Coach Education PGCE Courses

PGCE Courses

PGCE Coach Education courses are designed to give new teachers the skills, experience and knowledge of delivering sports specific sessions. This will enable them to deliver high quality sessions based on National Governing Body (NGB) guidelines.

We encourage students on teacher training to undertake courses where they may have a current skill gap. This means they become familiar with coaching a variety of sports.

ECB Cricket for Teachers Secondary Course

The course will help you understand how cricket can be used to deliver high quality PE and school sports sessions as well as introduce the power and versatility of the new Howzat! resource.

The Course

Developed in partnership with Chance to Shine, teachers will develop their knowledge, understanding and application of appropriate games and practices within the national curriculum.

The workshop will also explore opportunities to promote interschool competition within physical education and school sport.

You will also look into integrated practices, competitive games and the wider cricket network.

This traditional three hour course has been extended to cover additional elements of level 1 and level 2 courses that you will give you an excellent grounding in all areas of coaching cricket.

Dates & Times

02 October 

9am - 3pm

Cost

£75

Location

Devon Cricket Centre

How to apply

For further information on this course or to book a place please call Paul Mouland on 01392 722039 or email p.d.mouland@exeter.ac.uk

Secondary Schools Tennis Teacher Training

The three hour Secondary Schools Tennis Teacher Training Course has been developed to provide teachers with the confidence and knowledge to deliver traditional and modified versions of the sport.

The course also demonstrates an innovative new resource which has been developed to assist teachers in assessing the ability of pupils against National Curriculum attainment levels, through a range of descriptor cards and film clips.

Teachers attending the course are also provided with an overview of other areas of support and resource, including; cross curricular activities, competition, alternative delivery using Cardio Tennis, leadership & volunteering and how tennis can contribute to the delivery of external PE qualifications.

Dates & Times

09 October

9am - 2pm

Cost

£50

Location

Exeter Tennis Centre 

How to apply

For further information on this course or to book a place please call Paul Mouland on 01392 722039 or email p.d.mouland@exeter.ac.uk

VolleySport

This four hour course is designed for teachers and coaches working with groups starting volleyball for the first time.

The course will introduce you to the fundamentals of movement and teamwork, and sending/receiving skills through the development of basic tactical concepts for attacking and defending. Introductory and modified games of 1 v 1 and 2 v 2 are explored using a set of specially designed activity cards. With a strong emphasis on teaching methodology, creative approaches to improving leadership skills through communication, use of rules, equipment and group/session organisation are additionally explored. The course is not examined and an attendance certificate is awarded to those who complete the course.

Mini Volley

This four hour course is primarily aimed at teachers and coaches who have an existing Level 1 Award or who have previously attended the Volley Sport course.

It offers an opportunity for teachers and coaches to progress knowledge and understanding of the next stage of a player’s development through the 3-a-side (Mini-Volley) format of the game. As the tactical complexity of the game is developed new skills are introduced providing a selection of possible solutions to the challenges that are encountered. The course is not examined and an attendance certificate is awarded to those who complete the course.

Dates & Times

16 October

10am - 5pm

Cost

£50

Location

Streatham Campus Sports Hall

How to apply

For further information on this course or to book a place please call Paul Mouland on 01392 722039 or email p.d.mouland@exeter.ac.uk

Level 1 Award in Coaching Basketball

This Basketball coaching qualification gives a general knowledge to the participants of how to coach individuals, groups, and people with particular needs. The participant will be able to assist a Level 2 coach but will not be qualified to deliver sessions on their own. This is a great first step on the coaching ladder in a fast paced highly technical sport.

What you will learn

On this course you will learn how to:

  • Prepare for the delivery of coaching activities taking into account participants’ needs and motives and be able to establish a safe working environment.
  • Deliver prepared activities of the coaching session and prepare and support the participants for the coaching activities.
  • Review and evaluate the effectiveness of coaching activities.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of participants and continuously develop personal practice.

After completing this course you will need to plan and deliver a session in your school to gain your full qualification.

Dates & Times

23 October

9am - 5pm

Cost

£70

Location

Streatham Campus Sports Hall - far side

How to apply

For further information on this course or to book a place please call Paul Mouland on 01392 722039 or email p.d.mouland@exeter.ac.uk

The FA Secondary Teachers Award

What you will learn

This course provides a basic introduction to the skills required when planning to deliver KS3 or KS4 Physical Education lessons through the subject content of football and also provides ideas to support extra-curricular activities. The course will introduce learners to the FA’s England DNA by creating a learning environment, through the delivery of games and how to develop practice to accelerate learning.

What is covered on the course?

  • Arrival activities
  • Brilliant basics
  • Modified games
  • Laws of the game
  • Extra-curricular activities.

Course outcomes

This course provides a basic awareness of the contribution of an invasion game (football) to the Physical Education Purpose of Study at KS3 and KS4 linking relevant subject content to support pupil learning. It also covers the basic laws of the game and ideas to engage pupils beyond curriculum PE.

Dates & Times

30 October

9am - 3pm

Cost

FREE

Location

Streatham Campus Sand Pitch

How to apply

For further information on this course or to book a place please call Paul Mouland on 01392 722039 or email p.d.mouland@exeter.ac.uk

Quicksticks & In2Hockey

The hockey course delivered at the university is designed to give you a good knowledge of coaching from Key stage 2 through to Key stage 4. The day will be split into two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Quicksticks

The morning session will be based around the Quicksticks model which is aimed at 7 – 11 year olds and introduces you to the game of hockey in a 4-a-side format. The emphasis is on a fun, safe, fast and exciting game that is designed for anyone to deliver regardless of hockey experience and skills.

In2Hockey

In2Hockey follows on from hockey’s introductory 4-a-side game Quicksticks. It can be played as a 7-a-side game with goalkeepers, or introduced as a 6-a-side game without goalkeepers. It is played on an area the size of half a hockey pitch. The small-sided teams mean that players get more touches on the ball, increased levels of physical activity, more opportunity for skill development, and greater feeling of contribution to the team. In2Hockey therefore provides young players with opportunities for development, success and above all enjoyment.

The course will give you the knowledge and skills but the resources to accompany the course must be ordered separately through England Hockey.

Dates & Times

20 November

10am - 3pm

Cost

£30

Location

Streatham Campus Water Based Pitch 

How to apply

For further information on this course or to book a place please call Paul Mouland on 01392 722039 or email p.d.mouland@exeter.ac.uk

Boxing Tutors Award

The aim of the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) of England One Day Boxing Tutors Course is to qualify participants to deliver and organise the ABA Boxing Awards in Schools, Colleges, Universities, Youth Centre’s and Sports Centres. The Tutors Award in Boxing are designed as a fun recreational programme for all participants at all levels, ages and abilities. The Awards are progressive, which means you will pass each award in the following order before you go on to the next.

What you will learn

The ABA of England One Day Boxing Tutors Course is your first step to learning the art of Amateur Boxing. You will be taught your stance, guard, footwork, straight punches to head and body and how to defend yourself. The lesson will be delivered in a fun, safe and educational environment and be broken into four sections:

Phase 1: Coaching the Warm Up

Phase 2: Teaching the Basics of Boxing

  • Stance, Guard, Torso Movement, Footwork, Footwork Fun and Games.  
  • Learn how to take recreational “Boxing Pad work”.

Phase 3: Teaching the Basics of Boxing (Cont)

  • Jab (Head and Body), Rear Hand (Head and Body).
  • Punching static and with movement.

Phase 4: Defences: Teaching Boxing Defences.

  • Push Away, Lay Back, Block, Outside Parry, Elbow Blocks.
  • Slip and Duck.

Course criteria

You must be 16 years or over and have enthusiasm for sport. Some knowledge of boxing is helpful and it may be interesting for your own development to have attended a local boxing club training session prior to the course, although this is not essential.

Dates & Times

04 December

9am - 5pm

Cost

£100

Location

Streatham Campus Sports Hall

How to apply

For further information on this course or to book a place please call Paul Mouland on 01392 722039 or email p.d.mouland@exeter.ac.uk