Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Primary (5-11, physical education specialist)

The course prepares you for a career as a primary teacher, specialising in physical education (PE). You gain qualified teacher status in key stages 1 and 2. Your learning is based on an equal balance of physical education and the core aspects of the primary curriculum. You receive training in English, mathematics, science and primary practice, alongside specialist PE teaching tuition and experience. Students take part in a compulsory summer school, designed to enhance your coaching skills. This can lead to nationally recognised coaching qualifications in a range of sports.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree or above, or a 2.2 degree plus evidence of wider experience in a sport or UK school setting. GCSE grade C in English and mathematics and science, or equivalent. Evidence of at least 15 days recent foundation stage or primary UK school teaching experience with 5 of these days as continuous teaching (gained in the 2 years before your application). If you do not hold this at the time of interview you may still be considered if you can evidence this experience will take place prior to a conditional offer and the start of the course.

Course modules

All years: Physical education (PE); primary teaching, learning and assessment; inclusion; English; mathematics; science; foundation subjects; researching primary education; personal and professional development; the role of the teacher.

Assessment methods

Your academic work is assessed through coursework using a variety of assessment methods. Your teaching is assessed in schools and by school based mentors.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 2912