Typically you need • GCSE grade C in English and mathematics and science, or equivalent*. You must already hold the GCSE requirements before applying for the course. • a 2.1 degree or above, or a 2.2 degree plus evidence of wider experience in a sport or UK school setting • evidence of at least 15 days recent foundation stage or primary UK school teaching experience with five of these days as continuous teaching (gained in the two years before your application). If you do not hold this at the time of interview you may still be considered if you can evidence this experience will take place prior to a conditional offer and the start of the course. • to successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring 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) at your pre-course day. View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process. As you will be working with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms. We welcome applications from people seeking a career change into primary teaching. We actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education to ensure the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of present day UK society. * GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk * GCSE science equivalents are • 12 level 2 credits from an Access course • science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk • OCR National Level 2 Science • BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science
Months of entry
Become a classroom primary teacher with a specialism in physical education on this professionally focused course. As well as dedicated PE tutition, you gain an up-to-date knowledge of core Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects including English, science and mathematics. You develop your teaching skills and confidence during placements with local and regional primary schools, and take part in a summer school PE and sport programme leading to nationally recognised qualifications in a range of sporting areas.
• Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) with a primary PE specialism.
• Establish yourself as a skilled classroom teacher able to teach across the primary curriculum.
• Learn to lead and model high quality PE teaching in primary schools.
• Enhance your skills and confidence during at least two placements.
• Work with local school sport network initiatives to improve primary PE and sport provision.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Development and Society
- +44 (0)114 225 5555