Important

Courses are currently closed but you can get your application ready

Courses starting in the 2022 to 2023 academic year are closed.

You can start or continue your application to get it ready for courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year.

You’ll be able to find courses from 9am on 4 October 2022 and submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022.

Lionheart Teach Physical education (W284)

PGCE with QTS full time

Accredited body
Loughborough University
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.

Age range
11 to 18
Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
12 October 2021
Date course starts
August 2022
Website
https://lionheartteach.org.uk

Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022

Contents

Course summary

Loughborough University is ranked 2nd in the top ten of higher education institutions in the ‘Good Teacher Training Guide 2017’ and has been ranked Top 10 for the past five years. Our courses have been highly rated in Ofsted inspections and Loughborough has been assessed as a category ‘A’ provider, representing ‘outstanding’ provision consistently.

The Loughborough PGCE course trains individuals to teach the 11-18 age range. All individuals on the PGCE course will experience teaching the 11-16 curriculum as well as post-16, and will be qualified to take up teaching posts in all secondary schools covering the 11-18 age range.

The Loughborough PGCE has been designed by university staff and teachers from schools, and is intended to set you on the path to becoming a well informed and reflective professional. The heart of the course is the development of your teaching competences. The course lasts 36 weeks and will give you teaching experience in two different secondary schools. Two thirds of the course is spent in schools where you will have the support and guidance of experienced teachers. For the rest of the time, you will work in the university with tutors and teachers who prepare you for your school experience, and guide you in making the important links between the theoretical and practical components of the course.

Our course will help you to:

  • learn how to teach and relate to young people in a variety of learning situations;

  • develop the ability to plan sequences of lessons, and to teach and manage pupils effectively;

  • gain the confidence and competence to undertake your full role as a teacher within a secondary school;

  • develop sufficient knowledge and understanding of educational issues to be able to contribute effectively to the highest standards of teaching and learning, and to whole school improvement.

Alongside teaching experience in schools, you will undertake two other elements within the course:

1.Subject Methods courses in which you learn to teach Physical Education.

2.General Professional Studies through which you come to understand the framework of the education system and how to contribute professionally to the wider role of the teacher responsible for the personal, social and health education of pupils.

School placements

Placements schools will be those within The Lionheart Educational Trust. Schools are selected to ensure a breadth of experience, though we will consider any preferences. You will have the opportunity to experience teaching across the 11-18 age range.

The placements are referred to as ‘Phase 1’ and ‘Phase 2’ placements.

Phase 1 Your first placement is the ‘Phase 1’ placement. After induction you will then spend about 10 weeks in this school. You will build on existing experience and develop new skills with support from the school’s Co-ordinator for Initial Teacher Training and the subject mentor who will oversee your professional development during the placement.

Phase 2 During your ‘Phase 2’ placement you will spend about 12 weeks in your second placement school. The Phase 2 school has a Co-ordinator and mentor who have similar roles and responsibilities as those in the ‘Phase 1’ School.

Throughout the year there will be opportunities for Lionheart Teach School Direct trainees to come together to share their experiences and good practice in our CPD days, while on placements. This enriches the experience and builds vital collaboration between trainees and subject areas.

Locations

You can select one of the following locations when you apply.

List of locations and vacancies
Location Vacancies
Beauchamp College
Beauchamp College, Ridgeway, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5TP
No
Humphrey Perkins School
74-78 Cotes Rd , Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE12 8JU
No
Judgemeadow Community College
Marydene Dr , Leicester, Leicestershire, LE5 6HP
No
Sir Jonathan North College
183 Knighton Ln E, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 6FU
No
The Cedars Academy
Wanlip Lane, Birstall, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 4GH
No
The Martin High School
Link Rd , Anstey, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE7 7EB
No

Entry requirements

Qualifications needed

An undergraduate degree at class 2:2 or above, or equivalent.

One in which at least 50% of the content is Physical Education/Sports Science. Classification of which is no lower than a 2:1; or a 2:2 with extensive school experience.

Your degree subject should be in Physical education or a similar subject. Otherwise you’ll need to prove your subject knowledge in some other way.

Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

We’ll consider candidates with pending GCSEs.

We’ll consider candidates who need to take a GCSE equivalency test in English or maths.

Personal qualities

Awareness of, and sensitivity to others; a sense of responsibility; a balanced and positive outlook; open mindedness; enthusiasm; hard working; well organised; self-disciplined; adaptable; resilient; leadership. Strong commitment to teaching Physical Education and an enthusiasm for working with young people.

Other requirements

On entry, relevant and recent (e.g. in past year) experience of PE, normally in a state secondary school (e.g. observing and/or assisting teachers in schools). On application, relevant and recent experience (e.g., in the past 2 years) of working with young people.

On entry, holds a current suitable First Aid qualification.

You are required to satisfy this University that you are physically and mentally ‘fit to teach’ before embarking on the course.

You are required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to verify your suitability for working with young people.

Fees and financial support

The course fees for 2022 to 2023 are as follows:
Student type Fees to pay
UK students £9,250
International students £18,500

About the training provider

Lionheart Teach is the Leicester and Leicestershires School Direct Initial Teacher Training run by the Lionheart Educational Trust. Our Trust seeks to develop excellent teachers to work within our partnership and provide our students with the high quality teaching that secures academic excellence and holistic development. The school direct partnership works with our family of schools across both Leicester & Leicestershire to develop trainee teachers to teach across different settings in our valued communities.

The foundation of our Trust is built on a perfect balance of Academic Excellence and Holistic Development. We realise the importance of delivering quality first teaching; developing well-rounded young people and preparing them for life beyond education. We aim to provide you with an excellent experience, developing your subject specialism and approach to teaching with our supportive team of experts. We pride ourselves on delivering a personalised programme where you can thrive and realise your passion to become a teacher to make a real difference and positively impact on the lives of others.

Our Schools: Beauchamp College, an 11-19 school, Oadby Beauchamp City Sixth Form, a 16-18 college in Leicester City Centre Cedars Academy, an 11-19 school, Birstall Humphrey Perkins, a 11-16 school, Barrow upon Soar Judgemeadow Community College, and 11-16 school, Evington The Martin High School, an 11-19 school, Anstey Sir Jonathan North Community College, an 11-16 girls’ school, Leicester There are 4 primaries in The Trust: Brockshill Primary, Oadby Hallam Fields Primary, Birstall Highcliffe Academy, Birstall Riverside Primary, Birstall

Find out more here: (www.beauchampteach.org.uk)

About the accredited body

Loughborough University has a strong tradition of teacher education and a history of successfully producing teachers who are in great demand by schools and colleges in the UK and overseas. We are renowned for the high quality courses we offer in Physical Education and Mathematics. Highly rated in Ofsted inspections, Loughborough is a category ‘A’ provider which represents ‘outstanding’ provision. We have a strong tradition of teacher education and a history of successfully producing outstanding teachers who are in great demand by schools and colleges in the UK and overseas

Interview process

You are required to attend an interview if you are selected for consideration for a place on this course

The selection process will determine whether you: have the intellectual capabilities needed to meet the Teachers’ Standards; possess appropriate qualities, attitudes and values expected of a teacher; are able to communicate clearly and accurately in Standard English.

Careful consideration is given to every applicant. Loughborough University abides by its Equal Opportunities Policy. Ethnic minorities are currently under-represented in teaching and we particularly welcome applicants from such backgrounds.

International candidates

You’ll need the right to study in the UK. You already have this if, for example, you:

  • are an Irish citizen
  • have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (you may still be able to apply)
  • have indefinite leave to remain in the UK

If you do not already have the right to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa. The main visa for fee-paying courses (those that you have to pay for) is the Student visa.

To apply for a Student visa, you’ll need to be sponsored by your training provider.

Sponsorship is not available for this course.

If you need a visa, filter your course search to find courses with visa sponsorship.

Alternatively, check if you’re eligible for a different type of visa, such as a Graduate or Family visa, that allows you to train to be a teacher without being sponsored.

Find out more about training to teach in England.

International qualifications

If your qualifications come from a non-UK institution, we may want to see a ‘statement of comparability’ from UK ENIC. This will show us how they compare to UK qualifications.

You can call Get Into Teaching on 0800 389 2500 for:

  • guidance on the UK equivalents of your qualifications
  • a free statement of comparability once you’ve submitted your application (if we ask you for this)

Training with disabilities and other needs

Definition of Disability A person has a disability if:

  • they have a physical or mental impairment
  • the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to perform normal day-to-day activities (Equality Act 2010)

Reasonable Adjustments: To achieve this level playing field the concept of reasonable adjustment has been established. Please contact as at info@beauchampteach.org.uk to talk about how we can support you.

A vitally important aspect of providing a reasonable adjustment is that the dignity of individuals is paramount. This point is relevant to all of us whatever our role. Disabled people do not want favours and do not want to stand out as special cases. They simply want the same level of opportunity to achieve and to live.

In addition to support available from The Beauchamp Lionheart Training Partnership, as a University of Leicester Loughborough University and Nottingham Trent University PGCE student you will have access to the full range of University student services such as study support and welfare counselling.

Contact this training provider

Email
info@lionheartteach.org.uk
Telephone
01162729100
Website
https://lionheartteach.org.uk
Address
Ridge Way
Oadby
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE2 5TP

Support and advice

For support and advice, you can speak to a teacher training adviser for free. They’re all experienced teachers who can help you to prepare your application, book school experience, and access exclusive teaching events.

You can also call Get Into Teaching free of charge on 0800 389 2500, or chat online Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm (except public holidays).

Find out about the different ways to train if you do not have a degree, or are already an experienced teacher.

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Apply

Courses are currently closed but you can still start or continue an application anyway.

You’ll be able to:

  • find courses starting in the 2023 to 2024 academic year from 9am on 4 October 2022
  • submit your application from 9am on 11 October 2022