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Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism Course

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This nationally recognised qualification aims to upskill primary school teachers, future teachers and school support staff to improve the overall delivery of the Physical Education curriculum. On successful completion of this qualification, delegates will be able to assist in raising the standards within primary school physical education teaching.

Here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, we are delighted to be able to once again offer primary schools this exciting course to support the development of Physical Education and School Sport.

What is the qualification?

A bespoke physical education and school sport qualification for primary school teachers, future teacher and school support staff, developed by the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) and Sports Leaders UK.

The aim of the qualification is to up-skill primary colleagues to be able to assist the delivery of high quality primary school PE. The course will address the top 3 concerns of subject knowledge, health and safety and subject leadership.

For more information on what's involved in the course, the benefits and eligibility, please view the attached booklet below.

Previous Delegates said:

"A brilliant course, I've learnt lots of information to help me progress in my new role! Really easy to understand and I've gained so much from this. Thank you!"

"Highly recommend it. Essential for all coordinators"

"Very useful and enjoyable course. Would recommend to anyone wanting to further their knowledge!"

"Both tutors are very approachable, encouraging and helpful. Thank you very much"

"This course has been thought provoking, informative and has offered excellent advice"

Course Dates:

  • Friday 22nd September 2017
  • Friday 17th November
  • Friday 12th January 2018
  • Friday 23rd February 2018
  • Friday 13th April 2018*

*During Rutland School Holidays. If needed, an alternative date will be found for any Rutland delegates.

Cost of Course:

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Schools: £800

Schools outside of Leicester-Shire & Rutland: Please contact us for details.


To apply, please complete the online application form below.

Deadline for Applications - Friday 1st September 2017

Please note there will be a maximum of 20 places available for this course; places will be awarded to applicants on a first-come first-served basis.

We are encouraging applications from across the County, City and Rutland.

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Please provide the details of your Head Teacher/Senior Manager who will be responsible for your internal assessment.

For more information contact:

Geoff Maltby

Geoff Maltby

Sports Development Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

  • Children and Young People Lead
  • Strategic Management & Business Planning
  • School Sport Advocacy
  • School Sport & Physical Activity Network (SSPAN) Development
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