Please note, the University is no longer considering applications for PGCE Secondary - Physical Education for September 2020 entry. Applications are welcomed from applicants with A Level at Grade C or better in any of the following: English, Geography, or a Science subject who wish to be considered for PE PGCE with EBACC. Successful applicants will, as part of their offer of a place, be required to undertake a subject knowledge enhancement course in their EBACC A Level subject area. Successful applicants will receive additional training and additional placement activity related to their EBACC subject area, alongside the PE PGCE content.
Our one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) prepares you to teach across the physical education secondary school curriculum.
We teach most of our lessons through practical demonstrations and you’ll mainly study with your PGCE Physical Education group. You’ll use sports facilities in the Brooks building and at Platt Lane Sports complex.
When you’re at Manchester Met, you’ll learn the methodology of how to teach the full physical education curriculum to support your pupils to develop their skills, understanding and social involvement in sports, including assessment models, differentiation in ability, organisation models and instruction strategies.
You will also develop your sports subject knowledge to help you grow the physical education curriculum in schools. Some of the sports you’ll learn include rugby, netball, tennis, gymnastics, football, cricket and table tennis.
All curriculum activities are delivered through practical sessions with physical education specialists. This is to help you learn the skills you’ll need as a teacher and to introduce you to ways of teaching.
Through this PGCE, you’ll consider how to plan lessons, reflect on your planning, learn how research can develop your teaching practice, and look at ways to develop your teacher persona.
You won’t simply learn theory with us on-campus though – you’ll teach classes in schools too.
You will spend at least 120 days on placements in schools, gradually increasing your involvement to become the class teacher.