Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Primary (Physical Education)

Train to become an outstanding Primary teacher at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with a specialism in Physical Education at Liverpool John Moores University. Graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 5-11 age range.

This PGDE programme is designed to prepare you for a career as an innovative and creative primary teacher of the 5-11 age range, trained by highly experienced academic staff and primary teachers.
Lectures and workshops will enable you to explore pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning with a particular focus on the core subjects, including the teaching of Phonics. As a P.E. specialist you will spend up to 50% of your time developing your area of specialism including through a specific module in the teaching of P.E. at primary level and enhanced opportunities both within and across schools.

Our emphasis is on developing teachers who are reflective practitioners able to apply a deep understanding of the curriculum, learners and learning to provide the very best and most appropriate learning opportunities for all children, with a positive impact on their development and achievement.

Entry requirements

To join this PGDE, you should have a first degree (or recognised equivalent). The degree classification should normally be at 2:1 or above. Strong applicants with a 2:2 will be considered if they have significant school experience prior to application. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a good understanding of Physical Education and to show a strong interest in children’s learning in Physical Education. You may hold be a degree in Physical Education or a degree with a clear P.E. content. Applicants with experience, an interest in and/or enthusiasm for PE without a degree in a related area are very welcome to apply and will be considered.

Additional requirements at the application stage include:

  • GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at grade C or above (or equivalent qualification).  
  • A demonstrable interest in and enthusiasm for teaching within the 5-11 age range in a Primary school or educational setting. You could show this in a number of ways – time spent in schools, knowledge of the curriculum, relevant practical experience. A minimum of 10 days’ work experience in an educational setting engaging with children within the 5-11 age range 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGDE Full-time - 10 months

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Key information

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