This popular programme provides student teachers with specialist training in the teaching of physical education so that they become confident and competent practitioners in a secondary school setting. It aims to develop teachers who are able to work effectively across a range of pedagogical areas and practical activities to provide them with essential skills and understanding in this important area of education.
Within school-based and university environments trainees will be supported in developing a range of transferable skills related to teaching, learning and assessment; understanding of inclusive learning environments that respond to the diverse needs of pupils; the ability to work with other adults in a variety of learning environments and an understanding of relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies and employers.
Concepts such as equity and inclusivity of practice are promoted as being important in nurturing the potential of children regardless of age, (dis)ability, gender or ethnic background. Such concepts, together with the notion of teaching children, holistically, through the medium of physical activity are important features of the programme.
The aims of the programme are:
- To develop understanding of how to bring about learning in physical education with secondary-age pupils
- To widen knowledge and understanding across the field of physical education
- To become confident, competent and effective teachers of physical education in schools
Our secondary education programme is for students who want to train to teach young people in secondary schools. The programme is a mixture of learning at the university together with periods of practical teaching experience in our partner schools and colleges.
What you'll study
Full time - Year 1: Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Professional e-Portfolio (Level 7) (15 credits) Professional Studies and School-Based Research (Level 7) (45 credits) School Experience A (15 credits) School Experience B (15) (15 credits) Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 1 (30 credits) Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 2 (30 credits)
Fees and finance
Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.
Graduates are equipped for careers working in secondary schools and other educational settings.