Secondary Education (Physical Education) (PGDE)

University of Strathclyde


You’ll also play a key role in building self-esteem and confidence in your pupils. Studying on the PGDE (Secondary) Physical Education course is a rewarding and absorbing experience and our students go on to enjoy busy careers where their skills are in great demand due to the reputation for high quality which the University of Strathclyde enjoys within the teaching profession.

You'll spend 18 weeks of the course on placement in a school within Scotland. You'll be continually assessed while there to show you meet the requirements for the Standards for Provisional Registration.

Entry Requirements

You must have a degree containing 80 SCQF credit points in subjects relating to physical education and that involves a high amount of practical performance (for example, sport, dance or outdoor pursuits) and subjects involving analysis of the aspects of physical education (for example, choreography, sports coaching, exercise physiology or sports development). 40 of the credit points must have been studied at SCQF Level 8 or above. You must also have Higher English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5.

You should also provide evidence of your personal involvement in relevant activities, such as experience of; coaching; performance at a high level; national body awards; or regularly taking part in relevant physical activities.

You require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date



Postgraduate Diploma

Study Method

Full time


6X47 (Gaelic Medium 4X88)

Course Length

36 weeks


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



SCQF Level