education subject knowledge to a first teaching post.
Successful completion of this PGCE will lay the foundations for you to become a leader in physical education, generating enthusiasm for physical education among children, and modelling and leading others in the development of enriching, engaging and challenging lessons.
Fees and funding
If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2021/22, the tuition fee will be £9,250 (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2021/22 are £13,500. Exemptions apply for EU students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, who may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.