Taught course

PGCE Physical Education

University of East Anglia · School of Education and Lifelong Learning

Entry requirements

Degree Classification – 2.1 or above

Degree Subject – Physical Education or a related subject

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Months of entry


Course content

Our one-year, full-time Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Physical Education programme will equip you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to teach Physical Education to pupils aged 11 to 16, with Sixth Form enhancement. This gives you the opportunity to develop post-16 teaching skills if this is something you are interested in.

Upon successful completion of your PGCE, you will graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and 90 Master’s credits. QTS will qualify you to teach children up to 18 years old.

Our PGCE Master’s programme closely interweaves school (minimum 120 days) and university-based training to provide a solid foundation for the rest of your career. As well as providing a structured introduction to the core body of knowledge, skills and behaviours that define great teaching, our course will provide you with the opportunity to research and evaluate the latest thinking in good teaching practice, helping you understand the optimum ways pupils learn.

By the end of the course, you will evolve your own style of teaching, not only to meet the differing needs of pupils but so that it matches your personality. You will be supported by your tutor in starting your career in a school that works for you.

It will enable you to develop your own strategies to make teaching physical education a satisfying, engaging, and fun experience. You’ll graduate ready to teach high quality, fully inclusive physical education. And you’ll be able to give your pupils the skills and confidence to take part in physical activity both in and out of school.

You’ll spend your time on the course exploring the pedagogy of teaching the full range of national curriculum activity areas, including preparing pupils for GCSE and A-level physical education, as well as other qualifications in the physical education curriculum.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s fees and funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0)1603 591515