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Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism

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Course information

Why do this course?

This course is considered excellent use of Sport Premium funding. It is a nationally 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.

  • Awarding body: Sports Leaders UK.
  • Developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (AfPE).

Course description

On successful completion of this qualification, delegates will be equipped with knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to improve standards of physical education in your school.

Course structure

The course is very comprehensive and covers the following areas.

  • Understanding physical education – what it is/isn't, how it contributes to child development
  • The national curriculum
  • Teaching and learning in all activity areas
  • Curriculum development and assessment opportunities and methods
  • Differentiation and inclusion
  • Managing behaviour and creating a safe environment

All units must be completed together with all assessment tasks to gain the award.

What will you take away?

You will be supported to work through all the tasks required to complete the course. There are a number of tasks attached to each unit. Upon completion of the course, you will receive your Level 5 certificate accredited by Sports Leaders UK.


The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism is open to teachers, higher level teaching assistants, teaching assistants* and coaches (who assist teachers in their PE teaching)** to assist in raising standards within primary school education.

*Teaching assistants must have extensive experience in supporting teachers across all years and key stages in delivering PE.

**Coaches (who assist teachers in their PE teaching), must have a minimum of five years experience of assisting teachers across Key Stage 1 and 2. Coaches are required to have a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in any sport they assist the teachers with. If you do NOT have this, we suggest you apply for our Level 3 Certificate in School Sport and Physical Education.

Course tutor

Greg Dryer

What to bring

Notebook, tablet (recommended), laptop. Each day has a practical component so wear kit.


There are no discounts available for this course.

Booking information

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