Athletic Challenges: Citius, altius, fortius – higher, faster, stronger

What is this course about?

The course has been developed in response to the poor teaching of athletics in the school physical education curriculum, almost always entirely focused on an event specific approach. The course focuses on the DfE (2013) National Curriculum headline learning for physical education and demonstrates an approach that can develop running, jumping and throwing skills in discreet units or as integral to most activities. It is an approach that focuses on the processes that lead to improved learning and performances – citius, altius, fortius. A starter resource pack will be provided for all attendees to support pupil learning and progress towards higher standards.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will focus on the teaching of athletic challenges that promote headline learning and standards in physical education. Ideas will incorporate key skills of running, jumping and throwing in isolation and in combination and lead on to include advanced technique. The course will also cover how athletic challenges might be designed in the curriculum so that practice might move away from an athletic programme always scheduled after Easter.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading. You will also receive a starter resource pack for your school.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing curriculum practices nationally and internationally – most recently in Kosovo and England. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon. It also includes a school starter resource pack.

Learning in and through Outdoor & Adventurous Activity Challenges

What is this course about?

The course was developed in response to the DfE (2013) statutory programme of study for physical education which requires schools to include outdoor and adventurous activities in their curriculum offer to children at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. It provides you with ideas to promote learning aligned to the National curriculum requirements in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges. We also provide you with a starter resource pack to support learning and progress towards higher standards.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will focus on the teaching of orienteering and low-risk problem solving activities. Orienteering ideas will range from: Treasure Hunt activities, picture orienteering, star orienteering, star and line orienteering and line orienteering, to the use of a map and compass. Low risk problem-solving activities will provide ideas using minimum and everyday equipment that promote opportunity for physical and intellectual challenges that develop cooperation and trust.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading. You will also receive a starter resource pack for your school.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing curriculum practices nationally and internationally – most recently in Kosovo and England. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon. It also includes a school starter resource pack.

Learning in and through Competitive activities and games

What is this course about?

The course was developed in response to the DfE (2013) statutory programme of study for physical education which requires schools to include competitive activities and games in their curriculum offer to children at Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. It provides you with ideas to promote learning aligned to the National curriculum requirements in Competitive activities, games and sports. We also provide you with a starter resource pack to support learning and progress towards higher standards.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will focus on the teaching of individual and team games with reference to some specific sports. It will focus on promoting headline learning in physical education through games. In particular the concept of teaching games for understanding (TGfU) will be explored including the research available that demonstrates this type of approach leads to significantly greater relational understanding and better skill performance than a traditional warm-up, skills and conditioned game lesson approach.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any physical education teacher, teaching assistant, coach, consultant, trainer or Ofsted inspector who is working with primary or secondary schools to raise the standard of physical education and school sport for children and young people.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading. You will also receive a starter resource pack for your school.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell has been involved in developing curriculum practices nationally and internationally – most recently in Kosovo and England. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

Effective Teaching and Learning for higher standards in Examination Physical Education

What is this course about?

From April 2015, 31 new subject qualifications (GCSE and GCE) will be submitted to Ofqual by examination boards for accreditation. If accredited then these qualifications will be first taught in schools from 2016 with first examinations from 2016. This course has been developed in response to these changes which amongst the widely reported 9-1 grading system, a linear assessment system and content not divided into modules expect that students will understand the interrelationship between the different areas of study and develop an awareness they all have collectively on performance. This has implications for our pedagogical approach.

 

What does this course cover?

The course will provide a clear rationale for change and focus on the teaching of awarding organisation’s specifications. In particular we will explore strategies in the short, medium and longer term that you can use to ensure higher standards. Relational teaching and learning will be showcased especially with regard to the type and nature of examination questions. The importance of using specifications to develop integral units of work will also be investigated.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any secondary physical education teacher, delivering GCSE Physical Education in schools who is keen to raise the standard of achievement in the subject.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

 

How is it assessed?

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

Andrew Frapwell is a registered Ofqual subject expert who was involved in the quality assurance process developing the new GCSE in Physical Education. He is currently a Lead Reviewer for Ofqual for the GCE AS and A Level accreditation. He is the author of “Assessing without Levels” (Coachwise 2015). You will engage in practical activities to encourage deep learning.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £190+vat.  This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification has been developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and with the support of Compass – the association of sports and activity providers.  It is a competence-based qualification that confirms occupational competency for those operating in a school sport setting and provides an introduction to further opportunities for you to work within physical education and school sport as higher level teaching assistant, teaching assistant, sports development officer, sports coach, volunteer or leader.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification comprises twelve units of assessment. These units require you to show that you can effectively plan, conduct and evaluate PESS activity programmes, which meet the requirements of the qualification.  The additional four units to the Level 3 Certificate include Organising and leading a sports event or competition, Preparing for the mentoring role, Supporting gifted and talented learners and Facilitating community-based sport and physical activity.  These units are work-based.  In 2013 the Association for Physical Education stated that the minimum requirement for any adult working in a Physical Education or School Sport context must be working towards the Level 3 certificate qualification by 2015.  The Level 3 Diploma covers the certificate requirements.

 

Who is it suitable for?

While it is delivered through the medium of PESS, the skills may be used by you to aspire to work in other sporting roles, such as coaching.  Suitable prerequisites include the Level 2 PESS qualification, GCSE PE, Level 2 BTEC and the Level 3 certificate in supporting the delivery of PESS etc.  You should be at least 16 years of age to enrol on the course.

 

What is the duration of the course?

To qualify for the 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF), you must successfully complete/have credit for all twelve units.  These equate to 54 total credits and 283 guided learning hours (GLH).  You have up to 2 years to complete the course.

 

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods.  You will be provided with a learner pack with assessment tasks listed and these must be completed.  There will also be two assessor observations of your teaching / coaching.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We use a number of associate tutors who are qualified physical education teachers and who are working at a national level.  Some tutors are Ofsted trained, others have worked on international education programmes.  One of the tutors was the author for this qualification and provides the national induction training for all tutors.  All of our tutors have attended the induction training to deliver this qualification.

 

How much will this cost?

The course cost will be a minimum of £895+vat.  Additional costs will depend on arrangements for the work-based units.  Price on application

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

This qualification supports the achievement of the Governments school sport policy and lasting legacy of the 2012 Games.  It qualifies you to deliver/support the delivery of low risk activities that contribute to a physical education and school sport programme through curriculum-based and/or extra-curricular activities; and prepares you for employment in a school sport setting through providing an introduction to opportunities for you to work as a physical education and school sport professional for: e.g. a higher level teaching assistant, teaching assistant, sports coach, sports development officer, sports volunteer or sports leader role.  In March 2013 the Association for Physical Education stated that the minimum requirement for any adult working in a Physical Education or School Sport context must be working towards the Level 3 qualification by 2015.  In addition to this qualification, where activities go beyond low risk, adults working in a school environment should also have a Level 2 National Governing Body Award qualification for each activity they deliver.

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification comprises eight units. These units require you to show that you can effectively plan, conduct and evaluate PESS activity programmes, which meet the requirements of the qualification.  The first four units satisfy the Award of Learning Support Assistant (LSA) and the safeguarding unit included also satisfies workforce induction under the Safeguarding legislation. Other units include Communication and professional relationships, Schools as Organisations, Child and Young Person Development and Assessment for Learning.

Who is it suitable for?

While it is delivered through the medium of PESS, the skills may be used by you to aspire to work in other sporting roles, such as coaching.  Suitable prerequisites include the Level 2 PESS qualification, GCSE PE, Level 2 BTEC etc.  You should be at least 16 years of age to enrol on the course.

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours recommended are 164 and this amounts to 28 credits.  It can take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete, but you have up to 2 years to complete once you register.

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods.  You will be provided with a learner pack with assessment tasks listed and these must all be completed.  There will also be two assessor observations of your teaching / coaching.

How can I be confident of quality?

We use a number of associate tutors who are qualified physical education teachers and who are working at a national level.  Some tutors are Ofsted trained, others have worked on international education programmes.  One of the tutors was the author for this qualification and provides the national induction training for all tutors.  All of our tutors have attended the induction training to deliver this qualification.

How much will this cost?

The course costs £895+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, two placement visits, course administration and certification.

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and School Sport (QCF)

What is this qualification about?

The qualification was developed in partnership with the Association for Physical Education (afPE), to provide learners with an introduction to a number of roles in a physical education and school sport (PESS) setting, including assisting teaching, activity leadership and coaching for young people.

 

What does this qualification cover?

The qualification provides learners with guidance on further opportunities, including how to contribute to PESS programmes as a sports leader, coach, volunteer and teaching assistant.  You will learn about government education policy, national curriculum physical education, safe practice, health and fitness, childhood growth and development, the teaching/coaching process and how to plan and teach a small group of children within a class.

 

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for any person who is working in a school environment with children and young people.  While this qualification is delivered through the medium of PESS, the skills may be used by learners working in other sporting environments, under appropriate guidance.  You should be at least 16 years of age to enrol.

 

What is the duration of the course?

The guided learning hours recommended are 158 and successful completion gives you 18 credits.  The course can take approximately 10-12 weeks to complete, but you have up to two years to finish once you register.  The minimum amount of days recommended tutor contact days required to deliver the course is 10.

 

How is it assessed?

It will be assessed by your tutor using a range of methods.  You will be provided with a learner pack with assessment tasks detailed, employing a range of methods.  These must all be completed satisfactorily to achieve the qualification.  There will be two assessor observations of your teaching / coaching.

 

How can I be confident of quality?

We use a number of associate tutors who are qualified physical education teachers and who are working at a national level.  Some tutors are Ofsted trained, others have worked on international education programmes and have experience training teachers.  One of the tutors authored this qualification.  All of our tutors have attended a national afPE/1st4sport induction training course to deliver this qualification.

 

How much will this cost?

It will cost you £895+vat.  This includes your registration fee which we pay to 1st4sport on your behalf, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, a course portfolio/learner pack, assessment, internal verification, two placement visits, course administration and certification.