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PGCE Secondary Physical Education (PE)

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Institution C58

UCAS X9C6

1 Year Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

Entry requirements:

  • Normally candidates will have an honours degree at 2.1 or above where the content can be demonstrated to be at least 50% physical education
  • All candidates must have achieved at least a ‘C’ / 4 in GCSE English and Mathematics and having the equivalent qualification in science is an advantage. 
  • Some experience of observation in school and the ability to reflect on this are highly desirable.
  • Successful candidates are those who are able to demonstrate a genuine interest in sport through personal performance and the coaching of young people.
  • It is an advantage to hold governing body coaching awards. All applicants will be required to demonstrate awareness of professional requirements within schools and an awareness of the education sector.
  • GCSE Equivalency: We would normally expect applicants to have taken and passed the full GCSE course however in some circumstances we do accept equivalent qualifications or equivalency tests. If you are unable to enrol for the full GCSE course, please contact Admissions to discuss which equivalent qualifications we may accept.

Fees:

2020/21 UK fee: £9,250

2020/21 International fee: £13,500

For alumni applying for a PGCE degree there will be a £1000 bursary available

For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fee page.

Student view

Liz Elgood
English Secondary PGCE 2016-2017
Since starting my NQT year I have become acutely aware of what I believe to be the superiority of the PGCE course provided by Chichester. I have reflected on the organisation, the strong links between theory and the classroom, and the varied programme I received. This has resulted in the level of professionalism I now carry forward, which results in similarly high expectations of my students.
David Skinner
Science PGCE student 2014-2015

The PGCE training that I received at Chichester was magnificent preparation for life in the classroom. The whole school sessions equipped us well on a range of pedagogical and whole school issues, from questioning and AfL through to a range of pastoral issues often faced in schools. It was an excellent way to interact with students from other subject areas and see the importance of a holistic approach to education… The training at Chichester has served me well into my (still new) teaching career where I am now a Head of House. That being said, I still do and will always hold Chichester close to my heart and think back with fond memories of a year well invested!

Course content

The subject study modules are based on the Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester. 

These are complemented by a Professional Studies programme which takes place on the Bognor Regis Campus.

We are offering a £1000 bursary for alumni students continuing their studies with a PGCE. 

Read our PGCE brochure for more information.

COURSE START DATE 

This course starts in September

Our facilities

Campus Location: Chichester 

We offer you some of the best sporting facilities available to study for a degree. All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities both academic and recreational at the University. It incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness centre. In addition there is a sports hall. Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our Sports Dome, lano sand dressed astro turf and a grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

  • Sports dome - Four tennis courts which can be used for a variety of sports
  • Sports hall - Used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.
  • Fitness suite - Various membership levels available. Weights, resistance and cardio machines.
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder - Available for any student to use after an induction and when Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is open.
  • Grass football and rugby pitches
  • Floodlit lano sand-dressed astro turf 
  • A top of the range Lano sand-dressed astro all completely compliant to International Hockey federation standards.
  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets 
  • Sport Science Laboratories - Four dedicated psychology labs including a Virtual Reality Reader, Brain Imaging Unit and Observation Suite.
  • Two dedicated biomechanics labs
  • Five dedicated physiology labs - Used for testing on treadmills, bikes and various other pieces of equipment.
  • An environmental chamber - Used to simulate heat, altitude, etc.
  • A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space - Sports Therapy students use these spaces for practical sessions and run a clinic. It is open for students, staff and external visitors who require treatment also either from Sports Therapy students or staff.

Where this can take you

This programme prepares you for a career as a secondary school teacher.  At the end of the year you will be recommended for Qualified Teacher Status and will be ready for the next stage of your development as a Newly Qualified Teacher in school.  Our students are highly successful in gaining teaching posts, many in our partner schools. 

Indicative modules

In addition to your subject specialism, you’ll study a Professional Studies element of the course, which includes:

  • Professionalism in Education
  • Identity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Closing the gap in access and achievement
  • Reflective practice
  • Positive behaviour management
  • Working with learning support assistants
  • English as an additional language
  • Child protection and Prevent
  • Pastoral care in schools
  • Literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
  • Research skills
  • The relationship between theory and practice
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Vocal skills
  • Applying for teaching posts
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Building rapport and resilience

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

The programme’s delivered full-time over 38 weeks with 70% practical school experience in established partner schools and 30% university-based time, divided between Professional Studies and subject study.

This experience provides you with the opportunity to work alongside serving teachers, learning about the broader roles and skills of teachers and other school staff.

The course is assessed through observation during teaching placements and written assignments. 

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students need to complete three 4,000 word assignments at FHEQ level 7 (Masters), and two blocks of School Experience.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Additional Costs

DBS and School Experience costs

DBS check

PGCE applicants are required to have an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check which needs to be paid for before the start of the course.

Costs incurred during School Experience

Over the duration of your course you will spend 24 weeks on placement. These school experiences are organised  in our partnership schools which extend across East & West Sussex, Hampshire and Isle of Wight and into Surrey. Travel to placements, which  can be by car or public transport, varies but your commute will not usually  exceed 1 hour from your term time address to the placement school (assuming your term time address is within our partnership area). 

Students not in receipt of a government bursary may receive a contribution towards travel costs depending upon the distance.

 Whilst on School Experience appropriate professional dress will be required.

 Students may wish to purchase a laptop/tablet to use whilst on school experience as schools are not required to provide these. 

Financial help available from the University

We offer a number of scholarships and bursaries to students who are beginning their studies at Chichester, including an Alumni bursary of £1,000 on this PGCE route. Our Finance pages provides details on living costs, budgeting and paying your tuition fees.

Contact us

Dr Suzie Everley

PGCE Physical Education Co-ordinator

S.Everley@chi.ac.uk

 

Jon Mills

PGCE Admissions Tutor

J.Mills@chi.ac.uk