What will I gain from this programme?
Professional training, delivered to the highest of standards, to help you take up your first teaching post with confidence, having experienced the very latest teaching and learning pedagogies.
You'll also have the chance to gain certain governing body awards during your programme.
What will I study?
You’ll start with an extensive subject knowledge and understanding audit, to identify your main strengths and weaknesses, and enable your tutor to focus on your individual development needs.
During 12 weeks of study on campus, you’ll develop:
* Knowledge of essential educational theory.
* Awareness of appropriate and innovative teaching and assessment methods, including theoretical and physical challenges and games.
* Strategies to develop trainees’ abilities in a wide range of sports, including dance, gymnastics, athletics, swimming and various outdoor and adventurous activities.
* Understanding of the curriculum.
* Ability to plan lessons effectively.
* Good working knowledge of the latest ICT tools and software used in schools.
* Greater subject knowledge and professional and academic skills.
* Wider awareness of your role within the teaching profession through study of professional values.
How will I study?
A combination of academic study, group discussion and reflection, and practical, work-based learning in the classroom will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to become a creative and innovative teacher. The programme also aims to develop a reflective and a critically analytical approach to education.
You'll also have the chance to develop your physical abilities and build strong support networks with your fellow trainees on a residential visit to a specialist outdoor pursuits centre as part of your programme.
You'll spend 24 weeks on placement in schools, colleges and other settings, putting your training into practice through assisting in and taking responsibility for classes, and working alongside mentors and peers to further your professional development. Your teaching timetable will increase as your training progresses and you become more confident and competent in the classroom.
Who will be teaching me?
You will be taught by a dedicated team of knowledgeable, experienced, friendly and supportive tutors who have the welfare of their trainees as a number one priority.
All of the tutors on the programme are experienced teachers of Physical Education who will model good practice and encourage you to develop your own teaching style.
How will I be assessed?
A balanced combination of coursework and observed classroom experience will be assessed against academic criteria at Levels 6 and 7 and the QTS Standards. Various other tasks will enable you to show your competence in ICT and other areas of PE.
You will also undertake the QTS skills tests in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT, which must be passed, and complete a Career Entry Development Profile (CEDP) before gaining your final award.
What are my career prospects?
Successful completion of this programme will allow you to gain QTS status and progress onto employment as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) at secondary school level in Physical Education.
Our proactive careers advisory service can help you to find job vacancies and offers in-depth advice on teacher job applications and interviews, to help you secure work.
Further study at Edge Hill University
As a teacher, you will be keen to build your skills as your career progresses. Edge Hill is the largest provider of Professional Development for teachers in the country. You could gain further qualifications through your work in schools and colleges, or through further in-depth study, such as relevant CPD modules or working towards a Masters degree.
During your ITT programme, we will carefully prepare you for your NQT year by helping to identify your continuing training needs. Edge Hill's Professional Development team will continue to support you through your NQT year and be available throughout your teaching career.