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Year of Entry 2019/20
PGCE

Primary Education (5-11) Physical Education Specialist with Qualified Teacher Status

Become a classroom primary teacher with a specialism in physical education on this career-focused PGCE course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? 2MZY
When do I start? August 2019

Course summary

  • Develop your teaching skills and confidence during placements with local and regional primary schools
  • Gain an up-to-date knowledge of core Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects including English, science and mathematics
  • Take part in a summer school PE and sport programme designed to develop your specialist skills to lead physical education in a primary school setting.

This course prepares you for a career as a skilled primary teacher, specialising in physical education. As well as dedicated PE tuition, you gain an up-to-date knowledge of core Key Stage 1 and 2 subjects including English, science and mathematics.

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Watch student Liam Hague talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Your learning is based on an equal balance of physical education and the core aspects of the primary curriculum. You receive extensive training in English, maths, science and primary practice, alongside specialist PE teaching tuition and experience.

You learn through

  • professional placements
  • lectures and seminars
  • workshops

School Direct

Apply for a place through the School Direct scheme for a dedicated route into a job after graduation. When applying through School Direct, the school or partnership of schools that you've applied to will be much more involved in your selection, recruitment and professional development as there is the intention that you will be employed by them if you successfully complete the course.

For more information visit our School Direct page .

Course leaders and tutors

Sarah Williams
Sarah Williams
Senior Lecturer

Sarah is year two course leader on the BA Primary and Early Years Teacher Education course and a Primary and Early Years Physical Education specialist.

Applied learning

Work placements

During the course you develop your teaching skills and confidence during professional placements in at least two schools across the two key stages. You can also opt to take part in a one week international PE teaching placement.

You also take part in a compulsory summer school, designed to enhance your teaching skills.

Networking opportunities

Throughout your studies you receive guidance and support from a team of lead practitioners and dedicated university and school-based tutors. You also benefit from the input of sporting National Governing Bodies.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • primary classroom teacher
  • primary PE specialist based in one school, delivering PE lessons
  • primary PE co-ordinator
  • primary PE specialist working across a number of schools.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

Normally

• GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent.

• a 2.2 degree or above.

• to successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

Where applicants have achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above in English literature only we will look for further evidence of a breadth of achievement in English.

Candidates who are successful will demonstrate a sound understanding of teaching and how children learn, where possible within a school setting. We encourage all candidates to evidence their understanding by drawing on related examples or experiences, such as time spent in schools or other learning settings. Demonstrating an ability to make links between experience and knowledge, and their proposed career would be desirable.

If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to a selection event, and you should bring a passport or photo driving license with you. You can bring other forms of photo ID for the selection event, but if you do, you will still need to present valid identity documents required by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) at your pre-course day.

View our selection event guidance to ensure you understand the selection process.

As you will be working with children, you must complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms.

We welcome applications from people seeking a career change into primary teaching. We actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education to ensure the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of present day UK society. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course

• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

* GCSE science equivalents are

• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course

• science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

• OCR National Level 2 Science

• BTEC National Level 2 Science, Applied Science or Medical Science

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Exploring A Pe Specialism Through Collaborative Development Credits: 30
Module: Physical Education Primary Specialist Summer School Credits: -
Module: Professional Practice And Curriculum Studies 1 Credits: -
Module: Professional Practice And Curriculum Studies 2 Credits: -
Module: Reflecting On Approaches To Teaching Credits: 30

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £9,250 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Teaching and education courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

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