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PGCE Primary Physical Education (PE) Specialist with QTS

Train to be an outstanding primary teacher, capable of teaching pupils across the entire primary age range, with specialist expertise in Physical Education;
Become an advocate for Physical Education and inspire children to enjoy learning;
Join an innovative, school-led programme and learn from specialist tutors and expert practitioners at the cutting edge of developments in education;
Benefit from high quality training through our excellent partnerships with schools and experience a variety of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes;
Develop your own interests and receive individual support to challenge you to make outstanding progress.

Successful completion of the programme leads to recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

The Government has targeted the presence of a Physical Education specialist in every primary school as part of a drive to increase healthy life styles.

The PGCE Primary Physical Education Specialist with QTS is a school-led programme which combines on-campus study with training in placement schools and settings.

You will train to teach across the 5-11 age range in Key Stages 1 and 2 and achieve the Teachers’ Standards. The training experience is designed to fully prepare you for your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).

During the programme, you will study all of the National Curriculum subjects and you will specialise in Physical Education in great depth. You will qualify as a Primary teacher who will also be able to bring a passion for Physical Education and excellent Physical Education subject knowledge to a first teaching post.

Successful completion of this PGCE will lay the foundations for you to become a leader in Physical Education, generating enthusiasm for Physical Education amongst children, and modelling and leading others in the development of enriching, engaging and challenging lessons.

Entry requirements

When you apply, you are expected to have:

A commitment to, and understanding of, primary education, demonstrating the personal attributes, values and motivation required to train as a teacher;
Suitable presentational qualities, including a good standard of written English.

Before the programme commences, you must have:

  • A first, 2:1 or 2:2 honours degree from a UK university (or equivalent qualification);
  • GCSEs at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in English Language and Mathematics;
  • GCSE at Grade C or Grade 4 (or equivalent qualification) in Combined Science / Physics / Chemistry / Biology.

In addition, you will need A Level (or equivalent) in Physical Education or be able to demonstrate a commitment to sport beyond the classroom, such as a recognised sports award or elite athlete status.

Please note, for the purposes of initial teacher training, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

An academic reference is required for all students who have graduated in the last five years. An interview and subject knowledge tests form part of the selection process.

You are required to undertake Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy prior to entry to this programme. Successful completion of the Professional Skills Tests will form part of the conditions of any offer of a place. Further details can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/skillstests.

If you accept a formal offer from Edge Hill University you will be required to meet the Department for Education’s standards for physical and mental fitness to teach and clearance to work with children. Further information, including a Declaration of Health questionnaire and details of how to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Course modules

  • PGP4100Reflection on Academic and Professional Development (30 CREDITS)
  • PGP4107Evidence-based Research and Leadership for Physical Education (PE) Specialist(30 CREDITS)

In addition to the above modules, the course features a range of non-modular activities, covering curriculum subject knowledge and professional practice. These activities will support you in the development of the professional skills, knowledge, understanding and attitudes encapsulated in the Teachers’ Standards (Department for Education 2014).

Timetables

Timetables for your induction week are normally available in August prior to enrolment. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your induction week. While we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Assessment methods

A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards. You will also complete rigorous subject knowledge audits and checks to ensure you have outstanding subject knowledge.

Sponsorship information

Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time PGCE students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this PGCE in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 (subject to final Government approval). Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £13,000.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for funding, please view our Money Matters 2019/20 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/pgcefinance2019.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
PGCE Full time £ 9,250 (Academic year) Home/EU 12 12 Months
PGCE Full time £ 13,000 (Academic year) International 12 12 Months

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