Gain a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of physical education and school sport needed for a career as a physical education (PE) teacher. Your studies also prepare you for roles in the wider area of school sport provision and development and the education sector. In your final year, you complete a project of your choosing, from a traditional dissertation to a work-based project with a school or business. At the end of the course you have the necessary professional skills, knowledge and abilities to apply to study for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at any university or any of the other school-based routes like School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), Teach First and School Direct, towards gaining qualified teacher status. This is a practical course, and you work on real projects throughout your time here. We have very strong links with local schools – many have our former students working there as PE teachers. From your first weeks on the course, you have opportunities to work with schoolchildren in practical sporting activities. In your second year you take a six-week work placement. Our links with the Youth Sport Trust mean you can access their 'Learn to Move' training and accreditation as part of the course. You have access to excellent teaching facilities and you spend much of the course using the world-class facilities at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. You gain aquatics experience at Ponds Forge International Aquatics Centre and complete an outdoor and adventurous residential trip in the Lake District at Lake Coniston. You can also run outdoor activities for schoolchildren in the neighbouring Peak District.