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Short course

Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism Level 5

This 6 day course, developed by AfPE and Sports Leaders UK, will provide you with a professional qualification and the knowledge, skills and confidence to deliver outstanding PE.

This is a recognised qualification that aims to upskill primary school teachers and higher level teaching assistants 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 and learning.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – Six-day study day
  • Start date – 18th March 2020 (full dates below)
  • Cost - £1250pp (£1000pp for two or more from the same organisation) 

    Facilitator - Simon Kumar

Course information

Unit topics

18 March 2020

Unit 1: Developing own ability as a primary school physical education specialist

 

31 March 2020

Unit 2: Understanding primary school physical education

 

29 April 2020

Unit 3: Principles of pedagogy in primary school physical education

 

20 May 2020

Unit 4: Planning for continuity and progression in primary school physical education

 

17 June 2020

Unit 5: Using assessment to impact on learning and progress in primary school physical education

 

15 July 2020

Unit 6: Teaching primary school physical education

 

Who can apply?

Primary school teacher with QTS or GTCS

Yes

Primary school teacher without QTS or GTCS

Yes*

Primary school teacher with QTLS

Yes*

Primary school teacher with PTLLS, CTLLS and/or DTLLS

Yes*

University student on a degree that leads to QTS

Yes

Higher Level Teaching Assistant within a primary school

Yes*

Teaching Assistant with 2 years experience delivering PE across Key Stage 1 and 2

Yes*

Secondary School Teacher

No

Further Education Lecturer

No

Coach** working within a primary school in the role as a Teaching Assistant (should have minimum 5 years experience delivering PE across Key Stage 1 and 2)

Yes*

Employee of an external organisation linked to a primary school

No

*On completion of the qulaification these individuals will be PE specialists - they are still required to be supervised by a QTS accredited teacher in their role in raising standards of PE teaching. This qualification does not qualify individuals to become a PE teacher.

** Coaches are still required to have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in any of the sports/activities that they assist in raising the standards of PE teaching.  

How long is the programme?

45 tutored guided learning hours and 96 independent learning hours, including the completion of individual learning tasks. The guided learning hours will take place on 5 full days of tutor led delivery at York St John University, which will include practical activity and classroom based theory. Although you will be expected to carry out some work within your own time, additional release time will be needed for some of the tasks, including a half day prior to the course to complete a pre-course task and a half day to complete final assessment tasks.

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment will be a mixture of formal written assignments, group based tasks and group discussion. You will also be required to arrange two observations of your PE teaching by a colleague or senior leader within your own school during the course.

Session times

This is a degree level qualification and you will need to attend all of the contact days below (tbc) in addition to completing tasks in between these sessions.

 The first day is a welcome event where we will introduce you to the course and we also cover some of the content in this first session.

The further five contact days will have a registration at 8.45am for a prompt start at 9.00am and will finish no later than 5.00pm. Please note, as the course has a minimum teaching hours requirement, you will need to be able to commit to all six contact days in full.

Further qualifications

There is also an optional 2 day bolt on to include the Level 6 in Primary PE Leadership. Please contact sports.leaders@yorksj.ac.uk for details.

Testimonials 

"Simon has been brilliant and gave me an insight in to the importance of PESSPA within school, his delivery of the course has been top class!" (Sports coach, Level 5 certificate, 2019)

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel that my knowledge and understanding of teaching, styles, safety, planning and assessment has greatly increased" (Teacher, Level 5 certificate, 2019)

 

 

"Found practical session helpful for teaching in a different way and to accommodate SEN children" (TA, Level 5 certificate, 2019)

"Developing knowledge of National curriculum increased my confidence" (Key Stage 1 Teacher, Level 5 certificate, 2019)

Course leader biographies

Simon Kumar – centre course manager and tutor/assessor - graduated from York St John University with a first class degree in (BA) Sports Studies. After completing a Masters in Practitioner Research, Simon is now undertaking a Professional Doctorate of Education. After teaching in primary education as a teacher specialising in Physical Education for a number of years, Simon became a lecturer at York St John University in 2015. Simon also has a background in disability sport development, personal training, sports coaching, secondary school sport development and the Armed Forces, and was the founder of inclusive sport at York St John University.

Fees and funding

£1250pp or reduced rate of £1000pp if two or more people are from the same school.

These rates include course delivery, all course materials, certification upon completion, lunch and refreshments each day.

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