This course prepares you for a career as a skilled primary teacher, specialising in physical education. You gain qualified teacher status in Key Stages 1 and 2, along with a PGCE qualification.
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.
Key areas of study include • PE, primary teaching, learning and assessment • inclusion • English • mathematics • science • foundation subjects and religious education • researching primary education • personal and professional development • the role of the teacher.
During the course you develop your teaching skills and confidence during professional placements in at least two schools across the two key stages.
You also take part in a compulsory summer school, designed to enhance your teaching skills.
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.
If you have a 2.1 degree or above and complete this course, you may be eligible for a £4,000-9,000 teacher training bursary .
For more information regarding our routes into teaching, including funding, placements, QTS skills tests and career prospects visit our teach site.
PE, primary teaching, learning and assessment
researching primary education
personal and professional development
the role of the teacher
The course is made up of modules which integrate experience in schools with professional and curriculum studies.
You complete two masters levels modules. One enables you to evaluate and reflect on your own progress as a teacher. The second enables you to explore a chosen area in more depth in your school or setting and with colleagues in that setting.
The other modules assess your ability against the teacher standards. You are assessed in Key stage 1 and Key stage 2.
Your academic work is assessed through coursework using a variety of assessment methods. Your teaching is assessed in schools and by school-based mentors.
This course prepares you for roles including
primary classroom teacher
primary PE specialist based in one school, delivering all PE lessons
primary PE co-ordinator
primary PE specialist working across a number of schools.