Tourism and Leisure Studies

PGCE Leisure and Tourism (14-19)

Applications for September 2016 can be made via UCAS Teacher Training from 27th October 2015.

The 14-19 PGCE in Leisure and Tourism/Sport is a nine month innovative and intensive course preparing graduates for the demands of teaching the 14-19 age range in the Secondary and Lifelong Learning sectors. You will be awarded a PGCE and recommended for Qualified Teacher Status, enabling you to teach in schools. The course is also designed to provide a strong foundation for working in the Lifelong Learning sector, especially FE, with recommendations for Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

The course has a leisure and sport, and also a travel and tourism pathway of which you follow one.

The course is organised in partnership with Schools and Further Education colleges where you spend 24 out of the 36 weeks teaching.

All PGCE courses cover three main areas: Curriculum Studies, Professional Studies and Enhanced Studies. However all learning on the course is designed to complement professional practice and the academic study will be informed by and inform practice. PGCE students will be placed in two schools for a mixture of blocked time and serial (e.g. one day a week) time adding up to meet the current Government requirement for a minimum 120 days in school.


The 2015/16 and 2016/17 tuition fees for this course are:

Fee per yearUK/EUOverseas






Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated, and may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year.

Students may self-fund their course or a Sponsor may fund or part-fund. Bursaries, scholarships and fee discounts may also be available.

Further information

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available. See further information about funding and scholarships or contact the International Office .

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Students will be assessed in two main ways- via academic assignments and assessment of their teaching.

Students will submit academic assignments for 20 credits in each curriculum, professional and enhanced studies modules. Each submission will include a written element, but students may also be assessed via presentations or practical performances as relevant to their chosen subject options.

You can exit the PGCE courses with one of two awards. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) is awarded to those students who gain less than 40 Level 7credits, but who pass all modules, gaining 100 or 120 Level 6 credits. If students achieve 40 or 60 Level 7 credits and pass all the modules, they will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). All students completing a PGCE will also be recommended for QTS.

The PGCE 14-19 also lead to the award of Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills status (QTLS), after successfully completing the programme and a period of professional formation in a Lifelong Learning Sector context.

A degree in Leisure and Tourism or Travel and Tourism or Sport and Recreation or Tourism Management or related areas. In some exceptional cases, an unrelated degree is acceptable if you have a significant employment background in the leisure and tourism industry.

We welcome candidates with experience in the industry, particularly where this work has enhanced your knowledge, skills and understanding in Leisure and Tourism.

Offers of a place on the programme are conditional, subject to successful completion of the Occupational Health clearance, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and completion of the Government Professional Skills Tests in Numeracy and Literacy.

Applications can be made through UCAS Teacher Training from 27th October 2015 for the September 2016 intake.

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UCAS code

  • FXVC


  • 1 year

Entry requirements

  • A good honours degree (2:2 or above) in Leisure and Tourism, Travel and Tourism, Sport and Recreation or Tourism Management or related areas. In some exceptional cases, an unrelated degree is acceptable if you have a significant employment background. English and Maths at GCSE (grade C or above) or equivalent for Secondary (14-19). To have passed the government's skills tests in literacy and numeracy.
  • A commitment to becoming the best teacher you can be, with a minimum of 10 days recent experience in a UK secondary school. If you cannot spend the full 10 days in a secondary school prior to application we can still consider your application as long as you have spent 5 days in a secondary classroom. If you are successful in being offered a place on the course the additional 5 days would be a condition of your offer and would need to be undertaken prior to starting on the course.



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