Level 5 Certificate in Primary School PE Specialism

Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism

The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism is a bespoke primary school physical education qualification developed by afPE and Sports Leaders UK.



What are the course objectives?

  • To upskill primary school teachers, HLTAs and TAs to become PE specialists.
  • Delegates will be able to raise standards through high quality PE teaching in their school. 

The qualification aims to upskill your teachers and higher level teaching assistants in the delivery of high quality primary school PE. This nationally-recognised qualification is a proven way to effectively and sustainably raise the standards of physical education within your school. You can invest your Primary PE and Sport Premium in this qualification.



Who is the course aimed at?

  • Primary school teacher with QTS or GTCS
  • Primary school teacher without QTS or GTCS
  • Higher level teaching assistant within a primary school
  • Teaching assistant
  • Coaches working within a primary school in the role of a teaching assistant



What will the course cover?

  • Understanding primary school physical education
  • Principles of pedagogy in primary school physical education
  • Planning for continuity and progression in primary school physical education
  • Using assessment to impact on learning and progress in primary school physical education
  • Teaching primary school physical education



How many hours is the course?

  • The course requires 141 guided learning hours which includes 45 tutored hours and 96 independent learning hours.

The Level 5 Certificate is a prerequisite to the Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership.



What are the key outcomes?

  • Guaranteed to increase delegates’ confidence, competence and PE subject knowledge
  • Proven to raise standards across the curriculum and contribute to whole school improvement
  • Effective and sustainable use of the Primary PE and Sport Premium

This is a professional degree equivalent level qualification.



What do professionals say?

To hear the perspectives of delegates, headteachers and tutors, in addition to the national perspective click here.


For more information please call Dan on 0330 223 2956 or contact us using the form below.


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Aspire's organisation – from project management, back office administration and on ground delivery – has been incredibly good which has enabled the programme to not only be a success but we have been able to include a much larger number than originally thought.

Catherine Stephenson
Staffordshire County Council

Aspire offer a positive ongoing relationship, consistent high-quality team members through different programmes and peace of mind

Hillary Primary School

Aspire offer us reliability, a high standard of tuition & flexibility

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Our children have enjoyed the approach to maths, through the Maths on the Move Programme - it focuses their learning and shows them the importance of maths in everything (it's not just a subject).

St Mary's RC Primary School

This is the 3rd time that my children have come to Aspire Active Camps, they love it and are already asking to go back! My younger daughter is brimming with confidence from her new-found sports skills and my older daughter has discovered a love for basketball. Top marks for the team all round!

Active Camps Parent 6/9/16

We have worked with Aspire Sports for over five years. The quality of delivery has always been excellent. The coaches are well qualified, knowledgeable and child friendly.

Sue Bailey
The Arthur Terry School

WSAS have had an extremely positive and long standing relationship with Aspire Sports. The feedback from our schools has been outstanding and we always achieve our pass rate targets. We communicate regularly, the support staff are always on hand to help out and are very professional and friendly. Aspire always go beyond our expectations.

Faye Haworth
Wilson Stuart Active Society

My child loves the range of activities on offer. I am always impressed by the positive, professional and friendly team both at the camp and the office.

Active Camp Parent 31/10/16