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Physical Education - Secondary Education (with QTS) (Hons)

Plymouth Marjon University

36 months
12000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The unique Physical Education - Secondary Education (with QTS) (Hons) programme of the Plymouth Marjon University leads to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at secondary level. The course is carefully structured to equip trainee teachers with real-world skills and deepen their passion for teaching.


Course Summary

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; five years after graduating, our education graduates are the sixth highest earners from any university in Wales and England.

Trainees study the scientific principles of Physical Education and sport and explore these through practical activities. Developing a wide range of subject knowledge, this intensive course 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 the Physical Education - Secondary Education (with QTS) (Hons) programme of the Plymouth Marjon University 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 an 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.

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
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Three A-levels at grades BBC or above.
  • Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above.
  • Or Access 30-42 D/M with minimum 18D.
  • And GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 or grade C or above.
  • All candidates are required to attend an interview with representatives from schools as well as University tutors.
  • International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 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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