Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Physical Education

Train to become an outstanding teacher of Secondary Physical Education with Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

With its excellent reputation in Physical Education, LJMU is the ideal choice if you want to become an inspirational teacher. The practical experience offered on this course enables you to develop a broad range of knowledge across all areas of the curriculum, including a focus on the less traditional and more alternative sporting activities.

Enrichment activities develop your knowledge and ensure you will be able to offer a diverse array of experiences when applying for teaching posts. This is further enhanced by the course’s exploration of alternative pedagogies which aim to develop young people holistically.

"The PGDE Physical Education is a highly practical programme which demands enthusiasm, commitment and resilience as well as an open mind to new ideas and pedagogies. We utilise expertise from lecturers and partnership schools to provide an innovative and personalised programme. If you choose LJMU for your PGDE PE Course, you are guaranteed to exceed all your expectations.” Sue Walker, PE Subject Leader

Entry requirements

To join this PGDE, you should have a first degree (or recognised equivalent) in a Physical Education-related discipline with at least 70% of the content in Physical Education. The degree classification should be at 2:1 or above.

  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification) prior to interview.
  • A demonstrable interest in teaching within the curriculum area. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the chosen curriculum area, relevant practical experience. A minimum of 4 weeks work experience in a UK Secondary school is required prior to interview.

Applicants will need to pass Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy prior to entry to this programme. A Disclosure and Barring Service check and a DfE Fitness to Teach health form are required.

Course modules

The University element of the programme is based around modules focusing on:

  • developing your subject and pedagogical knowledge in order to support you in becoming a reflective, skilled and effective practitioner
  • critiquing effective approaches to learning, teaching and assessment in your subject and/or age phase
  • promoting your ability to design inclusive, engaging and impactful sequences of lessons to meet the diverse needs all learners
  • informed and deliberate use of educational research to improve pupils’ learning.

Assessment methods

Course assessment methods include: critical reflections on research and practice, small scale research projects, the design and analysis of learning experiences, presentations and a portfolio of professional activities.

You will need to monitor your progression towards achieving the professional standards required for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and to maintain a professional development portfolio associated with these.

A final assessment of your achievement of the Teachers’ standards required will be based on observation and assessment of your teaching practice and the evidence base that you develop during training.


Please note the fees for 2018/19 are still awaiting final confirmation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGDE Full-time September 2018 £ 9,250 per Academic year (Home) 10 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
IM Marsh campus Liverpool L17 6BD North West

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Key information

Campus or study location: 
IM Marsh campus
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0151 231 5090