You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree awarded by a UK university, or an equivalent higher education qualification. 2:2 or above, or equivalent which supports the subject knowledge requirements of the National Curriculum for physical education.
For exceptional candidates, particularly those with substantial relevant work experience in schools or relevant occupations, we will consider applications from those who hold a 3rd class degree.
You will also need GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. However, applicants are able to apply with GCSEs pending for this course as we can offer MMU GCSE Equivalency tests.
Learn more via the course page.
Months of entry
Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach across the physical education secondary school curriculum.
We teach most of our lessons through practical demonstrations and you’ll mainly study with your PGCE Physical Education group. You’ll use sports facilities in the Brooks building and at Platt Lane Sports complex.
When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll learn the methodology of how to teach the full physical education curriculum to support your pupils to develop their skills, understanding and social involvement in sports, including assessment models, differentiation in ability, organisation models and instruction strategies.
You’ll also develop your sports subject knowledge to help you grow the physical education curriculum in schools. Some of the sports you’ll learn include rugby, netball, tennis, gymnastics, football, cricket and table tennis.
All curriculum activities are delivered through practical sessions with physical education specialists. This is to help you learn the skills you’ll need as a teacher and to introduce you to ways of teaching.
Through this PGCE, you’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.
You won’t simply learn theory with us on-campus though – you’ll teach classes in schools too. You’ll spend a minimum of 120 days on placements in schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become the class teacher.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
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