Taught course

PGCE Secondary with Physical Education

Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Education

Entry requirements

  • A degree at 2:2 or above
  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 or grade C or above (or an equivalent qualification)
  • Experience of working with young people

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to become an outstanding PE teacher? Our specialist PGCE Physical Education is a direct route to a career you can be proud of. Inspiring PE teachers provide a wealth of opportunities for all people, regardless of experience or ability to develop physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Great PE teachers can motivate pupils to be successful lifelong learners.

Trainees on our PGCE Physical Education acquire a broad and deep understanding of a teacher’s daily activities in challenging and diverse settings. Furthermore, our PGCE Physical Education trainees take up ‘enhancements’ linked to other curriculum subjects, primary phase or special education needs and diversity which enhance their employment opportunities.

At Marjon, we pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching programmes. Ofsted 2014 commented: “The large majority of physical education trainees... are already teaching at a consistently outstanding level”. If the idea of joining these trainees inspires and motivates you, it’s time to start the application process!

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCE
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1752 636700