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Secondary Education Physical Education PGCE

University of Gloucestershire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall Campus (Cheltenham)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22, SEP-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

What is Secondary Education Physical Education PGCE?

If you’re looking for a lifelong, challenging and exciting career, teaching may be for you. We were rated Outstanding in our most recent OFSTED inspection (2015/16) and we offer our students an exceptional training experience. As well as Physical Education, the PGCE Secondary award, with QTS, is also available in Mathematics, Art & Design, Computing, Biology, English, History and Geography.

You’ll be supported by a range of experienced professionals, both during school placements and by academic staff at the university. The programme aims to help you become an engaging and effective teacher of your subject within the 11–16 age range, with additional opportunities to teach post-16.

Study style

You’ll spend a minimum of 24 weeks in at least 2 schools, returning to central provision throughout the year for professional development and subject training. Employment rates have been consistently high for our graduates and we offer you the opportunity to undertake Master’s-level modules to gain Master’s credits. These can be used subsequently to take your career to the next level. If you pass all elements of the course at Master’s level, the award title will carry 60 master’s credits and qualified teacher status (QTS).

The course is assessed via summative written assignments, school placements and your individual portfolio which records progress in relation to the QTS standards. All elements must be completed satisfactorily.

There are a wide range of placements available which have been arranged with key considerations in mind: experience of different age-ranges and schools, accessibility/travel time, previous experience and so on. The tuition and school placements are organised in blocks throughout the year. The normal working week is approximately 35 hours and normal school hours apply when students are on placement (8am-5pm), with additional independent study.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in secondary school teaching.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

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

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

From day one, students are supported by a dedicated personal tutor, small classes, and a close community.
Placements, trips and one-to-one support help students build confidence to try new things – preparing them for life after graduation.
With three unique campuses in the beautiful and historic settings of Cheltenham and Gloucester, Gloucestershire offers the best in city and country living.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 90 11

    43rd out of 86 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    119 56%

    63rd

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74.0 74%

    23rd

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    19th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    112 54%

    73rd

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%

    23rd

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    30th

    25

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