We are delighted to inform you that the Gateshead School Sport Partnership (GSSP) is now an approved and accredited centre for the delivery of the following national award courses:


The Level 5 Certificate and Level 6 Award courses are national, bespoke primary school physical education qualifications designed for primary school teachers and developed by the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and Sports Leaders UK.

The first session is due to take place as follows:
Date: Wednesday 9 September 2015
Time: 9am – 4pm
Venue: Dryden Centre

For candidates to gain these national qualification(s) attendance on the following is compulsory:

  • All tutor guided learning hour modules identified on the attached application form.
  • Completion of the necessary independent learning hours.


Please find below various documents containing the necessary further details for these qualification courses. These are for your information and reference and to hopefully help to answer any questions you may have.

The documents are as follows:

* Overview: Brief synopsis of the units of the qualification; note within this document the acronym GLH = Guided Learning Hours
Overview – Units of Qualification
* Qualification Context within the national qualifications framework
Qualification Context V2 (PDF)
* GSSP Presentation from recent briefing session – contain a broad overview of the course, costs and process
Briefing Presentation (PDF)
* Word document identifying the staff who are currently eligible to enrol on these courses of study
Who can take these qualifications

On successful completion of the course(s) candidates will receive the national Level 5 Certificate in Primary School Physical Education Specialism and/or Level 6 Award in Primary School Physical Education Subject Leadership. These qualifications are a very effective use of your physical education and school sport premium funding. Upskilling primary school teachers and teaching assistants through these qualifications will provide a positive impact on children and young people. This will help to ensure a sustainable legacy from this additional funding. The Level 5 and 6 national primary school physical education qualifications are a fantastic opportunity to increase pedagogical knowledge, skills and understanding as well as gaining a relevant and recognised national qualification(s).

A broad overview of the course content and the application form can be found on the flier.

Please use the attached application form to enrol on to this course and submit on or before the deadline date using the details provided.

The deadline date for applications is Friday 4th September 2015. If you would like the opportunity to benefit from this national training on your doorstep and be one of the first cohorts of people to undertake the qualification(s) please complete the attached application form and return as instructed.

Level 5 & 6 Qualification Course flyer (PDF)

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