Teacher Education

Courses

a teacher and group of pupils in a sports hall

About our Physical Education PGCE/MSC with QTS

  • A 36-week programme, starting September 

    24 weeks spent in schools

  • Minimum 2:2 honours degree entry requirement 

    Applicants must have an honours degree 2:1 or higher; 2.2s with extensive school experience will be considered.

  • Teacher training rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted 

    We have a strong tradition of teacher education and a history of successfully producing outstanding teachers who are in great demand by schools and colleges in the UK and overseas.

  • Get your teaching career off to a flying start 

    Our PGCE is both a standalone qualification and the first year of an MSc in Education with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

Physical education

Loughborough's expertise in the training of Physical Education teachers is recognised nationally and internationally. If you have a relevant degree (i.e. one in which approximately 50% of the content is in physical education and/or sports science) and want to train to teach where you have access to a full range of facilities for sport and healthy active lifestyles, Loughborough University is the appropriate choice for you. The PGCE course offers 90 credits at Masters level and takes full advantage of the range of expertise offered by staff in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences. In addition, specialist tutors and local teachers with wide interests in all aspects of physical education, sport and health contribute to the programme. For many years, Loughborough has been instrumental in researching and developing innovative ways of teaching curriculum activities and you will be encouraged to share in this work and explore the potential of a broad range of teaching and learning styles.

You will develop your teaching competence across the 11-18 age range in relation to the National Curriculum Physical Education programmes of study, examination accredited courses (e.g. BTech, GCSE, A Level). This will be achieved largely in a practical way with the emphasis on the development of pedagogical skills and effective delivery in the secondary school context. Working alongside other trainees and with experienced teachers in schools, you will learn how to effectively promote the physical, social, moral and cultural development of pupils through physical education.

Physical Education Teacher Education Experience at Loughborough University, Part 1

Students share their experience of Physical Education teacher experience at Loughborough University.

Physical Education Teacher Education Experience at Loughborough University, Part 2

Students share their experience of Physical Education teacher experience at Loughborough University.

Physical Education Teacher Education Experience at Loughborough University, Part 3

Students share their experience of Physical Education teacher experience at Loughborough University.

The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to meet and assess pupils' needs and to plan and deliver physical education safely and effectively within the framework of the National Curriculum. Much of your work will be undertaken with other trainees so that you can learn together to reflect upon your development as a teacher and your teaching competences and respond to what is being asked of you during your teaching practices. The coursework which you will be asked to undertake will be linked closely to your teaching experiences in schools.

If you wish to apply for this course please consult the entry requirements.