Primary Physical Education (PgCert)

University of the West of Scotland


Ayr Campus, Off campus


The postgraduate certificate in Primary Physical Education has been designed to help registered primary school teachers extend their knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to deliver high-quality physical education in a primary school setting.

You will study three modules run over the three trimesters within one academic year:

Pedagogy of Primary Physical Education – gives you the opportunity to critically reflect on your current practice. It explores sport education, teaching games for understanding and current national and international trends within primary physical education.

Developing Quality Physical Education – will develop your knowledge and understanding of developing quality physical education and enhance your teaching skills in delivering primary physical education.

Aspects of Learning in Primary Physical Education – this module will consider the significant aspects of learning within physical education, supporting your understanding of these and how they can be used to provide a broad range of relevant and realistic learning experiences.

Entry Requirements

You will typically hold a teaching qualification in Primary Education. You are required to be (or applicable to be) Registered Teachers with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS).

Start Date



Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Blended learning

Course Length

1 year


School of Education and Social Sciences



SCQF Level



Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other