Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to supporting the delivery of low risk activities that contribute to a physical education and school sport programme through curriculum-based and/or extra-curricular activities.

What does the qualification cover?

To achieve the qualification learners must complete the following 12 mandatory units with a total of 54 credits

  • Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults (level 3, 2 credits)
  • Schools as organisations (level 3, 3 credits)
  • Understand child and young person development (level 3, 4 credits)
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people (level 3, 3 credits)
  • Support assessment for learning (level 3, 4 credits)
  • Plan a physical education and school sport programme (level 3, 5 credits)
  • Deliver a physical education and school sport programme (level 3, 4 credits)
  • Review the delivery of a physical education and school sport programme (level 3, 3 credits)
  • Organise and lead a sports event or competition (level 3, 3 credits)
  • Preparing for the mentoring role (level 3, 3 credits)
  • Support gifted and talented learners (level 3, 4 credits)
  • Facilitate community-based sport and physical activity (level 3, 16 credits)

Who is it suitable for?

The qualification has been developed for:

  • Individuals who wish to work and/or seek employment in Physical Education and/or School Sports settings
  • Individuals considering a career in education in the field of Physical Education and/or School Sports
  • Individuals already working in the Active Leisure Sector and wish to enhance their career progression opportunities.

What are the entry requirements

This qualification is open to all (Learners aged 16+) and there are no previous qualifications or specific entry requirements. It is aimed specifically at those who already work, or aspire to work, in a physical education and school sport setting.

How is it assessed?

  • Coursework/ portfolio of evidence
  • Workplace observations

How long does it take to complete?

Guided Learning Hours are 283.  Apprenticeships are required to be a minimum of a year and 1 day.

What could this qualification lead to?

The qualification also provides the following possible career/employment progressions:

Physical education and school sport professional e.g.

  • Teaching assistant
  • Sports development officer
  • Sports coach
  • Volunteer or leader

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The qualification provides direct progression and further learning to the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF)
  • Other teaching and assessing qualifications
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Sports Development (QCF)
  • A wide variety of coaching qualifications