1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Local students
USD 12,682
GBP 9,000
Foreign students
USD 19,024
GBP 13,500
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The University of Brighton is one of the UK's largest teacher training universities, rated ‘outstanding’ in our last Ofsted inspection.

This course leads to the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for the 11–16 age range which enables you to be employed as a qualified teacher in secondary schools in England and Wales. The course also offers enrichment opportunities to teach the 16–18 age phase.

The programme would be suitable if you have graduated with a good honours degree or equivalent, in a subject directly relevant to the sport specialism.

Studying with us, you will have access to excellent resources and gain 120 days of practical experience in two of around 250 schools with whom we have partnerships. You will be mentored by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs course content.

Specialising in physical education at PGCE level means that you will be able to take a role in the leadership and development of this subject area throughout your career.

Entry Requirements


  • Degree (2:1 or higher) directly relevant to subject specialism. 


  • English language and mathematics, minimum grade C or equivalent. 

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • GCSE PE; A-level PE; BTEC Sport; UK Sports Leaders Awards
  • Teaching/coaching qualifications (swimming, athletics, trampolining, for example)
  • School-based experience (primary, secondary and/or schools for children with additional learning needs)

Professional Skills Tests and interview:

  • The Department for Education has introduced Professional Skills Tests in literacy and numeracy for all applicants to teacher training (QTS) routes. These tests are compulsory, and it will not be possible to enter training without having successfully completed them. Candidates are able to book these tests in advance, and the Department for Education strongly advises you to take the tests soon after you have submitted an application.


  • Candidates are required to attend an interview in person at our Eastbourne campus.
  • All offers of places are subject to a satisfactory health check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced check. 

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 7.0 in all elements.