Taught course

Primary Physical Education

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Education

Entry requirements

You will be in current employment at a primary school as either a class teacher or sports coach and have a relevant good first degree (1st, 2:1 or 2:2 classification) in either primary education (through undergraduate or postgraduate routes into teaching e.g. BA Primary Education, PGCE Primary Education or PGCE 7-14) or physical education.

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time course is for primary school teachers, and other suitably qualified staff currently working in primary schools, who teach physical education.

It has been designed to improve your confidence and competence to teach physical education. This will involve you exploring your professional knowledge and understanding and engaging in debate on the factors which influence the nature and delivery of physical education in the primary school.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Physical Education addresses a school priority area of physical education and the need for teachers to respond creatively to current and future developments.

The course will be delivered outside of the normal school day and include evenings and weekends. Lectures will be based in Canterbury, however, if there is interest from a cluster of schools the sessions could be delivered locally.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Matthew Light