Taught course

Secondary Leisure and Tourism

University of Bedfordshire · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. English GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent); Maths GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent); Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check; School-based experience. You must possess a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in the subject for which you are applying to teach or a degree of which at least 50% is in that subject. A levels in the subject and/or related subjects are desirable. All applicants must have GCSE grade C (or equivalent) in English and mathematics. Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not have GCSE grade C in English need to have IELTS with an average score of at least 6.0. All applicants should have recent and relevant experience of working with children in a mainstream UK school in the phase for which they are applying. All students will undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check. All entrants must have passed the professional skills tests prior to entry.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Develop as a highly qualified, effective and confident teacher of leisure and tourism, studying with a specialist to gain the knowledge and skills to use a variety of different approaches to teaching your specialist subject; and achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Professional Graduate Certificate in Education

Choose Secondary Leisure and Tourism PGCE at Bedfordshire and:

  • Study on a course designed to enable you to join a challenging and rewarding profession – becoming an effective and inspiring teacher who draws on broad subject specific knowledge and secure understanding of teaching and learning theories - with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings.
  • Explore your understanding of teaching and learning secondary leisure and tourism, as you apply your subject knowledge and expertise to planning teaching and managing the leisure and tourism classroom; honing your skills of critical self-evaluation and improvement.
  • Develop your creativity and team-working skills, preparing you to influence and lead in educational settings and enhancing your own sense of independence.
  • Gain confidence in analysing the evidence of your own practical experience during placements in schools, informing your future actions as you evaluate the impact of applying theory to your teaching practice.
  • Benefit from a qualification that gives you recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), enabling you to gain employment in a school, with opportunities for continuous development through further study at MA/MSc, MPhil, PhD and EdD levels.

Key features

Develop as a highly qualified teacher with the knowledge and skills to lead learning and initiate change in educational settings

Areas of study:

  • The Professional Teacher (EDC127-3) Compulsory
  • The Subject Specialist (Secondary Leisure And Tourism) (EDC183-3) Compulsory
  • The Reflective Teacher (Level 7) (EDC109-6) Compulsory
  • The Research Informed Teacher (Level 7) (EDC110-6) Compulsory

Career prospects

The course is framed by a commitment to help you to develop the characteristics of a University of Bedfordshire graduate teacher. You will be challenged to explore theories of teaching and learning and to examine the implications of such theories for your own development. In doing this you will refine, form and reform your own principles, perspectives and values in relation to professional teaching practice. On completion of the course you will have the appropriate attitude, knowledge, skills and understanding to meet the needs of the childrens and schools workforce agenda.

Distinctive features of this course, through which you will develop these characteristics, include:

  • Partnership provision
  • Enhancements which improve personalisation and employability
  • Reflective practice
  • Frequent formative feedback
  • Integration of performance and learning outcomes
  • Webfolio
  • Differentiated achievement outcomes

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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