Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism

Please note that on 9 October 2017 Sports Leaders UK will launch new versions of these qualifications. Information on the new qualifications can be found here

The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism is a recognised qualification that aims to upskill primary school teachers, higher level teaching assistants and teaching assistants with extensive experience (experience across year groups and pupil groups) to improve the overall delivery of the physical education curriculum within primary schools. On successful completion of this qualification, delegates will be able to assist in raising the standards within primary school physical education teaching.

The qualification teaches delegates how to understand the requirements of the primary school physical education curriculum, the links between the principles of pedagogy and child development and how using a range of activities can impact on 'good or better' teaching and learning within primary school physical education.

Delegates will also learn how to develop plans for units of work that cover the primary school physical education curriculum and that use assessment to impact on learning and progress. Delegates will deliver, teach, evaluate and review the plans for units of work and will learn how to use the outcomes of the unit of work to inform future planning. 

  • Pre-requisites: Delegates are not required to have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) accreditation.
  • Guided Learning Hours: 45 hours
  • Notional Learning Time: 96 hours
  • Price: Look at the price list
  • Quan code: 601/1160/4

Sports Leaders UK are currently taking applications from prospective Professional Learning Centres who would like to deliver the qualification. Please click here if you would like to apply to deliver this qualification.

The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism consists of five units of work. Please refer to the qualification specification for details of these units.

The average learning time for this qualification is 141 hours (this includes approximately 45 Guided Learning Hours and 96 Notional Learning Hours). However, various factors such as the delegate/tutor ratio, the number of delegates and the experience levels of the delegates will influence the time allocated to the delivery of any given course.

Primary school teachers who successfully complete this qualification can progress onto the Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership qualification. 


Date printed: 19/03/2019

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