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All applicants to the Secondary PGDipEd(QTS) Physical Education course must hold a degree from a UK Higher Institution Institution. This will normally be a minimum 2:2 classification or equivalent qualification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded. We will expect your degree to be at least 50% Physical Education or have sport components.
GCSE in Mathematics and English (Grade 4 or above*) or equivalent qualifications must be attained before making your application.
Months of entry
The Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Physical Education) leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and offers 120 credits towards our MA Teaching Studies. Our specialist programme, which offers high quality training and support, will prepare you to teach in the 11-18 age range and is run in partnership with schools.
On the one year Physical Education Postgraduate Diploma Secondary Education course we wish to develop you as a thinking teacher who will be aware of choices in how to teach Physical Education and make informed decisions about how you approach your teaching, in order to enable you to continue to develop over your career. You will benefit from our unique collaboration with the University of Birmingham School as well as a wide range of partner schools, including mixed comprehensive, single sex, religious and selective schools and sixth form colleges. The diverse communities we serve will enrich your experience on the PGDipEd Physical Education course.
On successful completion of your PGDipEd, you may return to study with us on a part-time basis to complete your Masters in Teaching Studies.
The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long tradition of delivering teacher training courses. Its teaching has been graded as 'outstanding' three times by Ofsted inspectors which affirms the University’s status as one of the UK’s leading institutions for excellence in teacher training.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time9 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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