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Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism

Date Attendance Time Course fee Location Action
17/06/19 – 17/07/19 This course will take place on 6 separate dates – please see dates below under course description 9.00 – 16.30 £1,150 Teaching venue: Kingston Hill campus. Practical venue: Roehampton Sports Centre. *Travel arrangements between the two venues is included in the price of the course. Contact us

Course information

Awarding body: Sports Leaders UK

Developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (AfPE)

Why do this course?

This is a nationally recognised qualification that aims to up skill 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 equipped with knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to improve standards of physical education in your school.

Primary school teachers, HLTAs, TAs and coaches embedded within schools will be able to undertake the qualifications.

This course is considered excellent use of Sport Premium funding.

Course description

This is a specially designed, intensive, Level 5 Certificate in Primary School PE Specialism course, which will take place over just 7 weeks of study. Delivered by our highly specialised and experienced Kingston University Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity staff, this course can also lead on to the Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership (for those with QTS status).

Course structure

This course usually runs over most of an academic year. We are deliberately running this over a shorter time frame to deliver a more user friendly experience. The condensed nature of this course means that delegates will need to undertake 6 full days of on-site learning, as well as complete an estimated 96 hours of self-directed study, which will be supported by Kingston University e-learning resources.

Teaching Dates

  • Monday 17 June
  • Wednesday 26 June
  • Monday 1 July
  • Thursday 11 July
  • Wednesday 17 July
  • Tuesday 3 September

Each day will consist of both practical and teaching elements


09.00 16.30

What will you take away?

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 this award.


This qualification is aimed at:

  • Primary school teachers with QTS
  • Adults support learning without QTS
  • Teaching assistants with two years' experience delivering PE across both KS1 & KS2
  • Secondary school teachers
  • Coaches (NB 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 in PE teaching)

If you aren't sure if you fit in one of these categories, please contact the course organiser on

Course tutors

Greg Dryer

Director, Centre for Physical Education, Sport and Activity

Greg was Head of PE in three London schools. He has extensive experience in physical education and sport working with three year olds through to postgraduates. His career mission is to make all forms of physical activity and the benefits they bring, available to all young people by breaking down barriers and transforming teaching and coaching to ensure that practitioners in the field are have the knowledge, skills and understanding to deliver developmental, learner-centred, inclusive practices.

His academic interests are in curriculum design, critical pedagogy, behaviour economics, critical race theory, intersectionality and PESA.

Declan Hamblin

Senior Lecturer

Declan has worked with numerous London school staff as part of a school sport partnership and through teacher education. He has led departments and been a Borough Advisor for PE as well as the former Vice-Chair of the Association for PE. His extensive overseas experience has seen him work in pre-school settings right through to university. Declan is also a doctoral student who is interested in researching the inclusivity of physical education for all communities.

What to bring

Suitable attire for physical activity

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A free unique CPESA UnderArmour tech t-shirt is included in the price.

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