Postgraduate PGCE

Secondary Education (11-16) EBACC with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status

Secondary Education (11-16) EBACC with Recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    38TN
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    38 Weeks
  • Start date


    06 Sep 2021

As part of this course, you will choose one of the pathways below to study*:

  • PGCE Physical Education with English (11-16) with recommendation for QTS
  • PGCE Physical Education with Geography (11-16) with recommendation for QTS
  • PGCE Physical Education with Maths (11-16) with recommendation for QTS

We are an established Physical Education provider with a long tradition of high quality training for teachers. Your skills and knowledge will be developed in a supportive learning community with vast experience of training the next generation of Physical Education teachers. Your network of support will include our research staff and course tutors, who will be on hand to sharpen your teaching expertise and knowledge of the subject, ensuring it is informed by the latest research and practices.

We will develop your communication skills so that you can confidently manage a large group of pupils. For example, you will understand the importance of planning, communication, demonstration and resources to address pupil’s learning and progress when teaching Physical Education.

We will give you the skills to confidently manage classes with wide differences in ability. You will be able to devise lessons that develop from personalised activities to games that involve and stimulate your entire class. We will also develop your organisational skills so that you will be able to plan your lessons and teach effectively regardless of the weather.

Your training will also develop your understanding of how Physical Education can be used to motivate and strengthen learning in your pupils beyond the physical benefits of sport.

*Your course will involve you learning to teach and teaching your chosen EBacc second subject for a minimum of 10% of the time. The remaining hours will be spent involved with the main subject Physical Education. You can apply directly to UCAS using the UCAS codes provided: 

PGCE Physical Education with English (11-16) with recommendation for QTS (UCAS code 38TT)

PGCE Physical Education with Geography (11-16) with recommendation for QTS (UCAS code 38TS)

PGCE Physical Education with Maths (11-16) with recommendation for QTS (UCAS code 38TN)

We have more than 100 years' experience of training teachers and you'll be guided by a course team ready to develop your potential as a teacher. You will become part of a supportive teaching community, learning from fellow students and sharing ideas on lesson plans, classroom experiences and teaching tips.

Helping you to develop your confidence, identity and teaching style through a critically reflective approach to your practice will be a vital element of your course.

To prepare you for your course, you will have the opportunity to attend a residential, where you will meet your tutors and fellow trainees, start to foster your support networks and discover how the outdoors can be used to inspire your teaching.

You will have access to our wide range of first-class sporting facilities - used by international athletes and Olympic medal winners - to help you in the practical application of your theoretical learning. These include 3G pitches, indoor and floodlit outdoor tennis courts, an athletics track, a swimming pool and gyms packed with the latest fitness equipment.

You will gain substantial training in a school environment. Many of the partnership schools are located in and around Leeds so your travelling will be limited and you will have more time to prepare your lessons. You will complete three teaching placements in at least two contrasting schools, receiving support from your school mentor and university tutors.

You will learn from lecturers who have been practising teachers and are now active in educational research, benefiting from their real-life experience and theoretical knowledge.

We will provide ongoing training for all newly qualified teachers. On successful completion of your course, you will be able to enrol on our Newly Qualified Teacher module, designed to support your progress and development as you start your teaching career.

Why study Secondary Education at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic placements opportunities
  2. Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  3. Start on your path in becoming qualified teacher status accredited
  4. Dedicated pastoral care team
  5. Teaching facility solely for teacher training courses which mimic real-life nursery and primary school settings
  6. Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations

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