Taught course

General Primary with QTS - Physical Education specialism

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

Normally a first degree, or its equivalent with a minimum of 2:2 honours. Three GCSEs at minimum grade C or above to include English language, mathematics and science (including biology, chemistry or physics). All successful applicants must have met this requirement by 31 July 2016. Successful completion of the QTS skills test in literacy and numeracy before the start of the course. More detailed selection criteria are available on the course listing page of the university website.

Months of entry


Course content

If you have the desire to provide top-quality physical education, then we will help you explore the potential of PE as an educational medium. Our highly-rated PGCE course will give you the knowledge and skills to be an effective teacher, developing independent learning techniques and self-motivation that will be valuable throughout your career. You will look at the learning potential of a range of aesthetic, artistic, body management and body conditioning activities, helping you plan effective PE lessons for schools.

Over half the course will be spent working with children on assessed placement, with school-based enrichment activities alongside your university-based study. You'll take three placements across a variety of schools and settings, building a wealth of experience to help advance your future career.

Fees and funding

Teacher training bursaries and postgraduate loans are available for all our PGCE courses. See our PGCE student finance page for full details.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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0845 606 1144