Community Trust Launch FA Primary Teachers' Award

20th March 2019

The Swansea City Community Trust are offering teachers across South West Wales a completely free PE Teaching qualification.

The FA Primary Teachers’ Award is a free course designed for both practicing and trainee teachers, or higher level teaching assistants working in a primary school. It has been hugely successful in developing teachers’ confidence to deliver high quality PE.

Taking place on Monday April 1 or Monday April 8, the course is delivered by an ex-Primary Teacher and the current education coordinator of the English FA, in partnership with the Swans Community Trust.

The course presents ideas for lessons using a variety of games based around movement skills for 5–11 year olds and the basic principles of invasion games.

The tutors show how differentiation and assessment for learning can be embedded in PE lessons and also give guidance to those teachers who might run a school team.

The course is applicable for those who wish to build on their existing knowledge and those looking to improve their confidence in PE or football.

Throughout the course, the tutors will also explain the importance of high-quality PE in schools in order to develop confidence, self-esteem and belief amongst children and also the benefits of PE in raising academic achievement across other school subjects.

Candidates will gain a resource booklet and a recognised qualification on completion. At the end of the course participants will:

  • Have a greater awareness of the contribution invasion games have to Foundation Phase & KS2 PE purpose of study
  • Understand how to set up an organised PE lesson
  • Understand how to organise basic FUNdamental games to help develop Physical Literacy
  • Have an understanding of how to modify practices to manage difference
  • Have an understanding of how to further their knowledge and understanding of association football through attending relevant courses

To attend teachers must first gain a free FA membership number here -

Teachers have a choice of two days to attend:

Option 1: Monday 1st April, David Lloyd (SA10 6GZ) 9am – 4pm

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Option 2: Monday 8th April, Penrhos Primary School (SA15 2NG) 9am – 4pm

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For more information, contact Curtis Grant on