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Secondary Physical Education with QTS

Sheffield Hallam University · Education

Entry requirements

An honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of physical education or sports related studies.

Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics, or equivalent. Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only, we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.

You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in subject-related, or other related educational activities.

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

Months of entry

August, September

Course content

Prepare for a rewarding career as key stage 3, 4 or 5 PE teacher on this PGCE — gaining hands-on experience and academic skills.

  • Train to teach age 11-16 PE, with post-16 enhancement.
  • Attain a masters-level PGCE, or PCE, alongside your Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Gain vital hands-on experience of the school environment with 120 days' placement work.
  • Attain a deeper understanding of physical education, and train to impart your knowledge effectively.
  • Learn in a supportive vocational environment, with wide-ranging teaching methods.

This course allows you to excel academically, and impart your expertise and enthusiasm for PE to the next generation. You'll benefit from extensive field experience and gain a solid theoretical grounding. Upon graduation, you'll be fully equipped for a rewarding teaching career.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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