Active IQ Level 4 Diploma in Primary Physical Education Practice
The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to the planning and development of schemes of work in 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. 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.
- Portfolio of Evidence.
- Practical Demonstration/Assignment.
This qualification provides progression on to:
- Higher Level Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship
- Foundation degrees
- Teaching and learning
- Sport science
- Physical education and school sport
- Primary education
The qualification will provide the knowledge and practical skills to enhance provision alongside other academic courses such as: National Diploma in Sports Studies, A level PE, and HND and higher education degrees in Learning and Development.
Links to National Standards
The qualification is underpinned by the overarching professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers in lifelong learning.
It is expected that learners will be placed within a school environment for an academic year (a minimum of 30 hours a week for 38 weeks per year). This placement will include a mixture of on- and off-the-job training, and supervised teaching and shadowing/mentoring by a qualified teach