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International: £13,500 for the course
- Train to teach age 11-16 PE, with post-16 enhancement.
- Attain a masters-level PGCE, or PCE, alongside your Qualified Teacher Status.
- Gain vital hands-on experience of the school environment with 120 days' placement work.
- Attain a deeper understanding of physical education, and train to impart your knowledge effectively.
- Learn in a supportive vocational environment, with wide-ranging teaching methods.
This course allows you to excel academically, and impart your expertise and enthusiasm for PE to the next generation. You'll benefit from extensive field experience and gain a solid theoretical grounding. Upon graduation, you'll be fully equipped for a rewarding teaching career.
'You will struggle to find another career where you get so many rewards for doing something you love. Although some days are tough there is always that one student who is dying to put a smile on your face by showing you something they’ve learnt during the lesson. You would definitely struggle to find that in any other career.'
Demi Cardwell, PGCE Secondary Physical Education
How you learn
The vocational nature of this course allows for the real-world experience needed for effective teaching, and you'll gain academic credentials to reinforce it. You can gain a MA-level PGCE, or a PCE, both of which entail full Qualified Teacher Status.
In order to gain these advanced qualifications, you'll spend 120 days across at least two schools, with close academic support and mentoring throughout, and benefit from wide-ranging teaching methods on-campus.
You learn through
- 120 days of school-based training across at least two settings
- collaborative planning
- one-to-one sessions
- group work
- practical work
- independent study
- written assessments
This course ensures that you'll have the real-life experience you need to enter teaching. You'll spend 120 days across two or more sites, with school-based mentors and campus-based tutors monitoring your progress and providing support. Upon graduating, many of our students go into full-time employment at their placement school.
This course prepares you for a career in
- teaching Key Stage 3 and 4 physical education
- academic careers as researcher via Masters level study and PhD
- local authority/voluntary sector work or research
- non-government organisation (NGO) administrative and research posts
- enrichment work with young people
- more general graduate careers including, for example, retail management and the civil service
Many of our students go on into full-time positions at their placement schools. The course is vocational in nature, and our graduate employment rate is usually well in excess of 90%.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Normally GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent*. 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. We will consider applicants who are in the process of obtaining the relevant GCSEs.
• hold an honours degree (normally 2.2 or above) or equivalent which includes substantial elements of physical education or sports related studies
• complete a declaration of criminal convictions and health check forms
• successfully complete QTS skills tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership
You are encouraged to gain experience of schools through direct observation of teaching and learning and/or by working with young people in physical education or other educational activities
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.
We welcome applications from people seeking a career change, and we actively encourage applications from those groups under-represented in teacher education, in order to ensure that the teaching profession represents the diverse nature of contemporary 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
If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all skills or equivalent. For equivalents see our English language entry requirements web page.
* GCSE mathematics and English equivalents are
• 12 level 2 credits from an Access course
• equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk
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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Developing And Reflecting On Professional Practice||Credits: 30|
|Module: Developing And Reflecting On Subject Knowledge And Pedagogy In Secondary Physical Education||Credits: 30|
|Module: School Based Training 1||Credits: -|
|Module: School Based Training 2||Credits: -|
Fees and funding
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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,500 for the course.
Scholarships and bursaries
If you are starting a PGCE in secondary education you may be entitled to financial support.
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)
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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