Physical Education, Postgraduate Certificate | Loughborough University | Loughborough, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Physical Education

12 months
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Physical Education programme at Loughborough University  prepares you to teach the 11-18 age range and is offered as a full-time, one-year programme. It provides practical professional preparation for teaching in secondary schools and is designed and delivered in partnership with schools in up to ten local authorities.


This Physical Education programme at Loughborough University  is taught by our School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, which has a strong tradition of teacher education and a history of successfully producing outstanding teachers who are in great demand by schools and colleges in the UK and internationally.

At the heart of the PGCE is the development of your teaching competences. The course lasts 36 weeks and two thirds of it will be spent gaining teaching experience in two different secondary schools where you will have the support and guidance of experienced teachers. For the rest of the time, you will work at Loughborough with tutors and teachers who will prepare you for your school experience and guide you in making the important links between the theoretical and practical components of the course.


Our PGCE Physical Education gives you excellent career prospects. The potential addition of a master's degree in Education, coupled with the outstanding provision (Ofsted, 2018) of teacher education at Loughborough go a long way to ensuring that any Loughborough PGCE graduate has the skills and reputation to succeed in a career in teaching physical education.

The majority of our PGCE trainees have secured teaching posts by the time they complete their training, and have gone on to successful careers in many different schools throughout the UK and overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Professional Studies
  • Professional Studies (Physical Education) 
  • Practical Teaching (Physical Education) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject (one in which at least 50% of the content is Physical Education/Sports Science) awarded by a UK higher education provider or a recognised equivalent qualification. A 2:2 will be considered with extensive school experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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