Physical Education

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Being a Physical Education teacher

PE teachers help children develop healthy relationships with sport and exercise. They also promote healthy lifestyles, team work, and positive attitudes towards nutrition.

Training options

To teach PE at secondary level you’ll need a degree in a suitable sports subject plus a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) or have studied a degree that combines sports-related studies and education.

Four-year university courses in education

For the four-year combined degree and other undergraduate degree programmes you must have at least:

  • English and two other National Qualifications at SCQF Level 6 (Higher Grade) AND
  • Mathematics and one other subject at SCQF Level 5 (or an accepted alternative, for example, National 5, Credit Standard Grade or Intermediate 2).

Check the entry requirements with the course provider.

PGDE university courses

Here are the universities you can study for a PDGE in Physical Education at secondary level. Entry requirements vary so it’s best to check with the course provider.

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