What is the Course About?
The course ensures that there are suitably-qualified people with the knowledge, understanding and competency to plan, organise and deliver the teaching of Physical Education and School Sport, and to assess the learning of young people, in a range of environments, including the community and schools.
There are a number of issues that this course aims to address through school sports' provision:
- primary school teachers receive less than 10 hours' training in delivering Physical Education (during their initial teacher training)
- England is currently the 5th unhealthiest country in the world and it is a Government priority to tackle this trend
- almost a quarter of children are overweight or obese by the time they start primary school, and more than a third are overweight by the time they leave
What are the entry requirements?
- You must be at least 16 years of age
- You must have at least 5 GCSEs (A*-C OR Grade 4 and above) or equivalent, including English and maths at minimum of grade C (learners without a C in maths or English will be required to undertake Functional Skills as part of this programme).
- You should hold a Level 2 Physical Education or sport-related qualification (desirable). Examples include: The 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)
What will you study and learn?
A range of qualifications with a variety of credit values are available. These include:
- Unit 3 Understand Child and Young Person Development
- Unit 5 Support Assessment for Learning
- Unit 6 Plan a Physical Education and School Sport Programme
- Unit 7 Deliver a Physical Education and School Sport Programme
- Unit 8 Review the Delivery of a Physical Education and School Sport Programme
- Unit 9 Organise and Lead a Sport Event or Competition
- Unit 10 Preparing for the Mentoring Role