PGCE - Secondary - Physical Education at University of Worcester - UCAS

Course summary

At Worcester teaching is delivered with the highest expectations, having been informed by research, evidence and collaboration with many external partners. This course is led by two energetic, innovative and experienced tutors who bring a wealth of different experiences, expertise and passions to the subject matter. Our PGCE in Secondary Physical Education is delivered with the highest expectations, informed by research, evidence and collaboration with many external partners. You’ll be taught by energetic, innovative, and experienced tutors who bring a wealth of different experiences, expertise, and passions to the PE sessions. Our curriculum is carefully sequenced and considers what subject knowledge you’ll need to successfully teach PE – this builds cumulatively over the year through three phases and results in excellent outcomes. On this course, we nurture your potential, not only in progressing towards a teaching qualification but in your confidence, competence, and ability to achieve a successful career. Key features

  • Gain a greater understanding of how pupils learn in PE from tutors and mentors with strong previous experience.
  • Learn valuable transferable skills in assessment, officiating, competition, and the conditioning of games whilst taking part in sport and parallel learning.
  • Grow your confidence with authentic learning experiences before putting these into practice using specific aspects of teaching on placement.
  • Increase your subject knowledge and employability with a variety of National Governing Body and teacher's awards.
  • Develop your knowledge for teaching PE through a well-designed curriculum
  • First class support and guidance from tutors and mentors from within a strong partnership of schools.
NB Physical Education is offered through both Core and School Direct routes.


  • Subject Knowledge with a Deep Understanding
  • Specialist Subject Opportunities
  • Pedagogy
  • Professional Studies
  • Enhancement Activities
  • Your career

Assessment method

  • School experience in a range of settings.
  • Professional Studies sessions in school and at University.
  • University-led workshops, lectures, seminars, fieldwork and guest lectures.
  • Study of key texts and supplementary reading.
  • Participation in high level professional discussion, peer presentations and debate.
  • Directed studies, case studies and problem solving tasks; development of practice-based competence and skills of critical reflection through guided individual mentoring during placements.
  • One-to-one academic and personal tutorial support including access to our first class Firstpoint services

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Secondary

Entry requirements

Please see the University website for up-to-date and more comprehensive entry requirements. Honours degree (normally 2:2 or higher) from a UK higher education institution or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate physical education or sport related area. Applicants with a 3rd class degree will be considered on an individual basis. Grade C/4 at GCSE in English and Mathematics (or equivalent) passed at the time of entry. A range of teaching and coaching experiences and qualifications are desirable 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

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

Please see the university website for fee details.
PGCE - Secondary - Physical Education at University of Worcester - UCAS