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Physical Education - Secondary Ed (with QTS) (Honours), BEd

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Plymouth, United Kingdom
The Physical Education - Secondary Ed (with QTS) (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University is carefully structured to equip trainee teachers with real-world skills and deepen their passion for teaching. It also trains teachers in educational leadership and resilience, enabling graduate teachers to progress quickly in their careers.
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Course Overview

It also trains teachers in educational leadership and resilience, enabling graduate teachers to progress quickly in their careers. This progression is reflected in their salary growth compared to graduates from other universities with our graduates being the top earners in the South West and Wales (Source: Department of Education, 2017).

Trainees study the scientific principles of Physical Education and sport and explore these through practical activities. Developing a wide range of subject knowledge, the Physical Education - Secondary Ed (with QTS) (Honours) course offered by Plymouth Marjon University blends theory and practice helping trainees to understand how children learn best.

Through school based placements in our partnership schools and placements in other educational settings, trainees enjoy ample contact with qualified teachers and students. This enables them to gain a wide range of experience and a healthy understanding of what the profession looks like in the current climate. Analytical thinking is encouraged and developed, ensuring that we deliver passionate newly qualified teachers who have a desire to drive their profession forward. With a clear focus on national priorities and current developments in education our PE teacher training graduates are well prepared for teaching today.

What might you become?

On completion of this programme you will be a fully qualified teacher of Secondary Physical Education. You may also choose to do an enhancement in a second subject, Key Stage 5, Primary or Special Education, to enhance your employability as am early career teacher (ECT). Ofsted (2014) praised the University’s ‘effective use of local diversity and wider links which ensures trainees have breadth and variety in their training, so making them highly employable’. Over 90% of our trainees go on to secure teaching posts locally, nationally or abroad which is above national rate. Others go on to further postgraduate study or research posts within Higher Education. Some of our trainees have gone on to establish themselves as freelance specialist teachers in their field of expertise.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Becoming a teacher
  • Scientific and Pedagogical Aspects of Physical Education
  • The Science of Athletics and Health Related Activities
  • Holistic Development through Outdoor and Adventurous Education
  • Managing Learning through Non-Invasion Games

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Applicants must have three A-levels at grades BBC or above, BTEC triple grades DMM or above, or Access 30-42 D/M with min 18D and GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 5 or grade C or above.
  • A commitment to learning in, through and about Physical Education.
  • A commitment to the development of young people.
  • An awareness of teaching Physical Education in a school; recent classroom observation or leadership activities would support your application.
  • Have passed the Professional Skills Tests in Literacy and Numeracy.
  • To be able to clearly and accurately communicate both spoken and written English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Plymouth

  • 731 - 1390 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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