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.