Taught course

Primary Education (5-11) Physical Education Specialist with QTS

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Normally you need:

• GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, 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.

• A 2.2 degree or above.

• Complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

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.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event and you should present a passport or photo driving license. You can present other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to starting your course.

Months of entry


Course content

    • Complete your Primary PE Specialist PGCE in just one year.
    • Help children to lead active, healthy and fulfilling lives.
    • Put learning into practice with a blend of on-campus, remote and school-based training.
    • Complete a diverse range of placements to gain experience, and potentially employment.
    • Apply theory, research and evidence to design and deliver engaging learning experiences.
    • This PGCE Primary Education course is for those who want to specialise in physical education and/or be a curriculum leader for PE in primary schools. Because we’re rated ‘Outstanding’ for our primary teacher status (Ofsted, 2017), you’ll get the highest standard of teaching. You’ll also gain 60 credits towards a Masters qualification.

Information for international students

f English is not your first language, you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements. If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Faculty of Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555