Taught course

Primary Physical Education (PE) Specialist with QTS

Edge Hill University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

When you apply, you should be able to demonstrate: a commitment to, and understanding of, primary education; GCSE at grade C in English Language and Mathematics; good standard of written English; A Level in Physical Education or demonstrable commitment to sport beyond the classroom. Before the programme commences, you must have: a first or 2:1 honours degree; GCSE at grade C in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology and two additional National Curriculum subjects (as taught in Key Stages 1 and 2).

Months of entry


Course content

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status and enables you to gain 60 Level 7 / Masters Level credits (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits for Republic of Ireland students).

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 amongst children, and modelling and leading others in the development of enriching, engaging and challenging lessons.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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01695 657000