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Hi guys.

I am thinking about becoming a PE teacher.

What courses do i need to do for it and how long does it take you to become qualified, is it 3 or 4 years? ? ?

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I know that edinburgh uni run a PE teacher course which lasts 4 years, But I think you can get a degree in something such as Sports coaching and then train to be a teacher
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There are straight BA PE Teaching courses that lead to QTS. Check UCAS course search for those. If you cannot find any in your area, you can do a degree in sports and then a PGCE or similar.
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Hi guys.

I am thinking about becoming a PE teacher.

What courses do i need to do for it and how long does it take you to become qualified, is it 3 or 4 years? ? ?

Thanks.
Hi,

I am in my second year at Uni on a BA Physical Education course for Secondary pupils, with QTS. I'm at the University of Bedfirdshire and absolutely love it. My course is a 4 year course with at least 6 weeks placement each year in a school teaching, and also giving me Qualified Teaching Status enabling me to go out and teach as soon as I graduate.

There are 2 main routes into PE tecahing;

1. Do a 3 year 'general' sports course, and then do a PGCE after

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2. Do a 4 year 'teaching' course like mine

Think carefully about which route to take, as both have their upsides and downsides.
If you take the 3 year course followed by PGCE, you will get very little, if any, teaching experience in the first 3 years - it will more likely be crammed into your PGCE year which could prove to be hard work and if you decide after this that you actually don't enjoy teaching, it could seem as if you've wasted 3 years hard work!
On the other hand, the 4 year course (I'll refer to my course, but I know a lot of others are similar) provides at least 6 weeks teaching every year - our first placement was after Christmas in our first year, so if we found we didn't take to teaching, we could change courses in good time. In addition, you learn a lot of specific things related to teaching PE, ie. Teaching styles, in-depth subject knowledge etc.

A few Uni's which offer the 4-year QTS course are;

Bedfordshire
Brunel
Brighton
Leeds Met (although this is condensed into 3 years)
St. Martin's College (Lancaster University)

A wider variety of Universities offer 3 year sport courses and PGCE courses.

Hope this gives you an insight; feel free to contact me if you need any more help!

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Hi. I am looking into the possibility of becoming a PE teacher.

I am 24 and I am skilled in a totally different trade - but don't enjoy it anymore!

I didn't sit any A-levels, and have very average GCSE's, which I am guessing excludes me from going straight to uni?! I have heard something about an access course?

I am wondering what the steps are for me to take, and if it is a realistic career choice for me?

Can anyone help me????
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I am on a secondary SCITT PE training course starting in September, and have spoken to a number of previous and currently students on the course, they all rave about it and say it was the best way to go (for them anyway) you get lots of help but also are mainly in a school environment.
In terms of courses and grades, to do a PGCE, SCITT and GTP in PE you need a PE related course (for example i have one in sports therapy), then you need to be into sport yourself i.e participate already in team/individual activities so that you have something to offer for extra - curricula activities and show you are passionate about sport itself, and ideally have some coaching experience and experience in school PE departments (very easy to get!) some courses ask for NGB awards etc but i don't think it is essential.
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Hi guys.

I am thinking about becoming a PE teacher.

What courses do i need to do for it and how long does it take you to become qualified, is it 3 or 4 years? ? ?

Thanks.
Presume you mean secondary teaching? Quick search on ucas and here you go...

University of Bedfordshire:
Physical Education - Secondary (X1C6) 4FT Hon BA

University of Brighton:
Physical Education with QTS (Secondary) (4 yrs) (X1C6) 4FT Hon BA

Brunel University:
Secondary Education & Physical Education (X1CP) 4FT Hon BSc

University of Chichester:
Physical Education and Teaching (Secondary) (4) (XC16) 4FT Hon BA

University of Cumbria:
Education and Physical Education (XX31) 4FT Hon BA
PE & Education (XC16) 3FT Hon BA

The University of Edinburgh:
Physical Education (4 years) (XC16) 4FT Hon BEd

Leeds Metropolitan University:
Secondary Physical Education (XC16) 3FT Hon BA

Liverpool John Moores University:
Primary & Secondary Education: Phys Education (XC1P) 3FT Hon BA

UCP Marjon - University College Plymouth St Mark & St John:
Physical Education - Secondary Education (X1XH) 3FT Hon BEd

St Mary's University College, Twickenham:
Physical Education: BA (ITT) Secondary (X140) 4FT Hon BA

The University of Stirling:
Sports Studies, PE and Prof Educations (CX61) 4FT Hon BSc

University of Winchester:
Physical Education: Primary (4 years QTS) (XCC6) 4FT Hon BA
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I've already done a Geology degree and I'm working fulltime.

I'd love to switch to this if I could do so easily. Would a 1 year PCGE course be enough or do I have to do 4 years of time wasting crap where most of the knowledge is never used in the job... again? :woo:
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Hi,

I am currently living in Ireland and have done an honours degree in business, through recreation and leisure. I am interested in becoming a physical education teacher at secondary level. In Ireland you cannot do a Hdip without your course being registered with the Irish teaching college and my course isn't. So I have to look in the UK. Does anyone know any colleges that would allow you to do the one year add on course and become a PE teacher in the UK.

Thanks for any help!!
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(Original post by alanjamestierney)
Hi,

I am currently living in Ireland and have done an honours degree in business, through recreation and leisure. I am interested in becoming a physical education teacher at secondary level. In Ireland you cannot do a Hdip without your course being registered with the Irish teaching college and my course isn't. So I have to look in the UK. Does anyone know any colleges that would allow you to do the one year add on course and become a PE teacher in the UK.

Thanks for any help!!
Alan
I doubt any will at all. In fact I would put money on it.
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HI

Did you manage to find out any information on this? As i am about to do the same and start a career in P.E teadching but i have no A-levels. Only GCSE's.

Thank you


(Original post by scottydog84)
Hi. I am looking into the possibility of becoming a PE teacher.

I am 24 and I am skilled in a totally different trade - but don't enjoy it anymore!

I didn't sit any A-levels, and have very average GCSE's, which I am guessing excludes me from going straight to uni?! I have heard something about an access course?

I am wondering what the steps are for me to take, and if it is a realistic career choice for me?

Can anyone help me????
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I'm looking into becoming a P.E teacher, i am a former football coach, i have a few qualifications, like BTEC sport Level 3, NVQ level 2 in Activity Leadership, F.A level 1 coaching (irrelevant but i thought i'd put it on), First Aid, Key skills and Functional skills. I have 1 year and 3 months experience and i was wondering what other qualifications i would need and how to obtain them. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
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(Original post by Dsimpson93)
I'm looking into becoming a P.E teacher, i am a former football coach, i have a few qualifications, like BTEC sport Level 3, NVQ level 2 in Activity Leadership, F.A level 1 coaching (irrelevant but i thought i'd put it on), First Aid, Key skills and Functional skills. I have 1 year and 3 months experience and i was wondering what other qualifications i would need and how to obtain them. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
A degree. See the above comments for examples/explainations. Check the entry requirements to see if your BTEC meets them.
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Hi,

I wounder if anyone can confirm....

If i do a degree in Sports and Exercise Science followed by a pgce - can i become a pe teacher?

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Hi,

I wounder if anyone can confirm....

If i do a degree in Sports and Exercise Science followed by a pgce - can i become a pe teacher?

thanks
are you doing a PGCE in PE or in another subject? as far as I know as long as you have a PGCE it enables you to be a qualified teacher and then after that you can teach a level down for any qualifications that you have so for example imagine a qualified English teacher had A levels in psychology and a degree in physics as well as a degree in English then this teacher is a qualified English teacher who can teach from KS1 to Further education level but is qualified to teach Physicals at the same level and Psycology up to GCSE level.

In a nutshell a PGCE enables you to teach, which subjects that you are able to teach depends on your qualification so a degree in sports and exercise sciences plus a PGCE in another subject qualifies you to be a PE teacher as would doing a PGCE in PE.
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I have 10 years teaching PE and coaching sports and football in primary schools part of the PPA programs and experience in performance analysis at a pro football club as well as a Sports Science Bachelors degree but would like to get into teaching PE in high schools. Has anyone completed this down this route yet?
I'm looking at becoming a NQT but unsure of which route and course to do so i can make the next step into high school PE teaching.
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You need either to do a PGCE or school direct course to teach at secondary level PE.


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Hi there,

I have degree in Graphic Design. But, I do have experience in P.E departments and working aboard in Barbados and Malawi doing football coaching and literacy in secondary,primary school and colleges. Is there anyway becoming a P.E teacher?

Cedric
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My daughter is starting a Primary PGCE specialising in P.E. this year. She has a degree which is completely unrelated to P. E. but she plays team sport regularly and has worked for the last year in a school as a sports coach. She also has some sports coaching qualifications, a TA Level 2 qualification and worked voluntarily for a few months in the classroom as a TA. This is a new programme the government has introduced to get children interested in sport at an early age. As far as I know there are only a few universities doing it at the moment, but hopefully more will be introduced.
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I would look at the possibility of sports science or physical education at University. Then complete a PGCE after this. What most people don't do enough of is gaining coaching/teaching experience to get onto the PGCE. I would check out www.findacoachingcourse.com as that has a list of coaching courses. Hope this helps.
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