Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Secondary Education (Physical Education)

The programme is formally registered with the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) as an 11-16 Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) course with post-16 enhancement. The course provides 90 credits towards Master's degree. Students spend approximately 22 weeks in school. Successful completion of this course leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), subject to satisfactory performance in skills tests.

Entry requirements

An appropriate degree in a relevant subject, the attained or classification of which is no lower than 2.2; grade C or above in GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and mathematics; applicants should have an adequate subject knowledge base in 1 media area at a practical level; applicants should have adequate knowledge and awareness of educational issues and the National Curriculum; applicants should have an adequate level of competency in numeracy, literacy and information communication technology; applicants should have relevant experience in a state secondary school, or evidence of recent visits to a school and/or appropriate understanding of state educational system; an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required; all applicants are interviewed before a place can be offered, to assess their suitability for teaching.

Course modules

Modules include: professional studies 1; professional studies 2; general professional studies; teaching practice 1; teaching practice 2; in order to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), it is also necessary to successfully complete 2 practical teaching modules and to pass externally assessed Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) skills tests in numeracy, literacy and information communication technology (ICT).

Assessment methods

This includes coursework (including structured observation, documentation and analysis of practical teaching in 2 secondary schools during the 1st year). Students also submit portfolios of evidence and a final research project on a topic related to teaching a specialist subject (design and technology, physical education or science).


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01509 222762