Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Secondary Physical Education with QTS

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Course summary

Physical Education plays a vital role in the promotion of physical activities and a healthy lifestyle. If you’re passionate about Physical Education and you want share this through inspiring and educating young people then this course is for you. This innovative programme allows you to develop a deep subject knowledge of Physical Education alongside study of how to teach this in a classroom, giving you the best of both worlds. Placements in a variety of schools across the duration of the programme will allow you to collect the evidence needed to be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, meaning that at the end of the three years you could leave with both expert knowledge of your subject and the qualification needed to teach PE in schools. Studying at our recently extended £71 million City South Campus, you'll have access to our state-of-the-art learning facilities including our sports hall.

Course details


Modules will cover topics such as: • Anatomy and Physiology • An Introduction to Physical Education • Professional Studies • School Placement • Skill Acquisition • Developing your pedagogy in Physical Education • Mastering Physical Education • Professional Enquiry

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

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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City South Campus, Edgbaston
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Secondary Physical Education with QTS at Birmingham City University - UCAS