PE TEACHER TRAINING
The University of Bedfordshire continues to be one of the UK's main providers of both undergraduate and post graduate training for PE teachers. The undergraduate course is only one of three available in the UK.
The University of Bedfordshire continues to be one of the UK’s main providers of both undergraduate and postgraduate training for Physical Education teachers.
Sophy Bassett-Dubsky – Course Coordinator for the BA (Hons) /MPhysEd Physical Education (secondary) (with QTS) gives an update on the progress of the course and makes an appeal for support.
Our academic year started with the exceptional news that we had, once again, achieved 100% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey. Despite the challenges of COVID, we have worked tirelessly as a team to ensure that our student teachers receive the very highest quality training in their journey towards qualified teacher status. This has also helped us to maintain our position as one of the leading courses at the University of Bedfordshire.
2021 also saw the first students graduate from our Integrated Master’s route, where a large percentage of the cohort opted to work at level 7 to gain an MPhysEd in Physical Education (with QTS). We are the only provider in Europe who offer this qualification in Physical Education and are proud to pioneer this accreditation for our subject and institution.
2021 has been a challenging and busy year so far. As we come out of COVID restrictions, we have been dedicated to maintaining high quality practical, theoretical and school based learning for our student teachers.
We have maintained our DfE allocation of 45 places for September 2021 but have an ever-increasing challenge to recruit students as the number of providers of PE ITT grows. We provide an excellent Initial Teacher Education experience for Physical Education student teachers and would ask that the members of the BPEOSA support us in ensuring that we maintain our standing as one of the UK’s top providers of Physical Education Teacher training.
Please help by sharing our course details via the course website click here and my contact details firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bedford Campus
Current PE QTS students in action in the gym
Read the perspective of a Graduate from 2017
I have loved my four years on the course. It gave plenty of opportunities early on to be practical, work in teams and get to know one another, and as a consequence we are a very close cohort that I will miss seeing daily. The 4 placements, for me are where I learnt most and developed as a teacher. Without them I don’t believe I would feel ready to be an NQT; school experiences have made me feel ready to start my career. Lecturers were friendly, knowledgeable, supportive and professional throughout and most were readily available to help me. Lecturers also kept us up to date with subsidised courses which helped to build my CV over the years. The extra units available in the fourth year to specialise in areas of interest were especially engaging and relevant to me and increased my interest in health in schools and current issues surrounding assessment. Overall, I had a very happy four years on the course at Bedford and I’m overwhelmed with the success it has bought me. I can’t thank the course enough for its support and encouragement throughout.
Emily (2017 graduate).