Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Middle Years (Physical Education, 7-14)

The programme aims to prepare graduates for teaching the 7-14 age range in the primary and secondary sector; on completion of the course students are awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status; the Curriculum Studies part of the course involves work in 2 related strands: practical concept-based workshops and seminars, which together enables students to develop a clear personal rationale, and practical strategies for teaching physical education (PE); in the practical workshops, students examine and explore key concepts that underpin the various curricula and syllabi for PE; the seminars allow discussion of different pedagogies and allow critical reflection on differing approaches to the subject.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree in a subject related to physical education; GCSEs (grade C or above) in English language, mathematics and science (before the PGCE course begins), or equivalents acceptable to the University; applicants must also be able to show that they have secure content knowledge in at least 2 of the following activity areas; athletics; games; gymnastics, dance, swimming, outdoor and adventurous activities, and have undertaken at least 10 days observation in a state primary and secondary school prior to submitting an application. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to have passed skills tests in literacy and numeracy prior to an interview.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time - 1 years
PGCE (professional) Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

Key information

PGCE Admissions
Telephone number: 
01227 782900