BHSSA
Physical Education (3DTC)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
University of Brighton
Financial support
Student finance if you’re eligible
Qualification
PGCE with QTS

A postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) with qualified teacher status (QTS) will allow you to teach in state schools in England and may allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach overseas, though you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Many PGCE courses include credits that count toward a Master’s degree.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
13 October 2020
Date course starts
September 2021
Website
http://www.hovepark.org.uk/

Contents

About the course

All teaching takes place at the School of Sport and Service Management, based in Eastbourne, where there are extensive sports facilities such as six badminton court-sized sports halls, two gymnasiums, plus a fitness suite, Astro turf pitch and swimming pool.

When studying with us at the university, you’ll experience and learn how to teach practical physical education through The A-list of physical activities. These include physical activities considered to be less conventional compared to more established types of activities. The A-list includes the following non-conventional physical activities:

Alternative – Physical activities that depart from or challenge traditional norms and are considered to be non-traditional in a UK context such as tchoukball, kin-ball and korfball.

Adapted – Physical activities suited to pupils with additional learning needs but that can also be practiced by all pupils within secondary schools such as boccia, goalball and new age kurling.

Artistic – Physical activities related to cultural and artistic forms of dance.

Aesthetic – Physical activities that are creative and involve a combination of movements requiring precision, fluency and control such as urban gymnastics, cheerleading and trampolining.

Aquatic – Physical activities that take place in or on the water such as swimming, synchronised swimming, water aerobic dancing, water polo, life-saving and personal survival.

Athletic – Physical activities that require physical skill, agility and stamina such as street surfing.

Adventurous – Physical activities that require precise problem-solving and decision making skills such as orienteering and climbing.

Aerobic – Physical activities that are sustained and require low to high intensity such as jogging, rowing and cycling.

Anaerobic – Physical activities that are non-endurance activities involving speed strength and power such as sprinting, jumping, and throwing.

The university works in partnership with schools and colleges to provide a high quality programme of support, ensuring a sound relationship between theory and practice. You will benefit from undertaking two placements in two schools or colleges, spending two-thirds of your year teaching, under supervision. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit additional schools or colleges as part of the Peer Observation programme.

Interview process

You will be required to attend two interviews one at the University and one at the school that you wish to apply for. Please be aware that all University interviews will take place online. School interviews will be dependent on individual COVID-19 Health & Safety procedures.

How school placements work

You will spend a minimum of 120 days on school-based activities, with your training shared between the university and the partner school.

Your school-based training will include observing teachers, working with individual pupils and groups of pupils, team teaching and independent teaching. Your training will also entail completing specific subject tasks and developing your knowledge of school policy and effective practices.

You will maintain a professional training portfolio and be supported to review your work critically and analytically as well as to set appropriately challenging targets. We will also develop an action plan with you to identify strengths, development needs and actions, so that your practice is continually developing.

Key aims of the school-based training- -Advance the development of your professional attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding. -Provide practical and specific experiences that enable you to critically analyse your professional practice and take responsibility for your own professional development. -Enable you to work collaboratively with colleagues in order to develop an understanding of the ways in which the attainment, development and wellbeing of all learners can be achieved with a unified support and teaching system. -Provide opportunities that enable you to adopt a creative and constructively critical approach towards your practice, supported by appropriate reading and research.

Fees

The course fees for 2021 to 2022 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £14,460

Financial support

You may also be eligible for a loan while you study – note that you’ll have to apply for undergraduate student finance.

Find out about financial support if you’re from outside the UK.

Requirements

Qualifications

Degree Normally an honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in the subject specialism or a subject that is directly relevant. GCSE (minimum grade C or grade 4) At least English language and maths.

About the training provider

The Brighton & Hove School Direct Partnership is a large alliance of schools from Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area. As a partnership Hove Park School is the Lead School in an alliance of 27 different schools from across the City and beyond, and we are committed to initial teacher training, we feel that training with us is a highly rewarding and innovative experience that will provide you with an excellent training ground in your first steps to becoming an outstanding practitioner.

  • The Primary, secondary schools and Sixth form Colleges in our alliance have had consistently good and outstanding OFSTED grading for their teaching and learning in recent years.
  • Our schools are very experienced in both university and school based teacher training routes, and mentors and coaches are well trained to support you through your training year. We also have a network of very supportive and experienced professional tutors and in-school mentors that will stretch and challenge you, so that you become the best practitioner that you can over the year.
  • The diversity within the partnership enables you as a trainees to engage with a wide variety of teaching methods and styles of learning.
  • Each year we have a large selection of trainees in our schools, including PGCE, so you will not be alone but will benefit from the peer to peer support that is so important when learning new skills.

About the accredited body

The University of Brighton offer both School Direct Tuition and School Direct Salaried programmes in primary and secondary age phases.

You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content.

Training with disabilities and other needs

As a partnership we do our best to cater for all individual needs. Applicants would need to be in contact with the schools directly to see what support they have in place.

Contact details

Email
schooldirect@hovepark.org.uk
Telephone
01273295003
Website
http://www.hovepark.org.uk/
Address
Hove Park School
Hangleton Way
Hove
East Sussex
BN3 8AA

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Choose a training location

You’ll also need to choose a training location – select the relevant location name on the application form.

Choose a training location - List of locations, vacancies and codes
Location Vacancies Code
Dorothy Stringer School
Loder Rd, Brighton, BN1 6PZ
Yes D
Hove Park School
Nevill Rd, Hove, BN3 7BN
Yes H
Patcham High School
Ladies’ Mile Rd, Brighton, East Sussex , BN1 8PB
Yes 3
Peacehaven Community School
Greenwich Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex , BN10 8RB
Yes P

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