Taught course

Primary Physical education

University of the West of Scotland · School of Education

Entry requirements

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

Exceptions may be made in the case of applicants who can demonstrate significant relevant experience together with recent academic study.

Students should apply directly to UWS.

To achieve a Masters award you will need to achieve 180 credits, broken down as follows:

  • Certificate (3 modules, first 60 credits)
  • Diploma (3 modules, second 60 credits)
  • Masters dissertation (1 module, final 60 credits)

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate certificate course 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.

Course content

  • The programme, which is delivered on a part-time, blended learning basis with sessions at Ayr Campus, aims to:
  • Support you to think critically about your knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to enhance the delivery of quality physical education
  • Help you support the ongoing development of physical education within your primary school, local cluster or education authority
  • Enhance participants’ abilities to critically reflect in an informed way on their own practice in primary physical education

Information for international students

Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please note that for some programmes of study there may be additional costs involved which are not included in the tuition fee advertised. These could be, for example, for study materials, fields trips or equipment. Programme leaders will be able to provide detail of any additional costs.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Elaine McCulloch
0800 027 1000 (44 141 849 4101)