University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Secondary Education (Physical Education)

This course will prepare you to work in schools and to deliver high quality physical education lessons for all pupils. The aim of the course is to develop thoughtful teachers who can respond effectively to the learning needs of young people in school by providing a balanced physical education programme; completion of the course will award Qualified Teacher Status along with 60 credits towards a Master's; you will learn to draw on the theoretical principles underpinning physical education, and how to use this knowledge in your teaching; you will contribute to the teaching of traditional activity areas of the wider range and content of the National Curriculum for Physical Education key stage 3 strategy as well as traditional examination PE courses within the 11-16 programme.

Entry requirements

You will have to possess a passion for physical activity and be able to work with all ranges of ability; in addition you will need: a good Honours degree in physical education or a highly relevant physical education or sport based degree (content 50 percent or above); a good level of personal performance across the range and content of the national curriculum physical education programme of study; teaching/coaching qualifications to support depth and breadth of national curriculum activity areas; you should have recent experience of teaching and learning in secondary school or 6th form contexts either through paid employment in school/college or through voluntary work/observation or be in the process of arranging to gain this; GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and mathematics (level 2 numeracy or literacy are not equivalent). Once your application has been forwarded to subject staff, your suitability is individually assessed; if you appear suitable, you will be offered an interview where you are required to sit a short subject specific interview/examination.

Course modules

Over the 1 year course, you undertake 2 periods of university based learning at Walsall Campus, and you spend at least 120 days divided between 2 different schools; a university tutor is available to assist you throughout your training, and every effort is made to ensure you have a high quality school placement, where you can learn from experienced teachers; all course modules provide examples of good practice in teaching which you will reflect upon as you develop your own teaching style. Typical modules may include: observation of teaching; progression to teaching single or short sequences of lessons; further development through planned classroom activities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 11,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PGCE Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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