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PE specialism pathway

PGCE Primary with PE specialism

The PE specialism module mirrors the primary PGCE Primary Generalist course in all but one module. Those studying PE will not attend foundation subject lectures and will focus on PE practice instead.

The programme runs over three school terms from September to July, with taught sessions five days a week. The programme structure incorporates a balance of learning experiences through a mixture of University, school and educational settings which will support you on your learning journey.

You will spend 80 days on campus and 120 in school-based training. Teaching and learning is presented and assessed through a variety of formats including essays, a portfolio of evidence, audits and visual presentations. Modules for Master's support your development across all areas.

Course content

Much of the course content mirrors the Primary Generalist programme and students should refer to this.

The PE module will develop the necessary skills and understanding within primary PE and primary education to become a subject leader within PE. The learning will highlight key aspects such as high quality teaching, inclusive practice and sports specific courses.

You will also engage with relevant research literature and develop the skills of a reflective practitioner in the Master’s modules. A PE focus will form a major part of your Master's module, however, learning and experience is shared throughout the programme as all modules work in cooperation to allow for a deeper understanding of teaching and learning.

Entry requirements

Course entry requirements are the same as the Primary Generalist programme and students should refer to this.

Please note: Primary PGCE is subject to revalidation.