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Primary Physical Education (PGCert)

Course Description

The School of Education provides an online portfolio of Career-long Professional Learning (CPL) programmes for the education workforce, to meet both current and emerging needs associated with the profession and to reflect the increasing importance attached nationally to professional learning, update and practice.

This new programme has been designed to help registered primary school teachers extend their knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to deliver high-quality physical education in a primary school setting.

About the programme

The programme, which is delivered on a part-time, blended learning basis with sessions at Ayr Campus, aims to:

• Support you to think critically about your knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to enhance the delivery of quality physical education
• Help you support the ongoing development of physical education within your primary school, local cluster or education authority
• Enhance participants’ abilities to critically reflect in an informed way on their own practice in primary physical education

Your learning

You will study three modules run over the three trimesters within one academic year:

• Pedagogy of Primary Physical Education – gives you the opportunity to critically reflect on your current practice. It explores sport education, teaching games for understanding and current national and international trends within primary physical education.
• Developing Quality Physical Education – will develop your knowledge and understanding of developing quality physical education and enhance your teaching skills in delivering primary physical education.
• Aspects of Learning in Primary Physical Education – this module will consider the significant aspects of learning within physical education, supporting your understanding of these and how they can be used to provide a broad range of relevant and realistic learning experiences.

Upon successful completion of all three modules you will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate.

Our Careers Adviser says

Graduates will be in a position to deliver high-quality physical education in primary schools, local cluster or education authority settings.

Professional recognition

This programme has received GTC Scotland’s Professional Recognition award which aims to support teachers to engage in high-quality professional learning and recognises accomplished teaching practice. GTC Scotland accredits a professional learning programme after assessing that it meets the standards expected of the award of Professional Recognition.

First-class facilities

You’ll have access to a wide range of technology to facilitate your learning. Our libraries are stocked with a vast range of specialist resources to help you in your studies, and you’ll also have access to our extensive electronic library collection (including e-books and academic journals) and the virtual learning environment, Moodle.

Visit the Primary Physical Education (PGCert) page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Participants will typically hold a teaching qualification in Primary Education. Applicants are required to be (or applicable to be) Registered Teachers with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS). English Language Requirements: Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

Course Fees

Scottish/EU Students: £3,400, Rest of UK Students: £3,400, International Students £11,000

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