Do you want to become a PE teacher?

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Both our Sports Coaching and Development and Rugby Coaching and Performance courses are perfect if your goal is to become a PE teacher.

Why? You’ll be able to gain practical experience, knowledge and additional qualifications that will provide an excellent foundation to apply for a PGCE.

As part of your coaching course, you’ll be able to take modules in Physical Education and School Sport, as well as Teaching Physical Education Health and Wellbeing.

Both modules provide a thorough understanding of teaching PE in a primary and secondary school setting.

You’ll also have the option to do a placement in a primary or a secondary school, supporting physical education teaching and gaining valuable practical experience and insights.

On top of this, you’ll have the chance to gain the 1st4Sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport, entirely for free.

This qualification will give you a detailed understanding of programmes of study for physical education, as well as the national curriculum and the environment in which you’ll be operating.

It qualifies you to work as a teaching assistant, sports development officer or sports coach, volunteer or leader – which is great for your employability, and if you want to earn some cash while you study!

Put together, all these things provide an excellent foundation if you plan to go on to study a Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) qualification to become a qualified PE teacher.

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