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Active IQ Level 4 Diploma in Primary Physical Education Practice

EFA funded provision for 16-19 year olds, and Advanced Learner Loan funding available

Level 4


Ofqual Accreditation Number 603/2799/6


The purpose of the Level 4 Diploma in Primary Physical Education Practice is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills that contribute to the planning and development of schemes of work within primary physical education. Learners will be able to devise and deliver learning activities and lessons linked to the curriculum and technical syllabus for primary physical education, incorporating differentiated learning activities and assessment for learning as well as being able to lead extra-curricular multi-skill activity sessions. Through this qualification, learners are also given the knowledge and skills to plan and lead a school sporting event or competition as well as promoting and delivering active healthy lifestyle initiatives to children and their families.

Learners must hold either:

  • Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning.
  • Level 3 qualification in Supporting Physical Education in Schools (or equivalent).

In certain circumstances extensive experience of working within primary schools can be considered but this must be supported by the schools Head Teacher.

Learners must be able to apply factual and theoretical knowledge and be able to use a range of cognitive and practical skills to support primary physical education practice within schools. This will require learners to work in predictable and unpredictable situations using knowledge, skills and competencies pitched at level 4 on the RQF.

Learners must complete the nine mandatory units.

  • Coursework/Project.
  • Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

£99 Registration / Certification fee

This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Higher level teaching assistant apprenticeship.
  • Foundation degrees.
  • Teaching and learning.
  • Sport science.
  • Physical education and school sport.
  • Primary education.

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