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Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

PGCE Secondary - Physical Education at Durham University

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Turn your passion for sport and exercise into a career with the potential to transform the lives of secondary pupils with the PGCE Secondary in Physical Education.


PE has many benefits beyond physical health, from teamwork to self-confidence and leadership skills to communication. Our young people deserve PE teachers who can inspire and motivate them to improve their activity levels and social skills, discover their sporting strengths and equip them with the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle, and that’s what we aim to achieve in our graduates.


The PGCE Secondary – Physical Education is an active and practical course devised by University tutors and PE specialists in local schools to prepare you to teach the subject across the full secondary age in ways that include learners of all abilities. There will be a particular focus on national curriculum PE activity areas (Games, Gymnastic Activities, Dance, Athletic Activities, Swimming and Outdoor & Adventurous Activities).


Successful completion of the PGCE leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education awarded by Durham University and the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. The QTS element is accredited by Newcastle University and awarded by the Department of Education.


We pride ourselves on offering a well-planned blend of research and experience in the classroom to start you on your successful career as an Early Career Teacher. We emphasise your entitlement to the Core Content Framework throughout our PGCE course to fully prepare you for the Early Career Framework, which will support you during your first two years of teaching as an Early Career Teacher.


The University-based sessions focus on a weekly specific pedagogical theme, integrated with sessions devoted to your subject specialism, delivered by subject specialists in the University and the school partnership.


The Professional Studies sessions explore your understanding of critical concepts and classroom practice, allowing you to reflect on your teacher identity and progress as a developing teacher.


Please note that the course does not run to standard university terms. It is delivered full-time, starting in early September and continues over 10 months.


The School of Education's students graduate with a broad range of transferable skills which open the door to careers across a wide range of sectors in the education sector and beyond.


Our BA in Primary Education offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status with most graduates progressing directly into teaching. Graduates of the BA in Education Studies degrees move into a diverse range of roles including educational research, publishing, education administration, policy making and management as well as roles in the commercial or public sector. Some students choose further study, progressing to doctoral programmes, while others choose a Masters degree or a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Education and Training

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

PGCE Secondary - Physical Education at Durham University

[email protected]


Turn your passion for sport and exercise into a career with the potential to transform the lives of secondary pupils with the PGCE Secondary in Physical Education.


PE has many benefits beyond physical health, from teamwork to self-confidence and leadership skills to communication. Our young people deserve PE teachers who can inspire and motivate them to improve their activity levels and social skills, discover their sporting strengths and equip them with the tools to lead a healthy lifestyle, and that’s what we aim to achieve in our graduates.


The PGCE Secondary – Physical Education is an active and practical course devised by University tutors and PE specialists in local schools to prepare you to teach the subject across the full secondary age in ways that include learners of all abilities. There will be a particular focus on national curriculum PE activity areas (Games, Gymnastic Activities, Dance, Athletic Activities, Swimming and Outdoor & Adventurous Activities).


Successful completion of the PGCE leads to a Postgraduate Certificate in Education awarded by Durham University and the recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status. The QTS element is accredited by Newcastle University and awarded by the Department of Education.


We pride ourselves on offering a well-planned blend of research and experience in the classroom to start you on your successful career as an Early Career Teacher. We emphasise your entitlement to the Core Content Framework throughout our PGCE course to fully prepare you for the Early Career Framework, which will support you during your first two years of teaching as an Early Career Teacher.


The University-based sessions focus on a weekly specific pedagogical theme, integrated with sessions devoted to your subject specialism, delivered by subject specialists in the University and the school partnership.


The Professional Studies sessions explore your understanding of critical concepts and classroom practice, allowing you to reflect on your teacher identity and progress as a developing teacher.


Please note that the course does not run to standard university terms. It is delivered full-time, starting in early September and continues over 10 months.


The School of Education's students graduate with a broad range of transferable skills which open the door to careers across a wide range of sectors in the education sector and beyond.


Our BA in Primary Education offers the opportunity to gain Qualified Teacher Status with most graduates progressing directly into teaching. Graduates of the BA in Education Studies degrees move into a diverse range of roles including educational research, publishing, education administration, policy making and management as well as roles in the commercial or public sector. Some students choose further study, progressing to doctoral programmes, while others choose a Masters degree or a PGCE in Primary or Secondary Education.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

10 Months
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

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