Taught course

Primary Physical Education

University of the West of Scotland · School of Education

Entry requirements

Applicants will typically hold a teaching qualification in Primary Education and 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Physical Education course will extend your knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to deliver high-quality physical education in a primary school setting.

Our course, which is delivered on a part-time basis will:

  • support you to think critically about your knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to enhance delivery of quality physical education
  • help you support the ongoing development of physical education within your primary school, local cluster or education authority
  • enhance your ability to critically reflect in an informed way on your own practice in primary physical education

This course has received GTC Scotland’s Professional Recognition award which aims to support teachers to engage in high-quality professional learning and recognises accomplished teaching practice. GTC Scotland accredits a professional learning course after assessing that it meets the standards expected of the award of Professional Recognition. The course does not include qualified teacher status.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Elaine McCulloch