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University of Cumbria: Secondary Physical Education with QTS

Institution University of Cumbria View institution profile
Department Institute of Education
Study type Taught


Are you passionate about sport? Looking for a career where you can channel your interests to help children get active? You can nurture lifelong health and wellbeing as a Primary School teacher with a specialism in Physical Education.

Our respected PGCE course fully supports you in your journey from student teacher to fully-fledged professional. Moreover, as the PGCE programme includes QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) you'll apply for your first teaching position whilst studying with us.

COURSE OVERVIEW Grounded in the learning of our acclaimed PGCE Secondary programme this Physical Education pathway allows you to develop the skills to teach in the secondary school setting, creating and leading engaging sports lessons. This unique specialism gives you the opportunity to inspire a lifelong love of fitness in the children you teach.

You’ll learn through a blend of theory and hands-on experience, working within the National Curriculum Famework. You'll explore the key concepts and themes of the PGCE curriculum, confidently devising and delivering engaging lessons to children and young people, aged 11-16 years old.

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

ON THIS COURSE YOU WILL... - Inspire young people to get fit and stay active.

  • Benefit from high-quality support from our academics and staff on a programme designed around you.

  • Learn from an experienced, highly qualified programme team, working at the forefront of the academic field.

  • Enjoy the intimate feel of our course delivery, with small class sizes and your own personal tutor.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Our course ensures that you learn all the skills you need for effective teaching, from the basics of structuring and planning lessons to developing personal skills and confidence. Our school-based programme is delivered through dedicated sessions with trainees and school mentors, and allows you to learn from working alongside experienced school colleagues. Working with individual groups of pupils in school, you will gradually build up to teach whole classes. You will learn how to organise practical work and also carry out many of the practical activities that are common in schools.

MODULES There are two distinct phases to teaching on this course; September-December and January-June. In the September-December phase, you will develop your understanding and implementation of key teaching strategies. During this phase you will take your first teaching steps by working with individual groups of pupils in school, gradually building up to the teaching of whole classes. The key focus in this initial phase is that of helping students to understand the needs of individual learners. In the January-June phase, you will hone your whole-class teaching experience, fostering achievement and a love of learning in students, in correspondence to the requirements of the Teachers’ Standards.

Year one PGSC7011 Investigating Teaching and Learning in Physical Education PGSC7012 Investigating Teaching and Learning Across and Beyond the School Curriculum PGSC9011 Developing Professional Skills, Knowledge and Practice

Postgraduate Certificate in Education - PGCE

University of Cumbria


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Based across some of the North West’s most beautiful and historic locations, as well as England’s iconic capital city, The University of Cumbria is a vibrant and inspiring place. Combining experience, quality-teaching and dedicated student support, we’ve helped over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world.

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  • Health
  • Science and Environment.

Within each department, there are four different varieties of postgraduate degrees available:

  • Masters (MA, MSc or MBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
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