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  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our PGCE Physical Education programme prepares you to teach the 11-18 age range and is offered as a full-time, one-year programme. It provides practical professional preparation for teaching in secondary schools and is designed and delivered in partnership with schools in up to ten local authorities. Upon successful completion of the PGCE, you will be qualified to teach children aged 11-18. The programme also offers 90 credits towards an MSc Education degree with a clear pathway to complete your master's within two years of teaching.

This programme is taught by our School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, which has a strong tradition of teacher education and a history of successfully producing outstanding teachers who are in great demand by schools and colleges in the UK and internationally.

At the heart of the PGCE is the development of your teaching competences. The course lasts 36 weeks and two thirds of it will be spent gaining teaching experience in two different secondary schools where you will have the support and guidance of experienced teachers. For the rest of the time, you will work at Loughborough with tutors and teachers who will prepare you for your school experience and guide you in making the important links between the theoretical and practical components of the course.

Who should study this programme?

These are some of the strengths and characteristics required for a successful teaching career:

communication skills
organisational skills
a desire to bring out the best in people
resilience, energy, stamina, and a willingness to shoulder responsibility
flexibility and a willingness to adapt and get to grips with new developments
self-awareness.

How to apply

All applications for the programme should be made through UCAS and not through the Loughborough University website.

Application deadline

06 September 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

The university's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK and near to airports, making it easy to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,200 research students spanning 90 nationalities and more than 800 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 19,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. Over 1,000 students are based on the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    157 75%

    10th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    7th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    19th

    14

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