PGCE - Primary - Physical Education Specialism at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

Help shape the future of education by training as a Primary school teacher with a specialism in Physical Education. At Worcester, we offer opportunity for you to train as a PGCE Primary teacher with a specialism in Physical Education. The course is led by experienced academic staff who are research active and at the forefront of developments being carried out in schools in the area of physical education teaching, ensuring that your learning is shaped by those helping to shape education itself. Key features

  • The Primary PGCE with PE is an initial teacher training and education programme, designed to empower you to become a confident and competent qualified teacher.
  • With 60 credits at Masters level a Primary PGCE with PE can take you anywhere, from Masters study to a job on the other side of the world
  • The Primary PGCE with PE explores pedagogy, practice and wider issues of education and society, enhancing your prospects as a practitioner and potentially a future leader in the profession.
  • We have a strong partnership with our schools and organise placements for you in supportive environments, with access to expert colleagues and mentors to support you in completing your initial teacher training and gaining qualified teacher status through experiential learning.
  • Take part in collaborative research with schools to develop practice and enhance children's learning of and love for Physical Education.


  • The Developing Teacher (30 credits at Masters level)
  • The Learning Child (30 credits at Masters Level)
  • Life in School: School Experience (Qualified Teacher Status)

Assessment method

The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of subject audits, formative assessments, tasks completed during lectures and enhancement activities. Assessment methods include an assignment for both Level 7 modules, the Developing Teacher and the Learning Child. On school experience, you are formatively assessed against our University of Worcester Curriculum. You will work with school colleagues alongside University tutors to complete reflections and activities in school to support your formative assessment. This will build towards your assessment against the Teachers’ Standards at the end of your course. Throughout your course, you will be supported to prepare for your transition into your early career teacher years through the Career Entry Profile, as part of your Continuing Professional Development.

Entry requirements

Please see the University website for full and up-to-date entry requirements. An Honours degree normally (2:2) or higher from a United Kingdom higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in physical education or a closely related area; Other degrees are welcome - you should demonstrate through your application the relevance of your experience and commitment to the Physical Education pathway; Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis; Grade C/level 4 at GCSE in English Language, Mathematics and Science (or equivalent) passed at time of entry. For further details on our GCSE equivalence tests, please contact [email protected] or telephone 01905 855111; School experience is desirable, but not essential prior to an interview. At interview we will discuss relevant prior school experience or opportunities applicants have had to work with school aged children. It is at this point that we would discuss with a candidate whether additional school experience would support an individual in their decision that teaching is right for them; The DfE requires all trainee teachers to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, which you will need to pay for.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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PGCE - Primary - Physical Education Specialism at University of Worcester - UCAS