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PGCE Secondary Physical Education with Qualified Teacher Status

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Train to teach age 11-16 PE, with post-16 enhancement.
  • Attain a masters-level PGCE, or PCE, alongside your Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Gain vital hands-on experience of the school environment with 120 days' placement work.
  • Attain a deeper understanding of physical education, and train to impart your knowledge effectively.
  • Learn in a supportive vocational environment, with wide-ranging teaching methods.

This course allows you to excel academically, and impart your expertise and enthusiasm for PE to the next generation. You'll benefit from extensive field experience and gain a solid theoretical grounding. Upon graduation, you'll be fully equipped for a rewarding teaching career.

How you learn

The vocational nature of this course allows for the real-world experience needed for effective teaching, and you'll gain academic credentials to reinforce it. You can gain a MA-level PGCE, or a PCE, both of which entail full Qualified Teacher Status.

In order to gain these advanced qualifications, you'll spend 120 days across at least two schools, with close academic support and mentoring throughout, and benefit from wide-ranging teaching methods on-campus.

You learn through

  • 120 days of school-based training across at least two settings
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • lectures
  • observation
  • collaborative planning
  • one-to-one sessions
  • group work
  • practical work
  • independent study
  • written assessments

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 physical education
  • academic careers as researcher via Masters level study and PhD
  • local authority/voluntary sector work or research
  • non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
  • enrichment work with young people
  • more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service

Many of our students go on into full-time positions at their placement schools. The course is vocational in nature, and our graduate employment rate is usually well in excess of 90%.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    44th out of 81

    43rd out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    118 59%

    47th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    37th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    127 64%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    37th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    52nd

    17

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